Financial Aid Facts
UC Berkeley has a wide range of innovative financial aid programs to help students fund their education.
Two thirds of Berkeley undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.
Thanks to the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan, eligible California families with annual incomes below $80,000 pay no tuition at all after grants and scholarships. In fact, 40 percent of Berkeley undergraduates receive grants and scholarships in excess of UC systemwide tuition and fees and thus pay nothing for tuition out of pocket.
Thanks to the Middle Class Access Plan (MCAP), eligible families with annual incomes between $80,000 to $150,000 and typical assets have their Parent Contribution capped at 15 percent of the parents' total income. Please review our MCAP information for eligibility and awarding policies.
Sixty-three percent of undergraduate students who graduated between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 graduated without loan debt (Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, private loans). Average cumulative loan debt for graduating seniors who borrowed was $18,789.