Student Fees and Tuition
For the most recent information regarding fees and tuition can be found at UC Berkeley Registrar. Please note that the fees listed are per semester.
Financial assistance for educational expenses is available from the School on a competitive basis to those who apply. In order to be eligible for a fellowship, applicants must submit the Financial Assistance page of the GSPP application and the appropriate forms in the graduate application packet. The request for aid cannot be considered until all the required supporting materials are received. You will be notified about any departmental award in your admission letter.
- Applying for Financial Aid. All applicants who are U.S. citizens or U.S permanent residents applying for any type of financial assistance must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. It is also used to determine eligibility for need-based fellowships and departmental funding. The FAFSA is available at your closest college or university, or public library. Applicants may also apply on the Internet at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA is available in December or January, and students should plan to file the FAFSA by March 1, 2013 for priority processing. UC Berkeley’s institution code for the FAFSA is 001312.
Financial support for Goldman students may include the following
- Employment as a reader, tutor or teaching assistant at GSPP or other campus units. Graduate Student Appointments FAQ (pdf).
- Employment as a research assistant in ongoing faculty research
- Savings from the salary earned from the required summer policy internship
- Salary from the client of the student’s advanced policy analysis
More information about financial aid opportunities, housing, and estimated living costs for Berkeley graduate students can be found on the UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office or the Graduate Division.
Those admitted to the School who have significant unmet financial needs may discuss their situation with Assistant Dean Martha Chavez.