Types of Aid
Learn more about our Middle Class Affordability Plan.
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.