Student Finances

All students have basic needs including having a roof over your head and getting food on the table. UCSF provides resources to help you meet these needs.


Understand how to apply for financial aid, develop a budget, and get help finding resources to help you make ends meet.

Explore housing options in the San Francisco Bay Area. While campus housing is an option for some students, others will find that off-campus housing better suits their needs.

Meet with a registered dietitian and learn how to plan and cook affordable, nutritious meals within your student budget. Access gift cards for groceries and campus eateries available to you in the event of an emergency.

Take advantage of discounts at local restaurants, shops and more.


Photos in slider by Moyau Brenn (paper bills), Thomas Galvez (Monopoly street art), and Tom Ahearn (coins)