Paying for UC Berkeley

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$44,007 ($14,253)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$29,289 ($14,187)
On-campus Living Costs
$24,253
Off-campus Living Costs
$20,130

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of University of California-Berkeley are $14,253 for California residents and $44,007 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $14,187 for California residents and $29,289 for out-of-state students.
Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California, the undergraduate tuition & fees are very expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are relatively expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus, tuition & fees of University of California-Berkeley is average where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $43,485.
The average living cost of the school is $24,253 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $20,130.

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2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Berkeley are $14,253 for California residents and $44,007 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 1.92% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $14,187 for California residents and $29,289 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees have increased by 0.19% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
California ResidentsOut-of-StateCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$13,431$38,139$13,431$28,533
2017$13,509$40,191$13,509$28,611
2018$14,170$42,184$14,170$29,272
2019$14,184$43,176$14,131$29,233
2020$14,253$44,007$14,187$29,289

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $24,253 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $20,130.
The living cost at the school has increased by 5.30% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$15,847$4,736$10,126$5,087
2017$16,389$5,209$10,540$5,162
2018$17,549$4,379$13,605$4,581
2019$18,222$4,811$14,246$5,017
2020$19,105$5,148$14,771$5,359

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $870 at University of California-Berkeley. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.47% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

University of California-Berkeley 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,241
2017$1,262
2018$891
2019$849
2020$870

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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