Facing challenges that may make it hard to stay enrolled in classes? Know that we care about you and are here to help. To make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your future, explore the resources below and be sure to reach out to your college advisor.

Are you ready to enroll and just haven’t gotten to it yet? Read about the next steps you should take now

Get support with your well-being

Get financial support

  • UC Berkeley has several resources to help if you’re struggling with financial concerns. For those struggling from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, you could be eligible for a short-term emergency loan, or it could make sense for you to apply for an expected family contribution appeal. Visit the Financial Aid website to see what may be right for you. 

  • Cal Student Central provides online and phone advising for financial aid, registration, and billing inquiries. Visit their website for their phone advising hours, create a case with your inquiry, or use the CSC chatbot which is available 24/7.

  • Remember, remaining continuously enrolled can help you earn your degree on time and save you money in the long run.

Get community care

Helpful facts to know:

  • Insurance: SHIP insurance for the 2021-22 academic year only covers you until December 31, 2021. If you do not enroll in classes for spring 2022, you would need to line up another health insurance option for continuous coverage.

  • Loan Repayment: The federal government loan payments are slated to re-start January 31, 2022. If you are not enrolled for a period of 6 months, you could enter loan repayment. Read more at the Federal Student Aid website.

  • Work-Study: Enrollment can affect your UC Berkeley job. Students can’t continue to earn work-study pay if they’re no longer enrolled, which can affect their employer’s ability to retain them. Student staff positions also require you to be enrolled and typically only offer a limited grace period. Contact your employer to see how enrollment can affect your position.