You must file FAFSA by March 1 in order to be eligible for "priority processing" for any type of fellowship at UC Berkeley. From the website: http://grad.berkeley.edu/admissions/pdf ... upport.pdf
The Graduate Division offers a variety of awards for entering students, including:
• Berkeley Fellowships which are awarded to outstanding applicants to doctoral programs in
• Chancellor’s and Cota Robles Fellowships which are awarded to exceptional applicants who
enhance the diversity in the graduate student population at Berkeley; and
• Regent’s Intern and Predoctoral Humanities Fellowships which are awarded to exceptional
applicants to doctoral programs in the humanities and social sciences who are planning a
career in university teaching and research.
All awards are competitive, based on merit, and offered to doctoral students of outstanding achievement.
To be considered for graduate funding, applicants must complete the Fellowship Application for
Domestic Students, or, if international, the Fellowship Application for International Students.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) by the March 1, 2011, deadline for priority processing