Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) or budget for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment. It includes tuition, fees, and an estimated cost of living. Tuition and fees are around $69,000 total for all tracks, with some exceptions. Click the dropdown boxes below for current COA estimates for our LL.M. program, by track.

All living expenses are estimates based on a single professional (graduate) program student at UC Berkeley. Since all estimates are expected and not guaranteed, students should consider their own spending patterns and of the possibility of unforeseen expenses when planning their budgets.

Please note, the Berkeley Law LL.M. program does not distinguish between in or out-of-state fees; there are no discounts for California residents. Check back in June 2022 for the 2022-2023 COA.

 

Cost of Attendance Breakdown & Timing by Track

The Executive Track Remote + Summer timeline consists of two semesters online and one summer in-residence.

Fees for the LL.M. executive track remote + summer timeline equal the prior academic year’s fees. 25% of fees will be billed for the spring term, 50% for the summer term, and 25% for the fall term. Spring fees are due in mid-January, summer fees in mid-May, and fall fees in mid-August. Payment method info is here: http://studentbilling.berkeley.edu/PaymentOptions.htm

LL.M. Program Expenses

Spring Semester (online) 2021

Summer Semester
(3 months in-residence) 2021

Fall Semester (online) 2021

Total 2021
(3 semesters, 12 months)

Tuition and Fees 16,632.50
(25% of total)
33,265
(50% of total)
16,632.50
(25% of total)
66,530
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Fee*   TBD (To be determined)   TBD
Berkeley International Office (BIO) Services Fee   56    56
Other Expenses, Estimated**        
Books and Supplies       598
Rent and Utilities   5,510   5,510
Food, Groceries   2,543   2,543
Personal   862   862
Transportation***   1,001   1,001

*If you have comparable insurance, you may request to waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information. Executive track students do not pay for SHIP during the spring and fall semesters while studying online.

**Living expense estimates for an average single student in a professional program at UC Berkeley for a nine-month academic year from August to May, based on the UCOP Graduate COA Survey Report 2017 with San Francisco Consumer Price Index and Residential Rent CPI adjustment for 18-19.

***Transportation costs vary widely; most Berkeley students walk or take public transit for lower cost.

The Executive Track Two Summers timeline consists of two consecutive summers in-residence.

For the executive track two summers timeline, approximately half of the total tuition and fees is due each summer semester. Executive track students’ second semester tuition fees may be higher than the first semester, typically an increase of 4-5%, since tuition may rise from year to year. Projections for the next year will be available in spring. Summer fees are due in mid-May. Payment method info is here: http://studentbilling.berkeley.edu/PaymentOptions.htm

LL.M. Program Expenses

Summer Semester 2020 (3 months)

Summer Semester 2021 (3 months)

Total 2020-21 (2 Semesters)

Tuition and Fees 31,681 33,265 64,946
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Fee* 1,470 TBD TBD
Berkeley International Office (BIO) Services Fee 56 (WAIVED FOR SUMMER 2020) 56  56
Other Expenses, Estimated**      
Books and Supplies     598
Rent and Utilities     11,020
Food, Groceries     5,086
Personal     1,724
Transportation***     2,001

*If you have comparable insurance, you may request to waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information. Executive track students do not pay for SHIP during the spring and fall semesters while studying online.

**Living expense estimates for an average single student in a professional program at UC Berkeley for a nine-month academic year from August to May, based on the UCOP Graduate COA Survey Report 2017 with San Francisco Consumer Price Index and Residential Rent CPI adjustment for 18-19.

***Transportation costs vary widely; most Berkeley students walk or take public transit for lower cost.

The Traditional Track is our 9-month in-residence academic year program.

These fees are expected, not confirmed. Spring fees are due in mid-January and fall fees in mid-August. Payment method info is here: http://studentbilling.berkeley.edu/PaymentOptions.htm

LL.M. Program Expenses

Fall Semester 2021

Spring Semester 2022

Total 2021-22 (9 months)

Tuition and Fees 34,928.50 34,928.50 $69,857
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Fee* 2,841 2,841 5,682
Berkeley International Office (BIO) Services Fee 56 56 112
Other Expenses, Estimated**      
Books and Supplies     646
Rent and Utilities     17,780
Food, Groceries     8,234
Personal     2,790
Transportation***     3,240

*If you have comparable insurance, you may request to waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information. Executive track students do not pay for SHIP during the spring and fall semesters while studying online.

**Living expense estimates for an average single student in a professional program at UC Berkeley for a nine-month academic year from August to May, based on the UCOP Graduate COA Survey Report 2017 with San Francisco Consumer Price Index and Residential Rent CPI adjustment for 18-19.

***Transportation costs vary widely; most Berkeley students walk or take public transit for lower cost.

The Thesis Track is our 9-month in-residence academic year + research program.

These fees are expected, not confirmed. Spring fees are due in mid-January and fall fees in mid-August. Payment method info is here: http://studentbilling.berkeley.edu/PaymentOptions.htm

LL.M. Program Expenses

Fall Semester 2021

Spring Semester 2022

Total 2021-22 (9 months)

Tuition and Fees 34,928.50 34,928.50 $69,857
Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Fee* 2,841 2,841 5,682
Berkeley International Office (BIO) Services Fee 56 56 112
Other Expenses, Estimated**      
Books and Supplies     646
Rent and Utilities     17,780
Food, Groceries     8,234
Personal     2,790
Transportation***     3,240

*If you have comparable insurance, you may request to waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information. Executive track students do not pay for SHIP during the spring and fall semesters while studying online.

**Living expense estimates for an average single student in a professional program at UC Berkeley for a nine-month academic year from August to May, based on the UCOP Graduate COA Survey Report 2017 with San Francisco Consumer Price Index and Residential Rent CPI adjustment for 18-19.

***Transportation costs vary widely; most Berkeley students walk or take public transit for lower cost.

Payment Options

Learn about payment options here. A Fee Payment Plan is available for the fall and spring semesters.  The Fee Payment Plan is not available during the summer semester.