Applying for Financial Aid

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.

2018-19 Application Procedure for Federal Direct Loans

To apply for a federal Direct Loan, you must:

  • Meet all of the eligibility criteria listed

  • Submit all completed forms required to the office. An incomplete financial aid application will not be processed.

Forms*

Submission

FAFSA    University FAFSA School Code: 001315

Electronic

Dental Institutional Application for Students

School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office (see address below)

Student's/Spouse's Federal Tax Return

School of Dentistry Financial Aid Office

   
   

*For more information about a specific form or to download that form, please click on the form in the area 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 Affairs. 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:

Financial Aid Office
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave, A0-111 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1762

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. Private Educational Loan Applications must also be submitted directly to the selected lender of your choice for approval. We encourage you to compare the various loans available through private loan sources. 

Deadline

It is requested that incoming students complete and submit all required aid application materials within 20 days of receipt of notification to begin the application procedure.