Financial Aid Checklist & Timeline For Entering 学生们

此信息适用于传入 1L J.D. students for the 2019-20 academic year only. 

引入传送学生应该使用 清单为转学生。继续JD学生应该使用 继续学生清单。法学硕士和j.s.d学生应参考 检查清单ll.m./j.s.d。学生们 




Upon Applying for Admission

November – March

  • Review the webpage on Entering Student Scholarships & Gift Aid for more information about how 和 when Berkeley Law determines gift aid offers. Gift aid is 不 unlimited.

  • Submit the 2019-20 FAFSA *
    • While loan offers may 不 show on CalCentral until spring, students who submit the FAFSA 和 are eligible for federal students loans can expect to be offered student loans up to the Cost of Attendance.
    • Be sure to include “UC Berkeley” school code #001312 on your application.
    • T这里 is no hard deadline to complete the FAFSA, but we suggest completion by March 2019 to ensure your loan offers will be viewable on CalCentral in the summer preceding the academic year. The FAFSA must be completed by this date to be considered for the GDP (Graduate Diversity Program) scholarship. 联系 admissions@law.berkeley.edu with questions about the GDP 最后期限 & application process.
    • *Students without U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency, or one of the other eligible statuses for federal student aid, are 不 eligible to file the FAFSA. 学生们 in this situation who qualify for CA AB540 (in-state residency for tuition purposes) should complete the CA DREAM Act application for UC Berkeley to be considered for some types of institutional aid, such as the 研究生多元化计划(国内生产总值) award. 

Mid-March – May

  • View your financial aid offers, including federal student loans, through CalCentral
    • You may be notified of gift aid offers separately before or after you are offered federal student loans; if so you will receive 不ification via email.
    • Submit the FAFSA if you would like to be considered for federal student loans (recommended 最后期限 is 60-90 days before the term begins)
    • 学生们 who submit the FAFSA 和 are eligible for federal student aid are typically offered student loans up to the Cost of Attendance. 
    • Loan offers may 不 be viewable on CalCentral until the spring/summer prior to enrolling
    • If Berkeley has received your FAFSA you should be able to view this on CalCentral 1-2 weeks  after receiving a confirmation email from Federal Student Aid. See the “How do I find my 任务…” 常问问题
    • You must accept Terms and Conditions on CalCentral before being able to view the status of your FAFSA application 和 any 任务 (to-do’s), in addition to being able to view your financial aid award. See 常问问题 定位条款和条件。 
  • 完成 your 合法居留的声明 after being admitted

    • Submit through CalCentral. This will show as a ‘task’ in CalCentral. It is important that this be done early as processing may take up to several weeks. You will be held responsible for paying non-resident 费用 until processing is complete.
    • 如果你有居住权的相关问题,您可以联系 Residence Affairs Unit.
  • 创建一个 financial budget
    • Determine if you need to borrow loans to cover your educational expenses. Not sure how much you need? Visit our 常问问题页面.
      • If using financial aid to cover indirect expenses like books, rent, and travel, remember that the earliest financial aid refunds will be available is the first week of classes for the fall semester, 和 the first week of classes for the spring semester. We are 不 able to release financial aid 退s earlier than these time frames, so budget accordingly for your travel/book expenses prior to the term, as well as winter break expenses.

June – July

  • 上面,如果你还没有这样做已经完成的任务。
  • 接受你希望借任何贷款 CalCentral
    • You will be able to indicate how much you want to accept after clicking the “Accept” button. Note that federal student loans are divided evenly between the fall and spring semesters 和 paid out on a semester basis.
    • Be sure to consider the origination 费用 (processing 费用) for federal loans in your calculations. Visit our 常问问题 page for more information.
    • Processing of the Graduate PLUS Loan, including the credit check, typically occurs in early 八月. If 批准了这笔贷款,由于 adverse credit history 500 Internal Server Error- 365体育|投注网址

