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University of California at Berkeley Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$29,391 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$15,304 on campus room & board
$1,213 books
$1,654 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$52,269 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,098 tuition
$15,304 on campus room & board
$1,213 books
$1,654 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,160 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
62% of students receive aid
25% get federal aid ($4,885 avg)
22% get state aid ($11,839 avg)
52% get institn'l aid ($9,160 avg)
29% get loans ($5,787 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 13.3% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.18% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $16,141 53%
Federal Grant Aid $4,885 25%
Pell Grants $4,551 24%
Other Federal Grants $690 13%
Institution Grant Aid $9,160 52%
State Grant Aid $11,839 22%
Student Loans $5,787 29%
Federal Loans $5,008 29%
Other Loans $18,439 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$10,000 Y N N N
$6,500 Y R Y N
- Y R Y N
$5,000 R R R
$1,500 - $2,000 Y R R N
$7,000 N N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 15
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of California at Berkeley offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
101 Sproul Hall
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 642-6000


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Jessie
  • Oct-08-2014 I am a current student here

    Berkeley is a great place to be, but the amount we pay for housing and food is a little much.

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  • 5
  • Christopher from Santa Maria, CA
  • Aug-04-2014 I am a current student here

    This is perhaps the single best public university in America. That means you are going to get an education on par with private schools for the price of a California public university.

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  • 5
  • Eleanor from Pasadena, CA
  • Jun-12-2014 I am a current student here

    While its true that most undergraduate classes are large lectures, you really do get a stellar education, and for much less than you would spend on a private school education.

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  • 4
  • PanSophomore
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    For In state students. Hell yeah. Do it. No option better than Berkeley. The best state school in the US, and cheaper by a landslide for in-state students as opposed to out-of-state and international students. International students and Out-of state students may have to sell their souls to pay for college, but the degree might just be worth it.

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  • 4
  • Jasmine from Berkeley, CA
  • Jan-11-2014 I am a current student here

    You have a high chance of success once you graduate from Berkeley. It is worth every penny because having your name on that diploma will benefit you tremendously in the future.

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