Fees & 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. The Higher Education Act of 1965 specifies that a student’s COA includes tuition and fees normally assessed for a student carrying the same academic workload and an allowance for living expenses, such as room and board, books and supplies, personal, and transportation costs. The law also provides limited allowances for loan fees, dependent-care costs, expenses for disabled students, and certain travel and living expenses, among other items. Please click here for more information on allowable expenses. The following tables show the average expenses for a nine-month academic year based on 2018-19 fee levels. Students should take into account their own spending and the possibility of unforeseen expenses.

AB990 Disclosure:   Information about the market cost of a one-bedroom apartment in the areas surrounding campus where its students commonly reside can be found on the UC Berkeley Housing Resource page (see Off-Campus Housing> Typical Rent ranges)

Tuition and fees are typically finalized in July each year

 J.D. Estimated Expenses: CALIFORNIA RESIDENT

Fall
2018

Spring
2019

Academic Year
2018-2019

Tuition and Fees (Total)

  $24,662.50

$24,662.50

$49,325.00

Student Services Fee
(formerly University Registration Fee)

$564.00

$564.00

$1,128.00

 Tuition (formerly Educational Fee)

 $5,721.00

 $5,721.00

$11,442.00

Berkeley Campus Fee

$700.50

$700.50

$1,401.00

Class Pass Fee

 $80.00

$80.00

$160.00

Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition

 $17,582.00

$17,582.00

$35,164.00

Law Instructional Materials Fee

 $15.00

$15.00

$30.00

 Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition

$0.00

$0.00

$0.00

ESTIMATED Living Expenses (Total)

$14,874.00

$14,874.00

$29,748.00

 Rent & Utilities

$8,265.00

$8,265.00

$16,530.00

Food

$3,815.00

$3,815.00

$7,630.00

Personal (maintenance, clothing, recreation, etc.)

$1,293.00

$1,293.00

$2,586.00

 Transportation

$1,501.00

$1,501.00

$3,002.00

ESTIMATED Books & Supplies  

  $748.00

  $748.00

$1,496.00

Health Insurance Fees (SHIP)*

 $2,373.00

 $2,373.00

$4,746.00

Total CA Resident Student Budget**

$42,657.50

$42,657.50

$85,315.00

*If you have comparable insurance, you may waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information.

**New law students are also assessed a $30 Document Management Fee.

***Students eligible for a non-resident supplemental tuition exemption are assessed PDST at the resident rate as well as non-resident supplemental tuition, but receive a waiver for non-resident supplemental tuition. 

 

 J.D. Estimated Expenses: NON-RESIDENT

Fall
2018

Spring
2019

Academic Year
2018-2019

Tuition and Fees (Total)

$26,638.00

$26,638.00

$53,276.00

Student Services Fee
(formerly University Registration Fee)

$564.00

$564.00

$1,128.00

 Tuition (formerly Educational Fee)

 $5,721.00

 $5,721.00

$11,442.00

Berkeley Campus Fee

$700.50

$700.50

$1,401.00

Class Pass Fee

$80.00

$80.00

$160.00

Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition

 $13,435.00

$13,435.00

$26,870.00

Law Instructional Materials Fee

 $15.00

$15.00

$30.00

 Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition

$6,122.50

$6,122.50

$12,245.00

ESTIMATED Living Expenses (Total)

$14,874.00

$14,874.00

$29,748.00

 Rent & Utilities

$8,265.00

$8,265.00

$16,530.00

Food

$3,815.00

$3,815.00

$7,630.00

 Personal (maintenance, clothing, recreation, etc.)

$1,293.00

$1,293.00

$2,586.00

 Transportation

$1,501.00

$1,501.00

$3,002.00

ESTIMATED Books & Supplies  

  $748.00

  $748.00

$1,496.00

Health Insurance Fees (SHIP)*

 $2,373.00

 $2,373.00

$4,746.00

Total Non-Resident Student Budget**

$44,633.00

$44,633.00

$89,266.00

*If you have comparable insurance, you may waive enrollment. Go to the University Health Services website for more information.

**New law students are also assessed a $30 Document Management Fee.

***Students eligible for a non-resident supplemental tuition exemption are assessed PDST at the resident rate as well as non-resident supplemental tuition, but receive a waiver for non-resident supplemental tuition. 

All fees are subject to change.

The estimated tuition and fees are contingent upon projections of competitors’ fees. Since 2007, Berkeley Law has limited its fee increases so that its resident fees will not exceed its policy benchmark of market rate.

Non-residents should note that it is possible to establish California residency for tuition purposes during the first year of law school. Go to the Office of the Registrar website for more information about establishing residency. 

 

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