FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1, 2009

You must fill out the FAFSA in order to participate in the federal student loan program, which includes the Federal Stafford loans and the Federal Graduate PLUS loan. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to apply for federal student aid (if you are an international student, you will need to pursue a private loan). Here's how to apply:

  1. Fill out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  2. The UCLA School Code is #001315
  3. You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident to receive federal financial aid
  4. Application information questions: (800) 433-3243
  5. Technical Assistance: (800) 801-0576
  6. You may apply on the FAFSA up until May 2010 for federal aid
  7. Cost of Attendance is NOT the same as tuition cost. See the FAQ at www.fao.ucla.edu
  8. For student loan lenders at UCLA, visit www.fao.ucla.edu and select Publications

The FAFSA is a qualifier for the Federal Stafford and Federal Graduate PLUS loans.