In the 2011-12 academic year, 14,255 undergraduates (more than 54%) were awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid with an average gift award of $16,659. Of UCLA's 2011-12 graduating class, 56% has no student loan debt and the 44% who did borrow had an average debt of $18,814, well below the national average of about $25,000.
UCLA's Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan guarantees that California residents with need, and a total family income of less than $80,000, will receive grants (Institutional, Federal, or State) to cover fully their system-wide tuition and fees.
UCLA is an exciting, diverse community. More than 39% of undergraduates receive a Federal Pell Grant. More than half of undergraduates work part-time (~10 hours/week) to help meet college costs and develop skills to prepare for entry into the job market after graduation. Internship opportunities are also plentiful in the UCLA community.
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