Student Fees and Tuition
The most recent information regarding fees and tuition can be found at on the UC Berkeley Office of the Registrar website (MPP and PhD). Please note that the fees listed are per semester.
University-sponsored financial assistance falls into three main categories:
- Academic Appointments (Employment as a reader, tutor or teaching assistant at GSPP or other campus units.)
- Financial Aid (Loans)
Financial support for Goldman students may also include the following:
- Graduate Student Appointments FAQ (pdf).
- Departmental Fellowships
- 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
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 FAFSA's website. The FAFSA is available in December or January, and students should plan to file the FAFSA by March 2, 2017 for priority processing. UC Berkeley’s institution code for the FAFSA is 001312.
Resources from the Graduate Division
- Graduate Fellowships and Grants
- Fee Remissions Graduate students who hold academic appointments (GSI, GSR, Reader, Tutor) may be eligible for fee remissions that offset a portion or all of their fees. (Types of Fee Remissions)
- Workshops for Fellowships & Grants
- Financial Support for Student Parents
- Graduate Student Employment
- Guide to Fellowships and Grants
Resources from the Financial Aid Office
- Graduate Award Guide
- Student Budget Summary
- Short-Term Emergency Loans
- Benefits for Veterans, Reservists, and Dependents of Veterans
- Cal Central: My Finances
- Contact the FAO
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.