The Cost of Attendance (COA) or budget for a student is an estimate of that student’s educational expenses for the period of enrollment.
See the chart below for the COA for a student in the LL.M. professional track.
Living expenses are estimates based on a single professional (graduate) program student at UC Berkeley. Students should consider their own spending patterns and of the possibility of unforeseen expenses when planning their budgets.
LL.M. Program Expenses
Summer Semester 2019 (3 months)
Summer Semester 2020 (3 months)
Total 2019-20 (2 Semesters)
|Tuition and Fees||30,172.50||31,681||61,853.50|
|Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Fee**||1,470||1,470 (not confirmed)||2,940|
|Berkeley International Office (BIO) Services Fee||56||56||112|
|Other Expenses, Estimated***|
|Books and Supplies||598|
|Rent and Utilities||11,020|
*For professional track, approximately half of the total tuition and fees is due each summer semester. Professional 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
**If you have comparable insurance, you may request to waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information.
***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.
****Note that transportation costs vary widely; most Berkeley students walk or take public transit for lower cost.