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Financial Aid

I-House impacts the world by producing global citizens equipped with stellar leadership skills and intercultural expertise. Fulfilling this mission begins by assisting students from diverse national and socioeconomic backgrounds the ability to access the “I-House Experience.” 

The purpose of the I-House Financial Aid program is to offer UC Berkeley students who demonstrate financial need, an opportunity to experience first-hand, cultures from all over the world while enabling international students to learn about the ethnic and economic diversity in the United States as I-House residents.  

Due to the donations of many generous alumni and friends to International House, partial room and board scholarships may be provided to help deserving students the ability to reside at International House. 

The 2019 Spring Semester Financial Aid application period will be open online from October 17, 2018 until November 26, 2018.
Those who have not received I-House financial aid in 2018-19 year will receive priority.

You must have a reserved room contract with the I-House Admissions Office by mid-December 2018 before final financial aid awards are offered.


  • Full-time upper division (undergraduate junior or senior), or graduate students who are accepted and registered into a degree-seeking program at UC Berkeley;
  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • confirmed room reservation by time of award (mid-December) at I-House for the semester for which you are applying, for a Regular Double (for undergraduates), Low Price Single or Regular Single (for graduate students.) Large or Premium Room contacts are NOT eligible for IH financial aid awardees.
  • Completion and submission of all steps of the Financial Aid application including supporting documents. (Graduate students may reside in a double room if preferred.)

Note: Exchange students, UC Berkeley Extension, or Summer Session students are not eligible.
Note: The room reservation cancellation deadline without penalty of December 1, 2018 will be aligned with prior notice of room and board financial aid awards to assist financial aid applicants.
Housing questions? Email ihres@berkeley.edu 

Spring 2019 Financial Aid Application

Read the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
The I-House Financial Aid Application is composed of two forms plus documents to email:
  • Step One: Registration Form
  • Step Two: Student Budget Form (PDF) with Personal Statement. An official transcript showing your GPA, and for US or Permanent Residents, your FAFSA form.



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