The GSA Discretionary Fund supports one-time educational and cultural events held primarily for graduate students that take place on the UCLA campus. The Discretionary Fund can cover: food; equipment rental and set-up; facilities use charges; honoraria; travel expenses and parking for performers and speakers; and flyers and other advertising for the event.

If you have any questions (such as specific questions about funding possibilities, funding eligibility for a potential line item, or the application process) or would like to make an appointment to meet, please contact:

Director of Discretionary Funding
316 Kerckhoff Hall, Mailbox #25

Due to popular demand, the GSA Discretionary Funding Application is now online! There is no longer a need to turn in a hard copy of your application. Please read carefully the Discretionary Fund eligibility guidelines and application instructions in the links towards the bottom of the page. Failure to adhere to these may result in a delay in processing your application or a denial of your funding request.

GSA Discretionary Funding documents:

Deadlines: Applications are due at least three weeks prior to the event date – earlier submission is encouraged. Late submissions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Maximum funding request: The maximum funding allocation varies from year to year. Student interest groups are eligible to receive 50% more funding than regular groups. For the 2016-2017 academic year, the funding maximums are $800 per graduate student group per academic year and $1200 for qualified student interest groups per academic year. If you are unsure whether your group is a “student interest group” or not, please see the “Eligibility Guidelines” below for instructions on how to check this.

For groups that have submitted the Requisition Form, please periodically check the Student Government Accounting (SGA) website ( for the status of your requisition form. Should there be an issue with your requisition, you will see that under the “SGA Problem REQ Register” on that webpage. If your requisition has no issues and has been processed, you can check the “SGA Check Register” to see if your check is ready for pick-up or as been mailed out.

How to Use Your GSA Funds