Financial Aid

Welcome! Our office is located in Suite 226 of the Law Building. You can reach us by phone, email, walk-in, or appointment. Starting June 3rd until August 2nd, our appointment, call, and walk-in hours will be Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm. Our Zoom office hours will resume in the Fall semester. We are closed each day for lunch between 12 – 1pm. If you need to reach us when we’re not in, please leave a voicemail or email financial-aid-law@berkeley.edu.

Financial Aid Updates and Announcements -

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • August 9 – The Fall 2024 Financial Aid Disbursement Date is August 9. Students can receive financial aid refunds as early as the first week of the fall semester.
  • August 15 – Deadline to Waive Student Health Insurance Plan with a $75 fee.
  • August 15 Cost of Attendance adjustment request forms open for Fall 2024.
  • August 19 – Continuing students’ last day to withdraw without obligation to pay some or all tuition and fees.
  • August 23 – Tuition and fee payments are due.
  • August 25 – Incoming 1L’s last day to withdraw without obligation to pay some or all tuition and fees.
  • September 22 – Fee Payment Plan enrollment deadline
  • September 27 – Deadline to complete the Financial Aid Compliance Assignment*

 

Upcoming Webinars –

July 23rd, 2024 @ 3pm PST “Scholarship Search Panel Discussion” Hear from a panel of current students about their experience with outside agency scholarships. Learn tips on how to search for scholarships, as well as application processes, time management, organization, and preparation strategies. Click here to register for the virtual event!

July 25th, 2024 @ 1pm PST “Billing Basics” Join the Berkeley Law Financial Aid Office as we help you navigate your billing summary on CalCentral. Learn how to read your billing summary, where to find your financial aid awards, how to accept your loans, how to set up direct deposit, and other billing essentials. We look forward to seeing you! Click here to attend the virtual event!

(View previously recorded webinars by visiting our Info Sessions and Presentations webpage)


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 an appointment to discuss financial aid matters. 

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