1 . Complete the Smart Aid Application
General information needed to complete the application:
  • Current income
  • Household expenses
  • Current asset and debt information
 
2 . Documents to Upload onto the Smart Aid Website
After completing the application you will be prompted to upload the following documents to the Smart Aid website:
  • Tax return (for the 2020-21 award year the 2018 tax return is required) with all schedules (this includes if you have either an S-Corp or Partnership listed on Schedule E or your 1040, please submit the corresponding K-1's and form 1065 or 1120S)
  • All W-2 and/or 1099 forms (2018 form are required for the 2020-21 year)
  • Most recent pay stubs (if applicable)
I am proud that UCLA’s mission of research, teaching and service extends to Geffen Academy. This innovative college preparatory school offers a world-class education to a diverse population of 6th through 12th grade students who come to us from across the greater Los Angeles area as well as through the families of our faculty and staff. Geffen Academy’s curriculum and programming has been shaped with input from UCLA faculty and is based on evidence that these students reach their full potential when given opportunities to solve the critical problems that confront our society.

Geffen Academy students will be exposed to the vibrant life and learning of UCLA, from the arts and athletics to the sciences and humanities. Geffen Academy — like the UCLA Community School and UCLA Lab School — will aspire to be a model for 21st century education, allow our campus to participate more deeply in the essential conversation about improving education in Los Angeles and throughout the nation.

Geffen Academy has been made possible by the extraordinary generosity of David Geffen, who shares the university’s dedication to enhancing access to high-quality education and preparing a greater number of children for college and beyond.

Fueled by curiosity, diversity and taking initiative, Geffen Academy assures that both students and teachers reach their potential. It keeps UCLA and Los Angeles at the forefront of education innovation. Being open to new ways of teaching is where transformation begins, learning happens, and community is built.

Thank you for considering Geffen Academy at UCLA.

Gene D. Block
UCLA Chancellor
    • Gene D. Block, UCLA Chancellor

      Gene D. Block, UCLA Chancellor