Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

Tuition and Financial Aid

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

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:
Financial support for Goldman students may also include the following:

Financial Aid

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
Resources from the Financial Aid Office
Other Resources

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.