Applying for Financial Aid

2021-22 Financial Aid Priority Deadline:

Tuesday, March 2, 2021



Federal vs. Private Loans

Students considering student loans need to be aware of the differences between federal student loans and private student loans:

  • Federal student loans are required by law to provide a range of flexible repayment options including, but not limited to, income-based and income-contingent repayment plans as well as loan forgiveness benefits that private lenders are not required to provide.

  • Federal direct loans are available to most students regardless of income. Other qualification criteria do apply, more information about Federal Student Aid.

  • Private student loan lenders can offer variable interest rates that can increase or decrease over time, depending on market conditions.

  • The interest rate on a private loan may depend on the borrower’s and/or co-signer’s credit rating.

  • Private student loans have a range of interest rates and fees and students should determine the interest rate of, and any fees associated with, the private student loan included in their financial aid award package before accepting the loan. Students should contact the lender of the private student loan or their UC campus’ financial aid office if they have any questions about a private student loan.

2021-22 Application Procedure for University Aid & Federal Direct Loans

To apply for all University Aid or a federal Direct Loan, you must:

  • Meet all of the eligibility criteria listed

  • Submit all completed forms required for the particular type of financial assistance you seek:
    An incomplete financial aid application will not be processed.



For All University Aid

For Federal Direct Loan Only

FAFSA      University FAFSA School Code: 001315




Dental Institutional Application for Students

School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office (see address below)



Dental Institutional Application for Custodial Parents

School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office



Dental Institutional Application for Noncustodial Parent(s)

Note: If your legal parents are married, this form is not required. Parents that are divorced, separated or have reremarried must complete this form.

School of Dentistry Financial Aid Officex 

2019 Parents Income Tax Return

(See Instructions on Dental Financial Aid Application if submission is needed) 

School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office



2019 Student's/Spouse's Income Tax Return

*(See Instructions on Dental Financial Aid Application if submission is required) 

*School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office, if required



What is a non-custodial parent?

noncustodial parent is a parent who does not have physical and/or legal custody of his/her child by court order.

 Please submit all documents at the same time.    

*All University Aid allows consideration for grants and low interest, subsidized federal loans, in addition to Federal Direct Loans. For more information about a specific form or to download that form, please click on the form in the table above. You may also visit our Forms webpage for details and downloads.

The School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office will not process any forms received from an incoming student who has not submitted their required acceptance deposit to the Office of Student Services. Any materials submitted prior to payment of the deposit shall be shredded.

Please send any forms that must be submitted to the School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office to:

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 Financial Aid Staff will be unavailable for in-person contact.
We are requesting all students submit their documents via MyUCLA, using our MyUCLA Upload Guide.
We remain dedicated to assisting you throughout the financial aid process and encourage you navigate our website for additional resources.

Application Procedure for Private Alternative Educational Loans

The paperwork required for private loans varies between lenders. Read more about private loans and a list of lenders. We encourage you to compare the various loans available through private loan sources. The federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan is now available to provide funding in most cases where a private loan was needed in the past.


It is requested that incoming students complete and submit all required aid application materials within 20 days of receipt of notification or by the priority deadline date of March 2, 2021 to begin the application procedure.