Financial Assistance

Student Financial Aid Emergency Loans

All other students apply in Student Financial Aid, MU200W at the Parnassus campus, or call 415/476-4181

Cost of Living Supplement

To bridge the gap for students enrolled in degree programs who are not living in campus housing, UCSF will continue to offer a need-based program to provide a $2,500 Cost of Living Supplement (COLS) to current and admitted students in the 2020-21 academic year. The COLS may be used, at the student’s discretion, to help pay for housing or associated costs, such as commuting.

The COLS program will be gradually phased out as new campus housing becomes available. See the projected timelineThe Tidelands, a new UCSF housing complex in the Dogpatch neighborhood near Mission Bay campus, is now open!

See information about applying for COLS.