Important Dates to Consider for December Applicants

As we approach the final weeks of 2013, we wanted to notify you of some important dates.

  • LRAP payments initiated before Friday, December 13th will most likely be paid before the end of the year.  Payments initiated after this date will most likely be paid in 2014.
  • The Financial Aid Office will be closed December 16th and 17th for a professional development conference.
  • The Financial Aid Office will be closed Tuesday, December 24th through January 1, 2013 for curtailment. Please note that we will be unavailable by phone or email during this time.

Applications are processed in the order they are received.  As of today, we have processed all complete applications through 1509.  Although we are working hard to get all applications reviewed before December 13th, we cannot guarantee that every application will be processed before this date.  This means you might not receive your LRAP funding until January 2014.

Please let us know if you have an urgent situation that requires our attention or if receiving your LRAP check in 2014 will cause financial hardship.  We will try to accommodate your request, but cannot guarantee you’ll receive funding before the end of the year.

If your application was incomplete and you were notified via email to provide additional documents, your application is in a pending status and may not be processed before December 13.  Again, please notify us if you have an urgent issue.

If you return your LRAP documents before December 13, 2013 AND you have an address change we cannot guarantee that you will receive your LRAP check by the end of the year.

As we’ve stated previously the quickest way to receive your LRAP funding is by signing up for EFT.  To sign up for EFT, please go to and follow the EFT Authorization Instructions for UC Berkeley vendors.

The LRAP Team wishes you Happy Holidays and a delightful 2014!!!