Tuition and Financial Aid


For datascience@berkeley students starting the program in academic year 2015-2016 (July 2015 – June 2016), tuition will be $2,222.22 per unit, plus a $525 semester fee. Tuition is charged per unit; datascience@berkeley is a 27 unit program. Please note that MIDS fees are subject to change at the start of each academic year and you should expect them to rise each year of the MIDS program.

datascience@berkeley tuition includes student fees, technology platform licensing, and support. The cost of your hotel and most meals for your 3-4 day, on-campus immersion is included in your tuition. Airfare is not included.

Financial Aid

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal financial aid programs, which include student loans. We encourage you to apply for financial aid as early as possible.

To be eligible for federal financial aid, students must be registered in a minimum of 6 units per semester. Students who choose to take a less accelerated path toward completion of the degree should be aware that this will impact federal financial aid eligibility.

To apply for federal aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The Federal School Code for UC Berkeley is 001312.

Financing Options

Students may be eligible for the following funding options to help in paying tuition:

  • Corporate sponsorship: Some companies provide full or partial tuition support for employees. Preparing a request for corporate sponsorship can help maximize the likelihood of obtaining your company’s support. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information on how to create an effective request.
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Student loans: U.S. citizens and permanent residents can apply for Federal Direct Loans or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans by completing the FAFSA. Any student can apply for a private student loan.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact 855-678-MIDS.

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