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University of California - Berkeley G.I. Bill® Tuition Assistance

Will You go to University of California - Berkeley for Free Thanks to the G.I. Bill®?

How much will attending UC Berkeley cost you? Below you'll find a breakdown of the G.I. Bill® tuition assistance and more for University of California - Berkeley.

What's in it for me?

G.I. Bill® Tuition assistance is limited. Check out below if University of California - Berkeley's tuition is covered. Be sure to check out the G.I. Bill® information for each school you're considering because each school's coverage varies.

Attend University of California - Berkeley as a Veteran and Walk Away With at Least $6,085

Thanks to the Post-9/11 GI Bill® (assuming you fully qualify), we expect your yearly benefits to exceed your cost to attend University of California - Berkeley by at least $6,085.

Veteran Sticker Price$36,915
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefits$43,000
Total In Your Pocket$6,085

Public College Tuition Fully Covered by GI Bill® Benefits

If you live in California and you qualify for full benefits, your tuition and fees will be covered by your Post-9/11 benefits. If you live outside of California and it has been less than three years since your discharge University of California - Berkeley will consider you an in-state student anyways and you will be fully covered.

Veteran Tuition And Fees$14,312
Guaranteed Post-9/11 Benefit*$14,312
Total In Your Pocket-$0
*Note: The tuition benefit is capped at the lessor of the actual tuition charged to you or $20,235.
Remember, some forms of aid such as Pell Grants are awarded in addition to your Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits so be sure to fill out your FASA forms.

Yellow Ribbon Program Participant But With Limitations

If you have tuition and fees charges that are not covered by your Post-9/11 benefits, you may be able to get additional assistance in the form of a Yellow Ribbon Award. While University of California - Berkeley participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program, it places some limitations on the awards it grants, so your participation in this program is not guaranteed.

Remember, only veterans who qualify for full Post-9/11 benefits are eligible to participate in a Yellow Ribbon program.

University of California - Berkeley awarded a total of $4,043 in Yellow Ribbon benefits last year. This was split among 4 veterans for an average award of $1,011 ($2,022 after government matching).

The following table may show you how likely you are to have outstanding tuition costs covered by the Yellow Ribbon Program at University of California - Berkeley. Remember, contributions from the college will be matched by the VA.

Degree LevelDivision or SchoolMax Number of StudentsMax Contribution (after matching)Tuition After Max Contribution
GraduateHaas School of Business5$20,000$0
GraduateMaster of Engineering Program10$20,000$0
GraduateSchool of Law5$10,000$0

Questions to Ask the Admissions Department

Per Credit Fees and the Active Duty Tuition Assistance Cap

We wanted to talk to you about the per credit fees at University of California - Berkeley and whether or not they fall below the tuition assistance cap of $250 for active duty personnel. This information was not available.

Your Living Expenses Likely Covered

After applying eight months of your assumed MHA against what University of California - Berkeley thinks your living expenses should be, we see a potential credit in your favor of $6,176. It is possible that your living expenses will be more than covered!

Off Campus Living Expenses$21,512
Post-9/11 Benefit$27,688
Total In Your Pocket$6,176
A MHA of $3,461 is likely the largest benefit paid directly to you.

Your Books and Supplies are Not Fully Covered

Your book stipend of $1000 will not cover what University of California - Berkeley estimates your expenses to be ($1,091).

Supplies Expenses$1,091
Post-9/11 Benefit$1,000
Total Out Of Pocket$91
Not Happy With This College? Is University of California - Berkeley not living up to its commitments? File a complaint with the VA.
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