All Students: New financial aid assignment

To comply with federal requirements established by the Department of Education, the University has implemented a new system in Fall 2023 to guarantee that all undergraduate and graduate students receiving financial aid are participating in each of their courses at the start of the semester. The assignment will be required for all students, regardless of their financial aid status, since their status can change throughout the year.

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will verify student participation in their courses via a reading assignment on Academic Integrity. Please check for an assignment on Academic Integrity, which will either be automatically generated in bCourses for you to complete or be sent in a direct email to you with a link.

Students will then click a box affirming they have read the syllabus, reviewed course requirements, intend to engage in the class, and observe the UC Berkeley honor code.

To comply with this financial aid requirement:

  • When prompted, complete the reading assignment on Academic Integrity and check the box confirming that you have read the page carefully and understand your responsibilities.

  • You will need to complete an assignment for each course (for example, if you have four courses, you will need to complete four total assignments, one for each course).

Students in independent study courses, honors thesis courses, or research courses will also be required to confirm participation in these courses and will receive links to the assignments via email.