Financial Aid

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In most cases, fully employed students are only eligible for Stafford loans, a federal student loan. To apply for a loan, fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application online at

Financial aid is available to cover the full amount of tuition in subsidized and unsubsidized loans. 

Apply for a loan at the same time that you apply to the MPH/HP Program. 
DO NOT WAIT until you have been accepted into the Program to apply for a loan. 

Click here to follow the link to the Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions sheet. 

For more information regarding Financial Aid please refer to the University Financial Aid and Scholarships website at

Who is eligible to receive Federal Student Aid?

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must meet certain requirements. You must: 

  • Be a U.S citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security number (unless you're from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)
  • Comply with Selective Service registration, if required (see for more information)
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate or pass an approved ability-to-benefit (ATB) test
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs


  • You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan
  • You must not have certain drug convictions

For additional help filling out the FAFSA, you can go to our completing the FAFSA on the Web site at

UCLA FAFSA School Code: 001315

To approximate the financial aid you will receive for attending UCLA enter the code (001315) when prompted.

Subsidized Stafford Loan

  • Need Based Loan

Income and Assets are taken into consideration when determining eligibility.
Annual Loan Limit = $8,500

  • Interest Rate

If a borrower has no balance remaining on any prior Stafford loan, the SUBSIDIZED Stafford loan interest rate is variable, adjusted annually, based on 91-day U.S. T-bill + 3.10%, capped at 8.25%. If the borrower has a balance remaining on a prior Stafford loan, interest rates will vary in accordance with prior loan terms and current Stafford regulations. 
Federal government pays interest while borrower is in school. 

  • Loan Fees

Guarantee fee (currently 1%) and an origination fee of 3% will be charged. 

  • Repayment

The repayment period begins six (6) months after graduation or when a borrower's student status changes to less than half time status.

Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

  • Non-Need Based Loan

Annual Loan Limit = $18,500 (minus subsidized Stafford award) 

  • Interest Rate

Variable, adjusted annually, based on 91-day U.S. T-bill + 2.8% during the interim (in school, grace, and deferment) period, and 3.1% during the repayment period. Borrower is responsible for interest while in school. 

  • Loan Fees

Same as Subsidized Stafford Loan 

  • Repayment

Same as Subsidized Stafford Loan