Fees and Financial Support
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
The tuition, fees, and charges posted on the website are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures are not final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student's final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.
Please refer to the Registrar’s website for the most up to date information on Tuition and Fees for the 2016-2017 academic year.
UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education has a strong fellowship program, with numerous avenues for applying for financial support. About 60% of the applicants admitted to the GSE who request fellowship consideration receive an award offer. The School may waive some fees for students in the Principal Leadership Institute. The fellowship application is found within the Graduate Division application.
Both multi-year and single-year fellowships are awarded through this fellowship program. Multi-year fellowships are determined through a campus-wide competition. Fellowship applications are first reviewed by the GSE, which makes recommendations to the Committee on Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships.
Returning or continuing students for readmission should contact the Fellowships Assistant in January at (510) 643-1720 for a continuing student fellowship application and information. This includes current UC Berkeley graduate students who are applying for a change of degree goal and/or major.
Graduate Division Fellowship Opportunities for Entering Doctoral Students
Deadlines and application materials for Berkeley, Graduate Division, and extramural fellowships can be found on the Graduate Division Fellowships websites. Incoming students are eligible for consideration for Fellowships for Entering Students. To learn more, explore the Guide to Fellowships and Grants.
In addition to the Graduate Fellowships Division’s Fellowship opportunities listed on their website, the GSE offers a Fellowship Competition for all new students recommended for admission. The process is that when faculty are reviewing applications and making admissions recommendations, they are also making nominations for the various fellowship opportunities. The GSE Faculty Fellowship Committee reviews the nominees, and makes awards recommendation decisions. For fellowship consideration, please complete the fellowship section of the Graduate Division’s Admissions Application.
Graduate Division Fellowship Opportunities for Entering Masters Students
There are a number of Departmentally Restricted Fellowships and other Scholarship Awards specifically for Masters Only and Masters/Credential Students. The process is that when faculty are reviewing applications and making admissions recommendations, they are also making nominations for the various fellowship opportunities. The GSE Faculty Fellowship Committee reviews the nominees, and makes awards recommendation decisions. For fellowship consideration, please complete the fellowship section of the Graduate Division’s Admissions Application.
Please Note that Fellowships for Current Students are found on the UCB Graduate Fellowships Division website.
Parent Grant for Student Parents
Student parents make up about 10% of Berkeley’s graduate population. Berkeley is committed to supporting policies, programs, and services to help student parents meet their family care obligations while they pursue their academic goals. The Graduate Council of the Academic Senate has approved academic accommodation policies designed to be supportive of graduate students with substantial parenting responsibilities. For more information, visit the Student Parent Policies section of the Guide to Graduate Policy. Programs that implement these policies are described below.
Registered graduate student parents who live with dependent children and demonstrate financial need are eligible for a grant that may be applied toward housing/living expenses, dependent health insurance, childcare, and/or tuition. For funds currently available and deadlines for submission of application, see the Parent Grant Application Instructions.
GSE Fellowship Opportunities
The Graduate School of Education sponsors a Continuing/Returning Graduate Student Fellowship Competition each Spring semester. Applications are available in late December and students must apply by the mid-February deadline. Applications are found on the GSE website. In addition, there are a number of fellowship opportunities for both entering students and current students on the CB Graduate Fellowships website. Please contact Liliana Hernandez, (510) 642-0841, firstname.lastname@example.org
Each Fall semester, the GSE sponsors a series of Request for Proposals (RFP’s) fellowship opportunities that span a number of different research areas, from innovative teaching and learning collaborative projects, community college teaching, research and administration, early childhood development, secondary classroom innovation and teacher support, to research in reading. Applications are available in early September and must be submitted no later than the end of September, and awards are announced late October.
Travel Grant Opportunities
Students may submit an application for funding from the GSE - if presenting a paper or poster and in addition, the Graduate Assembly also has a travel program, as does the Graduate Division.
- GSE Travel Grant Application.
- Graduate Assembly Travel Grant Opportunity and Graduate Fellowships Division Travel Grant
Graduate Student Appointments
GSI, GSR, Reader and Tutor Guide – Graduate students may hold a graduate student appointment such as a Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Reader, or Tutor. A Graduate Student Appointment at 10 hours a week, or 25%-time may offer a partial fee remission for California Registration Fees, and will pay an hourly salary. For more information, please access the website listed above. Please note that some Programs in the GSE may limit first year students regarding holding an appointment if it could interfere with classes, and other course of study responsibilities.
For more information, please see the Graduate Division's GSI, GSR, Reader and Tutor Guide.
Student Loans & Other Federal Student Aid
To get started, complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, available on the FAFSA website. The UC Berkeley FAFSA school code is 001312.
If applying for a summer start Masters/Credential Program, such as DTE, MUSE or PLI, if you would like to request Summer 2016 Financial Aid, the 2015-2016 FAFSA must be submitted. In addition for academic year financial aid, the 2016-2017 FAFSA must be submitted.