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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.  

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 Financial Aid Application period for Fall 2018 and Academic Year 2018-19 is open online from May 1 through May 25, 2018.

You must have a reserved room contract with the I-House Admissions Office by early June before final financial aid award is offered.  Visit: http://ihouse.berkeley.edu/applicants/rates.php


  • 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 (June 2018) at I-House for the upcoming Fall Semester or Academic Year in a Regular Double (for undergraduates), Low Price Single or Regular Single (for graduate students.)
  • Completion and submission of all steps of the Financial Aid application including supporting documents.

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

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.

Application Instructions

Financial aid applicants may not be notified until mid-late June 2018, after the Financial Aid Committee meets to review and approve recommended awards.



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