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.
A Berkeley education earns our graduates an additional $26,333 each year in income over those who did not go to college.
Undergraduate Student Budget 2015-16*
|Academic Year 2015-16||
|Direct Costs Charged by UC Berkeley|
|Tuition and Fees||$13,878||$13,878||$13,878|
|Room and Board||$14,388|
|Total Direct Costs||$28,266||$13,878||$13,878|
|Other Estimated Costs|
|Housing and Utilities||$7,184||$2,616|
|Books and Supplies||$1,240||$1,240||$1,240|
|Total Cost of Attendance||$33,092||$27,752||$23,506|
Optional Student Health Insurance Plan, add $2,580. Out-of-state residents add $24,024 in Nonresident Supplemental Tuition. 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.
Looking for 2014-15 student budgets? Find them here.
*Updated March 18, 2015