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Maisha Beasley

Greetings UCLA parents and families:

As I begin my third year at UCLA, I continue to be amazed at the energy around the campus as we prepare for the start of the new school year. Although the campus has endured an unexpected trial over the summer, we wait in anticipation of a new year, new students, and new surprises. For those of you who are new to BruinLink, this is our very own e-newsletter, created exclusively for families of undergraduate students. The Office of Parent and Family Programs collaborates with staff and faculty, as well current parents to create a robust collection of helpful articles five times a year. For those of you who are returning this year, welcome back! We hope that you continue to enjoy reading and sharing your opinions on the articles. To everyone, we wish your family a wonderful academic year! 

As always, we greatly appreciate your feedback on the Bruinlink and highly encourage you to email us at mybruinis@ucla.edu with any comments or suggestions you may have for future articles.

Sincerely,

Maisha Beasley, M.A.
Director          
Office of Parent & Family Programs 


Parent & Family Matters
Preparing for 2014-2015 Financial Aid

Preparing for 2014-2015 Financial Aid

As you and your students prepare for the year ahead, a common topic of conversation will be funding for your students’ education. This article will give you an introduction to the services provided by UCLA’s Financial Aid and Scholarships Offices, as well as provide you with helpful tools and tips for navigating your student's FAFSA Application.

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Introducing New Bruins to Service

Introducing New Bruins to Service

UCLA's Volunteer Center and Volunteer Day were created in 2009 when service joined integrity, excellence, accountability, and respect as the fifth True Bruin Value. The Center’s mission is to inspire members to create social change through lifelong participation in volunteer programs and civic engagement.

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Greek Life at UCLA

Greek Life at UCLA

Representing 15% of the student population, fraternities and sorority members make up an integral part of the UCLA community. This article provides a comprehensive overview of what Greek membership entails for students and an introduction to the terminology you should know.

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10 Considerations from Current Parents

10 Considerations from Current Parents

Moving your student (back) to college can sometimes seem as overwhelming as it is exciting. In this article, current UCLA parents provide their tips and considerations from experience.

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Did you know?

Student Orgs - Did You Know

Finding community on campus greatly increases student satisfaction, and with over 1,000 clubs and organizations to get involved with, your student will find just where they fit. Encourage your student to explore all UCLA has to offer during True Bruin Welcome's plethora of events and activities. 
Campus Spotlight

Ashe Center - Campus Spotlight
The UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP) is a comprehensive medical insurance program offered to UCLA students. All registered students are automatically enrolled in UC SHIP. However, if you have comparable insurance you may waive enrollment by September 20th. If your waiver has been denied and you wish to submit an appeal please complete the Waiver Appeal Form here