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FAFSA and Dream Act

The Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office is committed to providing students and parents with the resources they need to make a Berkeley education an affordable reality. Our staff is here to guide you and your family through the financial aid process from start to finish. Please complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and allow the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and institutional support that can make your educational dreams a reality.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs include grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. Please apply here.


Dream Act Aid

The Dream Act Aid allows children who were brought into the US under the age of 16 without proper visas/immigration to provide them with resources for development, relief, and education for alien minors. If you are a student who attends school on a regular basis and meet in-state tuition and GPA requirements, apply for student financial benefits via the Dream Act Aid.


Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking. The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us.
Two thirds of Berkeley undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
Sixty-one percent of undergraduate students who graduated between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014 graduated without loan debt.