Financial Aid


Please review the entering student financial aid checklist or the continuing student financial aid checklist for more detailed information on how to best prepare for the upcoming year. 


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

July 15th – Recommended deadline to accept federal loans for on-time, August disbursement

Mid-July – Berkeley Law Gift Aid awards posted to student’s CalCentral accounts (if applicable)

Mid-July – Fall 2021 semester bill visible in CalCentral accounts

August 9-10th – Fall semester gift aid and/or student loans begins to disburse (all financial aid tasks must be completed in order for disbursement to take place)

Week of August 16th – Financial aid refunds processed

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.  You can also join our Zoom office hours Mondays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm to speak with a counselor.

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.