Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Noted below is the estimated cost of attendance for the 2016-2017 academic year. These figures are determined by the university primarily for financial aid purposes. Except for some U.S. veterans, or upon a successful budget adjustment, your total financial aid as displayed in CalCentral cannot exceed the estimates below.

All fees are subject to change. Total assessed fees may not be determined by the UC Office of the President until July prior to the start of classes but sound estimates can be found here. Costs are $3,168.60 per unit for the 2016-17 academic year. Cost of attendance items, and subsequent financial aid options, are subject to change due to votes by the UC Regents, UC Office of the President policy changes, external or internal audits, or Congressional action. Please note that fees are subject to change and you should expect them to rise each year.

For financial aid purposes, your cost of attendance will be based on 8 units per term in your first year then 6 units each term thereafter. This aligns with historical borrowing patterns for most students in this program. However, adjustments to reflect different enrollment levels, as shown in the budgets below, can be made upon request after the end of the add/drop period.

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. Living Expense amounts based on a nine-month academic year.
  • Student Health Insurance is no longer part of the required fees for the EWMBA Program. If you are interested in referrals for health insurance plans, please call the Student Health Insurance Office at (510) 642-5700 or email your questions to

Prior year EWMBA costs