Finance Advice

This is a page that is meant to provide financial resources for students. Please email us at for resources we should add to this page

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Berkeley's Finacial Aid & Scholarships Website

Berkeley's Finacial Aid & Scholarships Website provides resources for applying to finacial aid and scholarships. Additionally, it has many resources to aid students in their financial success. Berkeley's Finacial Aid & Scholarships COVID-19 Update

Bears for Financial Success

Bears for Financial Success is a peer-to-peer financial wellness program housed in the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office at UC Berkeley. We offer workshops and one-on-one appointments to help students manage their personal finances in college and beyond.

Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request

Your financial aid eligibility is based on a standard cost of attendance, or student budget. We may be able to increase your budget—and your financial aid eligibility—if you incur expenses during the academic year that are higher than your standard financial aid budget. This is called a Cost of Attendance Adjustment Request. Please note that there is no COA Adjustment process for the summer term.

UC Berkeley Scholarship Connection

A surprising number of students fail to see that identifying scholarships can be one of the most important parts of the successful scholarship search. There are thousands and thousands of scholarships available to students through internet searches and scholarship guides, but no one student will every qualify for all of them. Even if one person were to qualify for all of them, though, most students at UC Berkeley probably don't have the time to apply for each and every one. For this reason, a well-defined scholarship search can be invaluable to students looking for some extra money to fund their education, research proposal, or community service project. The best and cheapest way to run a scholarship search is to find a good, reliable scholarship search engine (like UC Berkeley Scholarship Connection scholarship database.)

iGrad Finacial Aid Tool

iGrad Finacial Aid Tool begins with asking you to create a profile. Once your profile is created, you will have access to a personalized dashboard containing resources that will enable you to improve your money management, career, and student loan knowledge and skills. With recommended video tips, quick financial lessons, personalized job search and more, you will be well equipped to ensure your successful financial well-being in college and beyond.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers provide free, quality income tax preparation assistance for low and moderate income, elderly, disabled, and non-native English speaking individuals. If you make $54,000/year or below and meet our other eligibility criteria, you qualify for this service. All volunteers at the Student Legal Clinic have been trained and certified by the IRS. Schedule an appointment here.

Berkeley Research's Databases to Search for Funding

Berkeley Research's Databases to Search for Funding is a page with several powerful databases and search engines are available to help UC Berkeley faculty, staff and students identify potential sources of research funding.

Find Work-Study Jobs

Find Work-Study Jobs here. If you receive financial aid from UC Berkeley, and have a Federal Work-Study Program award as part of your financial aid package, you can log in with your CalNet ID to search the job listings.