Financial aid can be applied to cover program costs for UCLA Global Internship Programs. In addition to completing the FAFSA, students must also complete a separate financial aid agreement form and financial application that are specific to the Global Internship Program.

General Information

Continuing UCLA students who are eligible for financial aid during the academic year are generally eligible for summer financial aid. Aid packages generally include the program fee and estimated costs for airfare, textbooks and meals not included in the program fee. Grants are extremely limited in summer, so be prepared for a financial aid package that consists PRIMARILY of loans, including parent and private loans.

How many units do I need to be eligible for Financial Aid?

  • Students must be enrolled in a total of 8 units (2 courses) to be eligible for financial aid.

Applying for Financial Aid

In order to apply for financial aid, UCLA students must complete the following steps:

  • Pay the $200 nonrefundable deposit to secure your spot in your Global Internship Program.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 2, 2020. The application is available at
  • Attend a Financial Aid Orientation. Please visit the IEO Events Calendar for session dates, location, and to RSVP.

**There are separate financial aid applications for Summer Sessions courses on the UCLA campus, the UCLA Global Internship Program and UCLA Travel Study programs. Be sure your application indicates it is for the 2021 UCLA Global Internship Program.


Waitlisted UCLA students must submit the Global Internship Program Agreement for Students Applying for Financial Aid to the IEO Office by February 26, 2021 (in-person and virtual programs) deadline and the online Global Internship Program Financial Aid Application on MyUCLA by the April 12, 2021 deadline. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Waitlisted students are eligible to submit the financial aid application for summer courses on the UCLA campus while waitlisted for a Global Internship Program.


Please note that ALL students applying for financial aid assume full responsibility for all program fees. In order to cancel once you have registered, please retrieve your online application and select the “Cancel My Registration” button. The $200 registration fee is nonrefundable. Financial Aid students who cancel after March 10, 2021 (in-person and virtual programs) will be assessed the full program fee without the possibility of financial aid. See Cancellation Policy.


UCLA Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

Alpha Counselor Contact  
A-DAW Carla Rutledge (310) 206-9001
DAX-JEN Emmanuel Fojas (310) 825-6985
JEO-MORD Jan Hastings (310) 825-7571
MORE-SCH Dana Tate (310) 206-1913
SCI-ZZZ Gustavo Sanchez (310) 206-1843

UCLA International Education Office

Nancy Montez

Administrative & Student Services Coordinator

Ph: (310) 206-6760

Fax: 310-825-1528

Alejandra Hurtado

Administrative & Student Services Coordinator

Ph: (310) 206-3981

Fax: 310-825-1528

Please note, the UCLA Financial Aid Office and the IEO cannot predict your award package.

Veterans Benefits

All students receiving Veteran Benefits (Cal-Vet College Fee Waiver, GI Bill® Waiver, etc.) must upload a Veteran Benefits Agreement Form by February 11, 2022 to their registration portal. UCLA students please make sure to contact your Veteran Benefits Coordinator Ryan Redding by email or telephone (310) 825-5391.

For more information see our Veteran’s Benefits FAQs.

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

How many units do I need to take to be eligible for Financial Aid?

Students must be enrolled in a total of 8 units (2 courses) to be eligible for financial aid. This means students must be enrolled in both the mandatory 195/195CE internship course (4-units) AND the optional CESC 130 course (4-units).

If I accept financial aid in the summer, will it affect my financial aid package during the next academic year?

For UCLA students, the federal loans you accept in summer affect the following academic year. For students who need federal loans for the following academic year, the UCLA Financial Aid Office will offer more parent and private loans to cover your summer program. We advise you to meet with your financial aid advisor to discuss your summer plans and learn about the types of loans that will be offered to you.

Do I have to pay the $200 nonrefundable registration fee when I am accepted into a Global Internship program?

Yes, all students are required to pay the $200 non-refundable registration fee to secure their spot in a Global Internship Program. When your financial aid disburses, you will be reimbursed for this registration fee.

How much financial aid can I expect to receive?

Financial aid packages consist primarily of LOANS, including parent and private loans. A typical package includes aid for all Global Internship Program expenses, including program fee, airfare, textbooks, and spending money.

Can I apply for financial aid for both a Global Internship Program and regular Summer Sessions courses?

No, you can only apply for financial aid for either a Global Internship Program or regular Summer Sessions courses, but not for both. If you are waitlisted for a Global Internship Program, you may submit the financial aid application for summer courses on the UCLA campus while you are waitlisted.

Are grants available in the summer?

If you are grant-eligible during the academic year, you may be eligible for grants (ie. Pell and/or University grants) during the summer; however, you can expect that a majority of your financial aid package will be LOANS, including parent and private loans.

Are scholarships available?

Yes. Please see Scholarships page.

When will I receive my financial aid award notification (FAN)?

Award notifications will go out by the end of May. FAN notifications are sent out by e-mail.

When will the financial aid awards be disbursed?

UCLA financial aid awards are usually disbursed 5-10 days prior to the program start date.

Do I have to attend a Global Internship financial aid workshop?

Yes, students applying for financial aid are required to attend a financial aid workshop prior to departure. Financial aid workshop information will be posted to the IEO events page. Additionally, if you are a first-time financial aid recipient, you will have to complete a mandatory debt-management session in the spring.

What expenses will I need to cover prior to my disbursement?

You will have to cover the $200 nonrefundable registration fee for your program prior to award disbursement. You will also have to cover airline ticket expenses in advance of the disbursement.

If I am a financial aid student, will I be responsible for paying the program fees in full by the final payment deadline?

Eligible financial aid students (who have completed all of the financial aid requirements) will not be held responsible for paying the full program fees by the final payment deadline. Financial aid will be disbursed approximately 5 – 10 days prior to your program start date and will pay off your fees at that time. Please note that ALL students applying for financial aid assume full responsibility for all program fees.

How can I check the status of my financial aid?

UCLA financial aid students can access their financial aid information at MyUCLA. Be sure that the UCLA Financial Aid Office has on file a current e-mail address and local mailing address that you check regularly.

What if I decide I no longer want to participate in my Global Internship Program?

Please see Cancellation Policy.