Employment, Fellowships, and Financial Services

If you’re looking for information on fellowships, financial aid, and employment this page will help point you in the right direction. Whether you’re looking for financial assistance or a job, we’re here to help! Read on for details on resources that UCLA has available to support your financial wellness and other areas during the 2020-21 academic year.

Request Financial Assistance

The Economic Crisis Support Team is available to help assist students who may be experiencing financial hardship. Fill out a self assessment intake form to request support.

Reach out to the Economic Crisis Support Team

Get Answers to Questions about Financial Aid, Tuition, and Fees

Find information on how academic instruction may affect tuition, fees, financial assistance and other areas during the 20-21 academic year.

Visit the Registrar’s Office COVID-19 FAQ page

Find On-Campus and Off-Campus Opportunities with Handshake

Use Handshake to connect with employers, discover employment resources, and find job, internship and research opportunities.

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Learn About Fellowships, Doctoral Travel Grants, and More

Read the most frequently asked questions about fellowships, offer letters, and academic employment.

Read Fellowship and Financial Services FAQ’s

Financial Resources

BruinPay Plan

BruinPay Plan (BPP) is a payment plan which allows you to pay your tuition in either 3 quarterly installments. This means you will not need to make the full tuition payment by the term deadline. This is a great option for students not receiving full financial aid to cover all of their fees. Eligible students can enroll in BruinPay Plan to pay their term tuition and registration fees in monthly installments (three installments for quarter students). If you are eligible to enroll, you will see an active enrollment link on the BruinBill homepage under the My BruinPay Plan section. You will need a U.S. checking or savings account or a credit card to complete enrollment. Enrollment for Fall Quarter is open 9/1/20 - 9/20/20.

Questions? With MyUCLA Access; Without MyUCLA Access; or Phone: 310-825-9194 (Monday – Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm)

CARES Act & COVID-19 Impact Grant

Last spring, UCLA began offering CARES Act Funding and COVID-19 Impact Grants to help provide support and relief for the Bruin community. For information on eligibility and how to receive CARES Act Funding, please visit the CARES Act FAQ page.

Graduate Division Fellowships and Financial Services FAQ

The UCLA Graduate Division and Graduate Student Resource Center have compiled a list of FAQ’s to answer questions related to fellowships, offer letters, doctoral travel grants, information for visiting scholars and graduate researchers. Students can also visit the Grad Division Financial Services page for additional information.

The Council of Graduate Schools has also shared provisions to the CARES Act specific to graduate students.

Employment Resources

Income Generation Options for Undocumented Students Toolkit

The University of California has created a toolkit that provides income generation options to UC students and alumni, with or without work authorization. This toolkit provides in-depth information, resources and templates that address questions about independent contracting and business start-ups, as well as profiles of immigrant entrepreneurs to see real life examples of what people are doing.

Leave Policies for Student Employees

President Napolitano issued updated guidance during spring quarter outlining expanded paid administrative leave to address the extraordinary demands placed on UC employees due to impacts related to COVID-19 on themselves and their family members. UCLA student employees are also eligible.

Job and Internship Search Tools