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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are assessed each semester by the Office of the Registrar.

Undergraduate Financial Aid

Graduate Student Funding

Each year Berkeley Social Welfare directly awards or administers approximately two million dollars in support to graduate students through fellowships, grants-in-aid, and stipend-based training programs. Most graduate students also easily qualify for federal student aid. At Berkeley, 90% of all graduate students receive some form of financial support (including loans). To learn more please see our guide to Financing Your Graduate Education.

Click on the links below to explore the variety of financial support opportunities available throughout your graduate career:

  • Achievement Awards and Prizes
    These annual cash awards recognizing student achievement and distinction are presented each spring semester at the annual Haviland Scholars Day Awards and Recognition ceremony.
  • Child Welfare Scholars Program
    Stipend-based training program for MSW students pursuing a career in public child welfare.
  • Departmental Graduate Fellowships
    Departmental graduate fellowships are open to all Berkeley Social Welfare graduate students.
  • Doctoral Student Support
    Information about and resources for doctoral student funding.
  • Extramural Awards
    Extramural awards are made from a variety of outside funding sources, including government agencies; professional and alumni organizations; private foundations; and corporations. Many Berkeley Social Welfare students have been successful at securing extramural funding through additional university, public, and privately-sponsored fellowships.
  • Field-based Stipend Programs for MSW Students
    Stipend-based training programs provide support for eligible MSW students in certain fields of study. Some field-based stipend programs are offered in exchange for a contractually obligated, post-graduation employment commitment for a specified time period.
  • Financial Aid: Student Loan and Work-Study Programs
    Information on eligibility and applying for federal student aid; loan forgiveness programs; short-term emergency loans; and Work-Study programs.
  • Funding Sources for the Social Sciences
    Resources from the Social Research Library to search for fellowships and funding sources for research in the social sciences.
  • Graduate Division Fellowships and Awards
    Graduate fellowship programs administered by UC Berkeley Graduate Division.
  • Graduate Student Academic Employment
    Information about graduate student academic appointments.
  • Professional Development Awards
    Support for graduate students presenting at conferences, or participating in a professional development activity.
  • Support for Student Parents
    Programs, resources and services for graduate student parents with family care obligations.

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