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Financial Aid at a Glance

Financial Aid Facts

UC Berkeley has a wide range of innovative financial aid programs to help students fund their education.

More than 65 percent 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. In fact, 40 percent of Berkeley undergraduates pay no tuition and receive grants and scholarships in excess of UC systemwide tuition and fees.

Thanks to the Middle Class Access Plan, eligible California families with annual incomes between $80,000 to $140,000 have their Parent Contribution capped at 15 percent of the parents' total income.

Sixty percent of undergraduate students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 graduated without loan debt (Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidzed Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, private loans). Average cumulative loan debt for graduating seniors was $17,964.

International students looking for helpful information about money matters can find out about scholarships, research opportunities, and internships to help fund a Berkeley education.