Legal residency determines the amount of tuition a student is charged. Non-residents may become residents of California after one year at Berkeley Law if they take appropriate steps and meet certain eligibility requirements. For the 2021-22 academic year, the net difference between California resident and non-resident tuition for Law J.D. students was approximately $5,300 per year.
There are several aspects involved with determining residency and students should use the links below to become familiar with the process. Note that some of the information on these sites is intended for undergraduate students.
- U.C. Berkeley Office of the Registrar’s residency deadlines
Entering first-year students should complete their Statement of Legal Residence by the deadline. Entering transfer students should submit their SLR immediately after it becomes available.
For more information or questions regarding residency, please contact the campus Residence Affairs Unit.