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UC Berkeley Tuition & Cost

Berkeley, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$38,066
In State Costs for University of California Berkeley
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,442
Books and Supplies$849
Other Fees$2,742
Room and Board $18,222
Other Expenses Budget$4,811
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$67,058
Out of State Costs for University of California Berkeley
Fee Cost
Tuition$40,434
Books and Supplies$849
Other Fees$2,742
Room and Board $18,222
Other Expenses Budget$4,811

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $38,066 to attend University of California Berkeley on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,442 for tuition, $18,222 room and board, $849 for books and supplies and $2,742 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $67,058 which is 76.2% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $40,434 while room and board is $18,222, books and supplies are $849 and other fees come in at $2,742.

All price data is sourced from the 2018/2019 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of California Berkeley when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2017/2018
$18,178
Net Price by Income University of California Berkeley
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,602
$30,001 to $48,000$9,940
$48,001 to $75,000$13,672
$75,001 to $110,000$20,233
$110,000+$31,232

The average reported annual net price for University of California Berkeley for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,178 in 2017/2018. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

Finanical Aid University of California Berkeley
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $18,319 48%
Pell Grant $4,759 19%
Federal Student Loan $4,802 21%

The average reported annual net price for University of California Berkeley for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $18,178 in 2017/2018.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of California Berkeley, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $62,356. The loan balance of $62,356 is a four year multiple of the $15,589 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $647 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.529%.

Example Loan $62,356
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $647.12
Total Interest Paid $15,298.36
Sum of All Loan Payments $77,654.36

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$152,264
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $38,066 $67,058
2 $38,217 $67,323
3 $38,368 $67,590
4 $38,520 $67,857

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of California Berkeley to be $152,264 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of California Berkeley Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110635 IPEDS survey data for University of California Berkeley.