2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Berkeley is $14,312 for California residents and $44,066 for out-of-state students.
The undergraduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees for UC Berkeley is $14,371 for California residents and $44,125 for out-of-state students.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.41% for California residents and increased by 0.13% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 7.72% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 6.87% from the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees are a little bit higher than the average amount ($12,047) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($32,257 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$14,253 $44,007$24,253
2020-2021$14,312$44,066$26,125
Change % 2020-20210.41%0.13%7.72%
2021-2022$14,371$44,125$28,141
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are $14,245 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $29,347 for the academic year 2020-2021.
The graduate 2021-2022 estimated tuition & fees at UC Berkeley is $14,303 for California residents and $29,405 for out-of-state students.
The graduate tuition has been risen by 0.41% for California residents and increased by 0.20% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount ($13,742) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,431 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2020-2021 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2019-2020$14,187 $29,289$24,253
2020-2021$14,245$29,347$26,125
Change % 2020-20210.41%0.20%7.72%
2021-2022$14,303$29,405$28,141
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation from the school. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $57,600 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $79,000 for University of California-Berkeley graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$57,600$66,400$49,800
7 Years After Graduation$57,600--
8 Years After Graduation$68,100--
9 Years After Graduation$72,600--
10 Years After Graduation$79,000$90,700$69,200

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

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How Much is the tuition for 4 years at UC Berkeley?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $57,604 for California residents and $181,020 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Berkeley have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$14,348$14,383$14,419$14,455$57,604
Out-of-State$44,537$45,012$45,493$45,978$181,020
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,383$14,419$14,455$14,490$57,747
Out-of-State$45,012$45,493$45,978$46,469$182,952
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,419$14,455$14,490$14,526$57,890
Out-of-State$45,493$45,978$46,469$46,965$184,906
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,455$14,490$14,526$14,562$58,034
Out-of-State$45,978$46,469$46,965$47,467$186,880
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,490$14,526$14,562$14,598$58,178
Out-of-State$46,469$46,965$47,467$47,974$188,875
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $177,914 for California residents and $301,329 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Berkeley have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at University of California-Berkeley.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$42,663$43,842$45,013$46,230$177,914
Out-of-State$72,852$74,471$76,141$77,865$301,329
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$43,842$45,068$46,284$47,548$182,916
Out-of-State$74,471$76,141$77,865$79,644$308,122
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$45,068$46,341$47,605$48,919$188,116
Out-of-State$76,141$77,865$79,644$81,480$315,131
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$46,341$47,665$48,979$50,344$193,520
Out-of-State$77,865$79,644$81,480$83,376$322,366
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$47,665$49,041$50,406$51,825$199,137
Out-of-State$79,644$81,480$83,376$85,334$329,835
Last year, 59% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $100,478 for California residents and $223,893 for out-of-state students.
Since the tuition & fees at University of California-Berkeley have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at University of California-Berkeley.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$23,304$24,483$25,654$26,871$100,478
Out-of-State$53,493$55,112$56,782$58,506$223,893
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,483$25,709$26,925$28,189$105,480
Out-of-State$55,112$56,782$58,506$60,285$230,686
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,709$26,982$28,246$29,560$110,680
Out-of-State$56,782$58,506$60,285$62,121$237,695
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$26,982$28,306$29,620$30,985$116,084
Out-of-State$58,506$60,285$62,121$64,017$244,930
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$28,306$29,682$31,047$32,466$121,701
Out-of-State$60,285$62,121$64,017$65,975$252,399

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at University of California-Berkeley.
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University of California-Berkeley 2021 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,312$1,091$26,125$44,066$1,091 $26,125
Graduate$14,245 $1,091$26,125$29,347 $1,091$26,125


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