Financial Information - MACSS

Financial Information

Program Cost (per Semester)

Note: Estimates for fees are subject to change

Summer Bootcamp (online) Fall Semester 2024Spring Semester 2025
MaCSS Tuition $1,900 (per course) $34,500$34,500
Campus Fees$563$1,120$1,013
Health Insurance FeeN/A$3,078$3,078
For additional information on the cost of attendance, please visit: Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Cost of Attendance.

Funding Your Graduate Education

In addition to the fellowship and financial aid resources listed below, UC Berkeley’s Graduate Division website has several resources and options on how to fund your graduate education. Visit their financial support page to learn more

MaCSS Opportunity Fellowship

Opportunity fellowships are available to qualified candidates who apply by January 8th. Recipients are awarded full or partial scholarships based on financial need.

To be eligible for an opportunity fellowship, applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or AB540 or DACA eligible, and demonstrate financial need. We give special consideration to applicants who (a) have successfully overcome socioeconomic, educational, or physical disadvantages, or (b) would increase the diversity of the graduate student population.

Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is available for graduate students who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. To apply, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for need-based fellowships and departmental funding. You can and should apply for aid before you are admitted to Berkeley. UC Berkeley’s institution code for the FAFSA is 001312.

Learn more at the Berkeley Financial Aid website for prospective students, and the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Cost of Attendance site.

Other Funding Options

Veterans Benefits

UC Berkeley’s Veterans Benefits unit in the Office of the Registrar provides veterans and their dependents with the information and assistance required to seamlessly receive veterans’ educational benefits while pursuing their academic careers at UC Berkeley. Visit their website for more information.

Private Loan Options for International Students

The University of California, Office of the President, provides a list of private loan lenders for international students; however, you may choose any lender. You can visit the Berkeley International Office website for more information. Please also see the University of California Code of Conduct in Regard to Preferred Lender Arrangements.