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Types of Aid

Nearly everyone is eligible for financial aid–it is the type of aid that differs. The type of aid you are offered is based on your level of financial need.

Financial aid is either need-based or non-need-based. Need-based financial aid includes subsidized loans, grants, scholarships, and federal work-study.Non-need-based financial aid is made up of unsubsidized loans, parent loans, and private loans.

Eligible families with incomes below $80,000 pay no tuition under UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan.

UC Berkeley offers four types of financial aid awards:

Students who are eligible for these awards include California residents, U.S. citizens, and eligible noncitizens. International students are not eligible for federal financial aid or institutional aid managed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley.

Undergraduates who qualify for an AB 540 waiver should visit the Berkeley Undergraduate Dream Act Aid page.

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Residency Requirements

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office l Who is Eligible

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

UC Berkeley Scholarship Connection

Outside Scholarship Resources

Undergraduate Dream Act Aid

Financial Aid and Scholarships Office