Evening & Weekend MBA Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Fees are assessed by UC Berkeley on a per-unit basis and derived from the approved fees from the UC Office of the President. Estimated Fees as of March 25, 2015 are $3,047.60 per unit for the 2015-16 academic year. Proposed fees have yet to be approved and we expect a decision in May. (Fees are $2,930 per unit for the 2014-2015 academic year.) Costs are always subject to change.

The following budgets are for the nine-month academic year based on expected enrollment. A base budget for all students (assuming 6 units per term, standard living expenses, and applicable book estimates) will be used to determine financial aid eligibility. Except for some U.S. veterans, or upon a successful budget appeal, your total financial aid as displayed in the unviersity MyFinAid system cannot exceed the base budget. For most students who choose to apply for financial aid then, initial loan offers will be based on a budget similar to that of third-year students. This aligns with historical borrowing patterns for most students in this program.

The cost of books and course materials is included in the program fees for 3rd year students. Beginning 2014-15 incoming students receives an iPad to access course materials and purchase e-books. The cost of the iPad will not be additional and is included in the program fees.

Please note that EWMBA fees are subject to change and you should expect them to rise each year of the MBA program.

2015-16 Cost of Attendance
  First Year Students (8 Units/term) Second Year Students (7 Units/term) Third Year Students (6 Units/term)
Program Fees (Billable Costs) $48,747 $42,654 $36,560
Estimated Living Expenses $24,324 $24,324


Estimated Books & Supplies $1,104 $1,104 N/A
TOTAL BUDGET $74,175 $68,082 $60,884

Explanation of Fees

  • Class Pass / Transit Fee: Included in the EWMBA Fees, UC Berkeley charges a bus pass fee per semester, itemized on your Monthly e-Bill. All students must pay this fee, and it cannot be waived even if you later withdraw for the semester.
  • This budget does not include items such as credit card debt or automobile expenses. We recommend that you reduce these obligations before you enter school, as they cannot be considered in your financial aid budget under federal regulations.
  • Student Health Insurance is no longer part of the required fees for the EWMBA Program. If you are itnerested in referrals for health insurance plans, please call the Student Health Insurance Office at (510) 642-5700 or email your questions to ship@uhs.berkeley.edu.

Prior year EWMBA costs