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    UCLA Scholarships & Financial Aid

    By Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: May 2nd, 2024
    UCLA Scholarships & Financial Aid

    The University of California at Los Angeles (or UCLA) is one of the top research institutions in the world. UCLA is organized according to six undergraduate colleges and has over 30,000 undergraduate students. Since UCLA is a University of California college, for admissions purposes, students must apply using the UC application. 

    UCLA scholarships include a number of merit scholarships and need-based financial aid opportunities for students to take advantage of!

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    UCLA Tuition & Cost

    Since UCLA is a public institution, there are separate tuition rates for California residents and out-of-state students.

    The current cost of attendance rates for both in-state and out-of-state students is on UCLA’s website.

    See also: In-state vs. out-of-state tuition: Everything you need to know

    UCLA Merit Scholarships

    UCLA offers three merit scholarships. For consideration for these scholarships, students must complete the scholarship section on the admissions application.

    Achievement Scholarship

    This merit-based scholarship is based on a student’s academic record and demonstrated financial need. There is no additional application requirement (students simply need to submit their FAFSA or DREAM Act Application). UCLA Achievement Scholarship award winners receive between $500 and $10,000. These awards are also renewable!

    Regents Scholarship Program

    The UCLA Regents Scholarships are among the most prestigious awards available. Each year, up to 100 Regents scholarships are offered to freshman and transfer students. Scholarship recipients receive awards based on academic achievement, leadership, and promise as students and leaders in the UCLA community. These renewable scholarships are worth $2,000 per year and are awarded regardless of financial need.

    However, if a student demonstrates financial need, the student will receive grants and/or scholarships to cover the rest of the financial need! Regents Scholars also receive additional perks such as priority class registration, housing, and parking.

    Chancellor’s Blue and Gold Scholarship Program

    The Chancellor’s scholarship aims to support first year students who come from Los Angeles County High Schools. Transfer students who attended high school in Los Angeles County are also eligible. These awards are worth $1,000 to $5,000 per year and are renewable.

    Community service is a big part of this scholarship program and to renew their scholarships, students must complete 20 hours of community service per year.

    See also: Top merit-based scholarships

    UCLA financial aid

    UCLA offers need-based financial aid to students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Dream Act Application by March 2nd. These grants are essentially free money that will not need to be repaid.

    Many of the need-based financial aid opportunities are only available for California residents including Cal Grants, the Middle Class Scholarship Program, and the University of California Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan.

    Students and families should also use the Net Price Calculator to estimate their potential financial aid.

    UCLA Financial Aid Codes

    The UCLA FAFSA Code is 001315-00.

    Questions about UCLA Financial Aid?

    If you have any questions, the UCLA financial aid website is a great place to start. Students can also contact the office of financial aid via phone at 310-206-0400.

    Next Steps

    Next Steps

    • To estimate financial aid, complete the Net Price Calculator
    • Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act Application to apply for aid
    • To qualify for merit scholarships, students will need to complete the scholarship section on the UC Application

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