Program Cost (per Semester)
Note: Estimates for fees are subject to change
|Fall Semester 2023||Spring Semester 2024|
|Health Insurance Fee||$3,078||$3,078|
|TOTAL ESTIMATED TUITION AND FEE COSTS||$38,698||$38,591|
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.
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
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.