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Financial Aid at a Glance

Looking at the Big Picture

UC Berkeley has a wide range of financial aid programs to help students fund their education. Our goal is to support you on your journey to achieving a worldclass education.


Financial Aid Facts

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

Nearly 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, 38 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.

Sixty-six percent of undergraduate students who graduated between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 graduated without loan debt (Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, private loans). Average cumulative loan debt for graduating seniors who borrowed was $18,225.

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