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    • We encourage you to accept the smallest amount of loans needed for the year. You can accept less than the offered amount, which is your maximum current eligibility. If you accept less than the maximum amount offered to you, you have until the end of the term to accept additional amounts of the loan. Visit our 常问问题 对接受贷款的页面了解更多信息。
    • 完成 Entrance Counseling Master Promissory Note(s) if borrowing the Federal Direct Unsubsidized 员工ord or Graduate PLUS 贷款
      • Must be completed online at studentloans.gov before the loans can disburse 和 pay towards your bill or be 退ed to you.
      • Entrance counseling only needs to be completed once for both the Unsubsidized and Graduate PLUS 贷款. On the other h和, Master Promissory Notes must be completed for each loan type.
      • 允许2-3周的处理时间
  • 请确保你已经创建了一个财务预算 (see above),并且已经占到了寒假和暑假的费用。
    • Financial aid is paid out on a term basis directly to your fees bill, typically a week prior to the start of the term. After financial aid applies to your tuition, 费用, and university charges, if t这里 are funds leftover, you may receive funds to use for indirect expenses like books, rent, 和 travel. This is called a 退.
    • The earliest financial aid 退s will be available is the first week of classes of each semester.

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  • 确保完成所有的财政援助 任务 on CalCentral。不知道在哪里可以找到您的任务列表?请访问我们的 常问问题页面
    • Important Priority Deadline: If you were assigned a “Financial Aid Verification” task, the priority 最后期限 to complete this task is June 30,2019 in order to ensure funding by the start of the term. Submitting documents by June 30 does not confirm completion, as it can take several weeks for your documents to be reviewed. The task will only be marked “完成” if further documentation is 不 required. See more information on how to complete verification for 2019-20 这里.
  • Sign up for Direct DepositT to get your refund as early as possible 和 avoid delays in getting your refund. Without Direct Deposit you may need to wait it long lines to pick up any 退 checks.
  • 确定是否会被放弃 和 submit waiver by the 最后期限. This fee will otherwise be automatically assessed 和 be part of your semester 费用 bill.
  • 申请 outside agency scholarships
  • 如果学生家长,考虑申请 UC Parent Grant 由伯克利研究生师施用。 


  • 完成六/七月的任务,如果你还没有这样做
  • 报告calcentral私人外部机构的奖学金
    • It’s important to do this early because your financial aid, typically the Graduate PLUS Loan, may be reduced to ensure that the amount of your financial aid resources doesn’t exceed your Cost of Attendance. More information about how 和 w这里 to mail scholarship checks can be found 这里.
    • If unable to report private scholarships on CalCentral, email us to 不ify us of your award 和 to discuss impacts to your financial aid
  • 检查你的账单和calcentral退款状态
    • Official billing statements will be available online through CalCentral by the beginning of 八月. Don’t worry when you don’t see financial aid on this bill (financial aid disburses on a specific date – refer to email communication from the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office). However, make sure you’ve completed all of your 任务 在calcentral并没有任何成立。
    • After you’re enrolled in classes, accepted financial aid will disburse directly to your 费用 bill on the anticipated disbursement date that is communicated via email from the Financial Aid Office.
    • Detailed billing information can be found on CalCentral under the My Finances Tab. Click on “View Account Details”and change the filter to “All Transactions.” This is w这里 you can view your charges 和 credits like grants, scholarships, loans, tuition waivers, veterans benefits payments, third party billing payments, etc. 
    • Make sure your tuition 和 fees are paid by the fall semester deadline. The 费用 最后期限 is typically in mid-八月, approximately 第一财政援助支出后一周. Official bill due dates will be available on your CalCentral billing statement. 
    • Remember, financial aid 退s are only available as early as the first week of instruction. Be sure to sign up for Direct Deposit to get your 退 as early as possible. (CalCentral –> My Finances –> “Manage Account” under Financial Resources)
  • If you have 不 completed your financial aid requirements or will be 分期掏腰包, consider enrolling in the 学费和费用支付计划(FPP) 避免在入学滞纳金和影响。


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