Student support funds at UCLA are provided to graduate students in the form of grants, fellowships, traineeships, teaching assistantships, and graduate student researcher appointments. Support based solely on need is also provided, in the form of work-study and loans, through the Financial Aid Office. A student may receive both a departmental or Graduate Division award as an addition to any need-based financial aid. The Financial Aid Office administers financial support based on need to domestic, full-time students.
To apply for financial aid, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application by March 2. Completion of the FAFSA/FAFSA Renewal Application is required for all financial aid programs. Financial aid awards include long-term low interest loans and work study funds. Students may also apply for Federal Stafford Student Loans, which are long-term loans made by banks and other institutions.
For further information on Graduate Financial support, visit www.gdnet.ucla.edu/asis/entsup/finsup.htm 
For information on Financial Aid, visit www.fao.ucla.edu