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Cost of Attendance

A Berkeley education earns our graduates an additional $26,333 each year in income over those who did not go to college.

UC Berkeley calculates the estimated undergraduate costs using the Student Budget. This represents the average amounts paid by UC students, based on three types of housing situations: living in a residence hall, living off campus, and living with relatives.

The student budget is a major factor in setting the amount of financial aid you may receive as an admitted student. Your budget is based on the housing option you select on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) until your housing status is confirmed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office.

Undergraduate Student Budget 2013-14

California Residents

Academic Year 2013-14 Living in a Residence Hall Living Off Campus (1) Living with Relatives
 
Housing & Utilities 14,232 (2) 7,458 2,506
Food 948 (3) 2,626 1,706
Books & Supplies 1,226 1,226 1,226
Personal 1,430 1,746 1,962
Transportation 606 924 1,814
Health Insurance (4) 2,014 2,014 2,014
Tuition & Fees (5) 12,864 12,864 12,864
Total Resident Budget $33,320 $28,858 $24,092

Out-of-State Residents

Academic Year 2013-14 Living in a Residence Hall Living Off Campus (1) Living with Relatives
 
Housing & Utilities 14,232 (2) 7,458 2,506
Food 948 (3) 2,626 1,706
Books & Supplies 1,226 1,226 1,226
Personal 1,430 1,746 1,962
Transporation 606 924 1,814
Health Insurance (4) 2,014 2,014 2,014
Tuition & Fees (5) 12,864 12,864 12,864
Out-of-State Supplemental Tutition & Fees (5) 22,878 22,878 22,878
Total Out-of-State Budget $56,198 $51,736 $46,970
  1. Please note that, for financial aid budgeting purposes, the Wada Apartments, Channing-Bowditch Apartments, International House, University Village, and the Maximino Martinez Commons Apartments are considered off-campus housing.
  2. Amount listed is a weighted average of all on-campus housing choices.
  3. Includes food not covered by the residence hall meal plan.
  4. Amount for the Student Health Insurance Plan. This amount can be waived if the student can show proof of equivalent coverage.
  5. Tuition and fees are set by the Regents of the University of California and are subject to change.
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