Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Noted below is the annual estimated cost of attendance for the 2016-2017 academic year. These figures have been determined by the university primarily for financial aid purposes. If you apply for financial aid, the official cost of attendance below will be used to determine aid eligibility. Except for some U.S. veterans, or upon a successful budget appeal, 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 but sound estimates can be found here. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding, or other developments. Cost of attendance items, and subsequent financial aid options, are subject to change due to votes by the UC Regents, UCOP policy changes, external or internal audits, or Congressional action. These figures were updated May 27, 2016.

Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition $42,500 $31,806
California Non-Resident Tuition (NRT) N/A $12,245
System wide University Fees (EdFee, RegFee) $12,294 $12,294
UC Berkeley Fees (CampusFee, ClassPass Fee)[1] $1,214.50 $1,214.50
Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)[2] $4,146 $4,146
Total Assessed Fees $60,154.50 $61,705.50
Estimated Living Expenses[3] $24,854 $24,854
Books & Supplies estimate $802 $802
TOTAL BUDGET[4] $85,810.50 $87,361.50

[1] The university also charges all incoming students a one-time Doc Fee of $87 in the fall semester not included above. This is designed to allow smoother processing for requesting university transcripts over time.

[2] SHIP may be waived upon submission of proof of a comparable health insurance policy. Waiver forms are available from University Health Services (UHS). Waiver requests must be submitted by August 31st for entering students; by July 15th for continuing students. Please note that SHIP does not include a spouse or dependents; that coverage must be purchased separately. For more information, please review these Dependent Care Options, or email your questions to (

[3] Living Expenses are on the conservative side and assume careful budgeting as well as sharing living quarters with at least one other person. Please be aware that your expenses may be higher depending on your personal lifestyle. Amounts are based on a nine-month academic year.

[4] 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. The budget does not include the costs of the Haas Summer Workshops (Quantitative and Communication), as these are optional.

Prior year costs