Financial Aid

Important upcoming fall 2020 financial aid dates:

August 10 – Disbursement of financial aid and/or gift aid will begin being applied to student bills.

    To view aid disbursement through CalCentral –> Dashboard –> My Finances –> “View Transactions” –> Payments and Aid tab.

August 17 – Processing of refunds begins. Sign up for direct deposit to have your financial aid refunds deposited directly to your bank account.  

August 21 – Semester tuition bill due. Please refer to Student Billing for information about payment options, including installment plans.

Withdrawing from classes? If you are a financial aid recipient and you withdraw, you may no longer be eligible for all of the financial aid you have received. You may have to pay back all or a portion of your aid. The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office uses the federal definition for determining when all aid is considered to be “earned,” which is after the 60% mark of the term. For LAW students, the 60% date for fall is October 24, 2020 and April 5, 2021 for spring. 

*If you are withdrawing from classes due to COVID-19, please contact our office to discuss further. 


Berkeley Law is committed to providing one of the best suites of financial aid programs. The Financial Aid Office helps eligible students to obtain grants, fellowships, and scholarships based on merit and/or need, as well as an array of federal and private student loans. Follow the links below to find information on types of aid, how to apply, and more. Visit our FAQ Page for up-to-date information.

Prospective and current students, as well as alumni, may also schedule a phone or in-person appointment to discuss financial aid matters. Or, join us for our drop-in Zoom office hours, which are 1:1 and confidential. Currently, office hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:15 am – 12:00 pm.

For information on financial aid for LL.M and JSD students, please visit the LL.M and JSD admissions pages here.

Students: Click here to discuss financial concerns related to COVID-19 and your aid options. We are here for you.

LRAP participants, please click here to view relevant COVID-19 loan information.

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