Helpful Links

UCLA Student Loan Services and Collections - Helpful Links

UCLA Programs and On-Campus Offices

Financial Wellness Program
To confidently navigate your finances in a way that supports your overall well-being

BruinDirect (via your BruinBill as accessed through MyUCLA)
Use the online application offered by UCLA Student Financial Services to set up the electronic process that sends BAR refunds quickly and securely to your checking account. (You must have a checking account in place before applying for BruinDirect.) Have you signed up yet?

Work Study Office
For employment opportunities

Scholarship Resource Center
To effectively search and apply for scholarships

Graduate Support
Information for graduate students concerning fellowships, grants, Teaching & Research Assistantships and Extramural Fellowships

UCLA Career Center
For career counseling, workshops and job search

For information on getting where you need to go for less

Veterans and Military Members Services
Contains information concerning benefits and student groups, as well as campus and community resources for veterans and military members

Early Care and Education
For information concerning child care assistance and child care financial assistance for UCLA families

UCLA Consultation & Response
Help for students in crisis; services and resources for students and families in economic crisis

UCLA True Bruin
What it means to be a True Bruin.


Non-UCLA Websites

Department of Education - Federal Student Aid
Source of information for those preparing for and funding a college education

CA Student Aid Commission
Site dedicated to making education beyond high school financially accessible to Californians

Comprehensive source of student financial aid information, guidance and tools

Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers (Federal Trade Commission)
Informative web pages on student loans, loan scams and unethical practices

Paying for Education (
The federal government's website dedicated to helping Americans understand more about their money - how to save it, invest it, and manage it to meet their personal goals

10 Steps for Managing Your Student Loan Debt
Steps for and links to information on handling student loans and finances provided by the Mapping Your Future® site

National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)*
U.S. Department of Education's central database for student borrowers to retrieve their FFELP Loan (Stafford, Perkins, Graduate/Professional PLUS and Federal Consolidation), Direct Loan and/or grant (such as PELL) data (*Does not include private loan records.) 

Educational Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) 
Beginning August 1, 2017, the billing servicer of Perkins Loans and University/campus-based loans received by student borrowers at UCLA will be ECSI.  [Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), now called Conduent, was the previous servicer.]

University of California Complaint Process
Instructions on presenting a complaint regarding the University of California that has not been resolved at the campus level.