Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Below is the estimated cost of attendance for your program. 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, namely, borrowing capacity. Except for some U.S. veterans, your total financial aid as displayed in the university Cal Central system cannot exceed the estimates below.

Assessed fees cover tuition, books*, hotel accommodations, administrative fees, and most meals during residence periods. Airfare is not included. Participants and/or sponsors are billed in equal amounts each of the 5 terms. All budget items are subject to change. 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.

Figures for estimated living expenses are finalized just before the academic year begins as it is based on the amount of time you are on campus for scheduled instruction. The finalized schedule could cause the estimated living expenses to adjust.

As of August 2014 health insurance is no longer part of the standard budget. To inquire about health insurance please feel free to contact University Health Services (UHS) to discuss coverage.

*Textbook opt-out

Due to a new federal statute going into effect summer 2016, programs that bundle textbook costs with tuition are required to offer an opt-out. By opting out, students become responsible for acquiring all textbooks on their own after the syllabi are released and will need to return all textbooks or Kindles to the Program Office. A waiver would then be applied to their assessed fees. Students wanting to opt-out need to submit a written request to Katherine Crowley (kcrowley@berkeley.edu) no later than 5/11/2017.