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UC Berkeley Tuition & Fees Report

Inexpensive In-State Tuition & Fees
Expensive Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

How Much Does University of California - Berkeley Cost?

See current and projected in-state and out-of-state tuition and fees for University of California - Berkeley, and how those expenses constrast to nationwide and regional averages. You can jump to any of the following sections in our UC Berkeley cost report:

How Much Does UC Berkeley Charge for Tuition?

$14,226 In-State Tuition & Fees
$43,980 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees

At University of California - Berkeley the average out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates was $43,980 in 2020-2021. Those who hail from the state of California get a discount and only needed to pay $14,226 per year.


These tuition and fees costs include one year of academic instruction, but do not cover room and board.

Remeber that many students qualify for scholarships and financial aid that will lower the amount they have to pay.

How much does University of California - Berkeley cost for part-time students?

Go to the Cost Per Credit Hour page for details.

How Do UC Berkeley Tuition & Fees Compare to Other Schools?

The national out-of-state average for tuition and fees is $19,933 a year. With yearly tuition and fees charges running about $43,980 for out-of-state undergrads, University of California - Berkeley is relatively expensive when compared to other schools in the country.

Undergraduates who attend school in the same state they live in pay around $16,784 in yearly tuition and fees. UC Berkeley only charges $14,226 a year in for in-state undergraduates, making it relatively inexpensive when compared to the national average.

Take a look at the following chart to see how University of California - Berkeley compares to other schools in terms of tuition and fees.

NationwideFar Western USCalifornia
Out-of-State Tuition & FeesExpensiveExpensiveExpensive
In-State Tuition & FeesInexpensiveInexpensiveInexpensive

Remember to also consider financial aid when trying to decide if you can afford to go to a particular school. For more details on that, see: University of California - Berkeley Financial Aid.

UC Berkeley Tuition & Fees Five Year Projection

0.10% In-State Tuition Increase
0.62% Out-of-State Tuition Increase
$57,103 Est. 4-Year Cost

In-state UC Berkeley tuition and fees grew with an average annual rate of 0.10% over the past five years. California residents may pay an estimated $14,254 this school year.

If in-state tuition and fees keeps growing at the same pace, the estimated cost for two years at UC Berkeley would be $28,523, and $57,103 for four years.

During the same time period, tuition and fees for out-of-state students have increased by 0.62%. Out-of-state students will be charged approximately $44,528 in this academic year if the costs keep going up at the same rate.

This means an estimated $89,333 for two years of out-of-state tuition and fees at UC Berkeley, and $179,779 for four years.

The following chart shows projected upcoming tuition and fees for undergraduates at UC Berkeley.


Don't Ignore Cost Increases

Unless your school has advertised price freezes, it is likely the cost of tuition and fees will go up every year. Make sure you factor this into your budget.

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