Financial Aid

Terms and Conditions for Student Scholarships

Entering and Continuing Student Scholarships

  • Your application materials may be shared with the donor/ committee members to help them better understand your background. Committee members may include faculty, administrative staff or non- Haas employees uniquely positioned to aid in the selection of award recipients. Materials will be shared using secured methods.
  • Your scholarship application may be used to qualify you for other awards not currently listed on our website or application. This may include sharing application materials such as personal statements with committee members for selection and screening purposes.
  • Accepting your offer of admissions will also act as your acceptance of all applicable terms and conditions. Questions about the award should be directed to the Haas Financial Aid Office in writing. Scholarship offers become null and void if a deferral of admission is granted. If granted a deferral you will be able to reapply for consideration in the following year.
  • You are responsible for paying the admissions deposit if you have not already done so. Funds will disburse after the deposit deadline and go to the university first and are usually applied directly toward any billable costs. Funds cannot be used to pay admissions deposits.
  • Need-based awards (Berkeley Haas Need-Based Grant, Shapansky Grant, Carlston Family Fellowship and Beyond Yourself Fellowship): Offers are conditional and subject to verification. You will be asked to submit documentation to support all self-reported information. Failure to adequately provided requested documents may result in cancellation or reduction of offered award.
  • You are responsible for maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) toward completing your degree in the MBA Program, as evidenced by continuous enrollment and a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. If you fail to maintain SAP, as defined above, at the end of the spring term of your first year, disbursements in your second year will be reduced by half until the cumulative GPA is brought back up to a 3.0.
  • You may be selected later for a larger Haas Scholarship, in which case it will replace the award offered to you here. This may happen if you apply for another scholarship in a later review date or a scholarship committee revisits a previous application, funding permitting.
  • You may be contacted for information to share with a donor or you may be asked by Marketing for information so they could feature you in a Haas publication. Your name and directory information (such as name, program and year in school) may appear among a list of recipients on the Haas Financial Aid website, or shared with a donor if applicable.
  • Immediately email the Haas Financial Aid Office of any change in financial circumstances which involves the receipt of outside aid for educational expenses in excess of $15,000 such as company sponsorship, an external scholarship, or VA Benefits. Outside aid not already reported in your scholarship application that exceeds the $15,000 threshold may impact your Haas Scholarship.
  • If you transfer to a different academic program, you will lose all eligibility for the award as funding sources differ between programs. If you withdraw from the program, the disbursements for the term in which you withdraw may be reduced or removed and all supplemental disbursements will be cancelled.
  • If you are or become a joint degree student in the MBA/MPH program or JD/MBA program, you will be enrolled for one or two additional semesters respectively. Multi-year scholarship awards will not be extended to cover the additional term(s) of enrollment.
  • Students who receive scholarship amounts in excess of tuition & fees may be subject to taxation. See information from Graduate Division or the International Office tax form webpage for additional guidance.
  • EWMBA/MFE/EMBA: Students are expected to enroll in at least 6 units in order to retain eligibility for disbursement. Students who fail to meet that enrollment requirement and are not in their final term of their program will forfeit any expected disbursement for that term.

Haas Consortium Fellowship Recipients

The Consortium Fellowship covers the following when applicable: Tuition, Student Services Fee, Berkeley Campus Fee, Class Pass Fee, Nonresident Supplemental Tuition, Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition. The fellowship does not cover the Health Insurance Fee of the Document Management Fee.

Students will receive a deposit refund for fall. The deposit will be applied to the difference between the deposit paid and the fall portion of the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) and Doc Fee.

If you receive a Nonresident Tuition waiver, it will reduce your scholarship to equal the total net cost of tuition and fees. The total of these awards cannot exceed the amount of assessed tuition & fees.

GSI fee remissions will not reduce your fellowship effective Fall 2018.

CRB Alumni Fellowship Recipients

You will be required to take six Center for Responsible Business course units. A list and other pertinent information can be found on the CRB website.

CJ White Finance Fellowship Recipients

You will be matched with a Haas alumni mentor working in your finance sector of interest. You will also receive networking opportunities with current fellows and with finance faculty. In turn, it is expected that you will pursue a finance related internship and serve as a mentor to future recipients as an alum in the finance industry.

You will receive priority enrollment in some finance electives subject to availability. If a particular course is impacted, a lottery may be utilized to select students for the course. Consequently priority does not guarantee a spot rather it increases your chances for your preferred finance course.

Finance Fellowships (IB, IM, EF) Recipients

Continuation of fellowship benefits is contingent upon successful completion of an Investment Banking/Investment Management/Entrepreneurial Finance internship in the summer between your first and second years. You are to maintain professional good standing as a representative of the cultural norms of the school.

You commit to taking a leadership role in applicable Club activities, including treks, networking events, Teach-ins, speaker series or panels.

You will be matched with a mentor working in your sector of interest. You commit to mentoring new fellows after graduation when working in the field.

You will receive priority enrollment in Finance electives relative to your classmates.  This priority will be subject to bid point reduction per the Program Office, and a lottery among Fellows if needed. Consequently priority does not guarantee a spot; rather it increases your chances for your preferred Finance course.

Non-Profit/Public Service Scholarship Recipients (EWMBA Only)

Funding is contingent upon continuous employment in your current position. You must report any change in employer or unemployment to the Haas Financial Aid Office. Subsequent disbursements could be affected by a change in your qualifying employment.

Funds are only for one academic year. You must submit an entirely new and complete scholarship application to be considered in subsequent years. You may be considered for funds each year of the EWMBA program provided you continue to meet the requirements of the fund.

Out of Bay Area (OOBA) Grant (EWMBA Only)

Funding is contingent upon continuous residence in your current city. You must report any relocation to a another municipality to the Haas Financial Aid Office. Subsequent disbursements could be affected if you move into the 9-county Bay Area. This is for first year students only.