Financial Aid

Important upcoming spring 2021 financial aid dates and deadlines:

April 15, 2021Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request (COAAR) deadline – If this date has passed, please reach out to our office to discuss further.

May 10th – Bar Study Loan application due (application open as of March 26th)

June 1st – Deadline to submit statement of legal residency in order to apply for residency for the 2021-2022 academic year.

June 30th – Recommended deadline to submit 2021-2022 FAFSA application.

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. Office hours for the Spring Semester are 1:00 – 4:00 pm Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Fridays.

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.