Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

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For the academic year 2021-2022, the undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Berkeley is $14,226 for California residents and $43,980 for out-of-state students. It has been decreased by -0.60% for California residents and decreased by -0.20% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. Its in-state undergraduate tuition and fees is a little bit higher than the average amount ($11,724) and its out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees is much higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,786 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 projected undergraduate tuition & fees for UC Berkeley is $14,760 for California residents and $45,786 for out-of-state students. It is a 4.1% increase compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
It has been decreased by -0.60% for California residents and decreased by -0.20% for out-of-state rates compared to the previous year. The living costs including for room, board, transpiration, and other personal expenses is $26,129 for year 2022. The on-campus living costs increased by 0.02% compared to the previous year.The off-campus living costs increased by 4.95% compared to the previous year.
UC Berkeley Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$14,312 $44,066$26,125
2021-2022$14,226$43,980$26,129
2022-2023$14,760$45,786$26,133
Change % 2022-20233.75%4.11%0.02%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the UC Berkeley directly. See the UC Berkeley bursar/financial aid page for more information.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees is $14,160 and out-of-state tuition and fees is $29,262 for the academic year 2021-2022. Its in-state graduate tuition and fees is around the average amount ($14,071) and its out-of-state graduate tuition and fees is around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,817 - public Research University (very high research activity)).
The 2023 estimated tuition & fees at UC Berkeley is $14,442 for California residents and $28,116 for out-of-state students. It is a 3.9% decrease compared to 2022's rate. This rate is officially announced by school and it may be subject to change. For update and details of fee schedule, check the school's bursar/financial aid page.
University of California-Berkeley has a law school and its tuition is different from other graduate programs, usually higher. The law school tuition is $59,237 for in-state and $67,781 for out-of-state students. See the detailed law school tuition at Berkeley School of Law page.
UC Berkeley Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2020-2021$14,245 $29,347$26,125
2021-2022$14,160$29,262$26,129
2022-2023$14,442$28,116$26,133
Change % 2022-20231.99%-3.92%0.02%
***The 2022-2023 tuition is announced/published officially by the UC Berkeley directly. See the UC Berkeley bursar/financial aid page for more information.
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
The next table compares the tuition & fees between University of California-Berkeley and its similar schools. The similar schools are based on factors such as school type, level, and rivalry schools.
Tuition Comparison between University of California-Berkeley and Similar Schools
In-StateOut-of-State
University of California-Berkeley$14,226$43,980
University of Washington-Seattle Campus$12,076$39,906
University of California-Los Angeles$13,258$43,012
Stanford University$56,169
University of Colorado Boulder$12,496$38,314
University of Oregon$14,421$40,464

Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees and Costs of Attendance

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

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2022, the estimated tuition for 4 years at UC Berkeley is $57,009 for California residents and $177,939 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.
Projected Four(4) Years Tuition & Fees
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,237$14,247$14,258$14,268$57,009
Out-of-State$44,181$44,383$44,586$44,790$177,939
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$14,247$14,258$14,268$14,279$57,051
Out-of-State$44,383$44,586$44,790$44,994$178,752
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$14,258$14,268$14,279$14,289$57,093
Out-of-State$44,586$44,790$44,994$45,200$179,569
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$14,268$14,279$14,289$14,300$57,135
Out-of-State$44,790$44,994$45,200$45,406$180,390
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$14,279$14,289$14,300$14,310$57,178
Out-of-State$44,994$45,200$45,406$45,614$181,214
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 2022, the estimated 4-years COA is $174,684 for California residents and $295,614 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.
Four(4) Years of Costs of Attendance
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$42,325$43,203$44,035$44,890$174,684
Out-of-State$72,269$73,339$74,438$75,567$295,614
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$43,203$44,110$44,965$45,846$178,370
Out-of-State$73,339$74,438$75,567$76,727$300,071
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$44,110$45,046$45,926$46,832$182,174
Out-of-State$74,438$75,567$76,727$77,918$304,650
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$45,046$46,011$46,917$47,850$186,099
Out-of-State$75,567$76,727$77,918$79,142$309,354
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$46,011$47,007$47,940$48,900$190,150
Out-of-State$76,727$77,918$79,142$80,400$314,187
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 $97,248 for California residents and $218,178 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.
Four(4) Years Costs of Attendance after Financial Aid
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$22,966$23,844$24,676$25,531$97,248
Out-of-State$52,910$53,980$55,079$56,208$218,178
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$23,844$24,751$25,606$26,487$100,934
Out-of-State$53,980$55,079$56,208$57,368$222,635
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$24,751$25,687$26,567$27,473$104,738
Out-of-State$55,079$56,208$57,368$58,559$227,214
Class of 2029 (Admission Fall 2025)In-State$25,687$26,652$27,558$28,491$108,663
Out-of-State$56,208$57,368$58,559$59,783$231,918
Class of 2030 (Admission Fall 2026)In-State$26,652$27,648$28,581$29,541$112,714
Out-of-State$57,368$58,559$59,783$61,041$236,751

Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2022 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 2022 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$14,226$1,118$26,129$43,980$1,118 $26,129
Graduate$14,160 $1,118$26,129$29,262 $1,118$26,129


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