Family Friendly Benefits
Graduate student benefits
As many as one in ten of Berkeley's graduate students is a parent
of a young child or children. Recognizing the special challenges involved
in balancing advanced degree programs and family responsibilities, the
University is committed to supporting policies, programs, and services
to help graduate student parents meet their family care obligations while
they pursue their academic goals.
Student Parent Grant
Registered graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
and are parents (single or married) with dependent children may apply
for a need-based award funded by the Graduate Division and administered
by the Financial Aid Office. This grant may be applied toward housing,
dependent health insurance, child care, and/or fee and tuition costs.
Apply by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
(The school code for UC Berkeley is 001312.) Because funds are limited,
students should apply by FAFSA's priority deadline, in March for the following
academic year. Late applications may be considered only as funds permit.
Financial Aid Office
201 Sproul Hall
Phone: (510) 642-6442
Graduate Student Family Grant
Registered international graduate students who have a dependent living
with them may apply for a need-based award funded by the Graduate Division
and administered by the Berkeley International Office. Because funds are
limited, students should apply by the priority deadline in May for the
following academic year. Late applications may be considered only as funds
information is available online.
Berkeley International Office
2299 Piedmont (at International House)
Phone: (510) 642-2818