Understand SHIP

What is SHIP? All students enrolled in the University of California system are required to have health insurance that meets a set criteria. Students are automatically enrolled in SHIP, but can waive out with their own insurance if it meets the criteria. Berkeley SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) is the Read more…

Grievance Resources

UCPD This police department is located on campus and available 24/7. Tasked with the particular duties of keeping the U.C. Berkeley campus area safe, you can report a non-emergency at any time to (510) 642-6760 or call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance. To find the police department, head into: 1 Sproul Read more…

Emergency Loans

Emergency Loans If you are in need of immediate financial help, the Financial Aid Office will grant you an emergency, interest free, loan up to a maximum of $650. The loan must be repaid in full through the CARS billing statement within 60 days. Emergency loans can be used for Read more…

Financial Aid Appeals

Consult an experienced caseworker to help you complete your appeal! You can contact us at: Email at finaid@berkeleysao.org Visit us at 412B Eshleman Call at  (510) 642-6912.  Are you considering completing a financial aid appeal? You can also learn more about the process here. Cost of Attendance Readjustment Requests (formerly known as Budget Read more…

Enrollment and Dismissal Cases

Dismissal and Academic Probation  If a student earns less than a 2.0 grade point average in any one semester, the University will notify the student of their changed status from Good Standing to Academic Probation. Terms of Academic Probation vary slightly between the Colleges. However, most commonly a student must Read more…