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Parent Resources @ UC Berkeley
100 Cesar Chavez Student Center
Student Parent Resources @ UC Berkeley
The Student Parent Center is a unique resource for students who are combining school and parenting. If you will be coming to Berkeley with your family, we extend you a warm welcome from a network of student parents (some with new born babes, others with their own kids in college, and everything in between). We are looking forward to answering questions and sharing information and resources in support of your transition to Cal.
Here are some options for beginning a dialogue with Student Parent Center staff, interns, and current students:
4. Facebook: Connect with current Cal Student Parents
Student Parent Center staff and interns are available to provide information and support from the time you receive your offer of admissions until you have that Berkeley degree in hand. You can call, send e-mail or drop-in at the Student Parent Center. If you have questions or run into any difficulties in obtaining family housing, child care, financial aid, dependent health insurance, transferring benefits between counties or just figuring out how to navigate all the "Bears", like tele-bears and bear facts. Not to mention CARS, DARS and MyFinAid!
2. Student Parent Summer Orientation Workshop, Saturday June 21, 2014.
Agenda for Saturday, June 21st
And in case you're up in the air about family housing or UC Child Care here's some basic information to get you started:
Financial Aid tips relevant to Student Parents:
Student Contribution Appeal: If the income (and/or a spouses income) that you documented for your FAFSA application (on which your initial financial aid offer will be based) will be changing when you start school, you can update your financial information using this appeal form, which may result in additional grant or loan eligibility.
Verification: As an independent student with dependents, you'll be required to go through a verification process to document your income and establish that you have a dependent (provide a birth certificate).
Budget Appeals for family expenses: Student parents are initially packaged based on the same set of expenses provided for in a "standard student budget". Students who are eligible for need-based awards and have family-related expenses can submit a Budget Appeal to request an increased award level to help cover child care, housing, and other family maintenance expenses (like food, clothing, transportation). Student Parent Center staff and interns can assist you with navigating through any/all of these forms and eligibility procedures.
Congratulations on the accomplishments that have brought you to Berkeley, and we look forward to meeting you in person!
Location: 100 Cesar Chavez Student Center
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