Financial Aid for Room and Board Support

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 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, firsthand, 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 reside at International House.

The 2020-21 Academic Year Financial Aid for Room & Board Support will open April 22, 2020 until May 18, 2020.

Make sure you apply for housing soon so you will be eligible to apply for room and board financial aid.

Aid is not available for summer sessions, except for the special COVID-19 summer application for 2019-20 I-House residents.

Financial Aid Eligibility:

• Full-time, upper division (undergraduate junior or senior), or graduate students who are accepted and registered into a degree-seeking program at UC Berkeley. (Exchange students, extension students, summer resident-students and visiting scholars are not eligible.)

• Demonstrated financial need 

• GPA of 3.0 or higher

• A confirmed room reservation by for the semester/academic year for which you are applying by May 18, 2020! (A Regular Double for undergraduates; Low-Price Single or Regular Single for graduate students).  Large or Premium Room contracts are NOT eligible for IH Financial Aid awardees. (Graduate students may opt to reside in a double room, if preferred.)

• Completion and submission of all steps of the Financial Aid application, including supporting documents are required. 

Note: Awards will be made in coordination with the Housing Admissions cancellation deadline. If you need to cancel your housing contract, cancel by the housing admissions/financial aid applicant stated deadline of July 1, 2020, so you will receive your prepayment/deposit back.

For specific questions about housing, email

Read the Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Go to the Financial Aid Instructions page for the On-line Application.


International Students: Bonnie Johnston, 
U.S. Students / Permanent Residents: Roxanne Pifer, 

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