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Does UC Berkeley give out scholarships?

BetudoBetudo 89 replies22 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
I was wondering since my family can't afford it if Berkeley has any scholarships or good financial aid?

Thanks
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  • Sportsman88Sportsman88 1571 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,584 Senior Member
    If you are OOS, you are full pay.
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 9742 replies61 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 9,803 Senior Member
    UC Berkeley is a public university funded by the state of California and its taxpayers.

    As such, it is primarily funded for its residents. Everyone else pays full fees.
    California residents are eligible for California grants and scholarships.
    Berkeley has a few grants, but typically these are for elite students with perfect scores and GPA's but they may not cover full fees and are VERY limited.

    If you are not a resident, you pay $60K per year.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76108 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,771 Senior Member
    Yes, but not very many, and anything big should be considered a high reach.
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  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston 14633 replies974 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 15,607 Senior Member
    Look at your in state flagship.
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  • mom2collegekidsmom2collegekids 83917 replies1003 discussionsForum Champion Financial Aid, Forum Champion Alabama Posts: 84,920 Forum Champion
    What is your home state?

    In other threads, you've mentioned that your family can't pay much. UCB gives FEW merit awards. If you're OOS, the merit is even more rare, and still leaves a LARGE amount for the family to pay...and they won't give aid to cover that.
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  • Capecodder2014Capecodder2014 99 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    edited April 2017
    They meet full need for in-state Regents scholars (of course that will include the max direct loans to the student, i.e. $5500 freshman year).
    edited April 2017
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  • aunt beaaunt bea 9742 replies61 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 9,803 Senior Member
    If he's instate^.
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  • UndercrackersUndercrackers 846 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 848 Member
    @aunt bea A limited number of OOS students can also receive Regents/Chancellor scholarships. Most of the 200 or so they select each year are in-state.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 26954 replies116 discussionsForum Champion UC Posts: 27,070 Forum Champion
    @Undercrackers; But as an OOS regents scholar, does UCB meet financial need? I know that at UCLA, OOS regent scholars will not receive aid towards the OOS supplemental tuition ($28K+) so I was wondering if UCB does the same? I could not find this information on the UCB website.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76108 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,771 Senior Member
    http://financialaid.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/docs/forms/RC_Tenure_Contract_2016-17.pdf
    http://financialaid.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/docs/forms/RC_Tenure_Contract_OOS_2016-17.pdf

    UCB Regents' scholarship in-state is $2,500 or need-based award based on FAFSA need.
    UCB Regents' scholarship out-of-state is $25,000 or need-based award based on FAFSA need.

    It looks like the intent is to cover out-of-state additional tuition when meeting FAFSA need, or bring the price down to close to in-state levels for out-of-state students without FAFSA need, although the wording suggests that the scholarship may be less if there are budget issues. For in-state students with financial need, the likely effect is to replace the usual ~$8,000 of student loan and work expectation with scholarship money.

    Earning a Regents' scholarship at UCB should be seen as a high reach.
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 26954 replies116 discussionsForum Champion UC Posts: 27,070 Forum Champion
    @ucbalumnus, thanks for the information.
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  • Capecodder2014Capecodder2014 99 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    For our in-state regent, they did not replace the student loan. So for freshman year her package was $2500 regents, 5500 DL and the remaining COA minus our EFC was a middle class scholarship.

    For sophomore year they did away with the regent scholarship designation and just issued it all as Berkeley scholarship = to COA-EFC-6500 DL
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  • UndercrackersUndercrackers 846 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 848 Member
    @ucbalumnus Definitely high reach. Around 2,000 are finalists, narrowed down to 200ish. And it's not always the people with the best raw stats - there's a bunch of stuff that goes into how they are awarded (totality of the application, an interview, etc.).

    OP needs to apply to a range of schools, especially those that are generous with financial aid to OOS/international. State schools (specifically CA) cannot be counted on to offer that.
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  • BetudoBetudo 89 replies22 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    Thanks for the reply, I am out of state. It seems like it is high reach to get scholarship
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 76108 replies663 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 76,771 Senior Member
    For our in-state regent, they did not replace the student loan. So for freshman year her package was $2500 regents, 5500 DL and the remaining COA minus our EFC was a middle class scholarship.

    Seems like it now just effectively replaces the student work earnings expectation, rather than the student work + student loan amount.
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