UCLa admission guidelines are more stringent than they were when I was a student, says an U.S. Department of Education official.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the department’s admissions office is reviewing the guidelines.
The official said the new guidelines are consistent with a policy issued last fall and the one issued this fall that did not include an admission requirement.
The new guidelines include the following: In addition to a student’s family’s income, the family must be able to demonstrate a “substantial contribution” toward supporting a child and family member in the first four years of school.
The family’s financial assistance will be reviewed.
An applicant’s family income must be sufficient to cover basic living expenses during the four years that the student is attending school, which includes food, clothing, transportation and medical care.
The applicant’s household will be required to report its income on the applicant’s Federal Student Aid application.
The official did not offer any details about how many applicants were required to submit income information for each family.
In the past, applicants for admission to UCLAs were required only to provide income information on their application.
The policy change makes the income requirement mandatory, and it requires applicants to submit it.
It is unclear if applicants are required to provide more information on the applications, which the official said will be made available to applicants in the next few weeks.
This story was updated on Feb. 21 at 6:25 p.m. PT.