Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid
What are the total costs of attending UC Berkeley as a graduate student in the PDP?
The UC Regents has not yet finalized the charges for the 2021-22 academic year. However, costs usually vary only incrementally each academic year and this year’s total costs are a good guide. For California state residents, the total tuition and fees for the PDP is $50,992 and for nonresidents, it’s $63,267. Please note that these total fee quotes do not include living expenses. The most current information on fees may be found on the Registrar’s website.
What can incoming students expect in terms of financial aid?
We currently provide merit-based stipends that are paid in two equal payments at the end of the each semester but this is subject to change for the 2021-22 academic year. More information will be available early next year after decisions are released but we expect 100% of the class to receive some form of financial aid from the PDP.
In addition, federal financial aid, in the form of loans, are available for graduate students who are either U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. To apply, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at:
UC Berkeley’s institution code for the FAFSA is 001312. You can apply for aid before you are admitted to the PDP. More information about the different types of loans can be found at:
Lastly, we have a limited number of full tuition and fee scholarships available for US Citizens. If you are interested, please contact Alethea Stoltzfus at email@example.com.