Types of Charges

Registration fees and tuition as a Non-Resident of California

New students must submit a Statement of Legal Residence (SLR) in order to be classified as a California resident for tuition purposes. Until the SLR is submitted and approved, registration fees will be assessed and billed at the Non-Resident rate. Because the approval process may take several weeks, you may choose to pay your registration fees in one of the following ways:

Continuing students who are petitioning for California residency status should submit a Residence Classification Petition by the due date. Until your petition is approved, registration fees will be assessed and billed at the Non-Resident rate.

For more information on residency, please visit the Office of the Registrar website.

Health Insurance

All UC Berkeley students must carry a minimum level of health insurance coverage. The campus provides a health insurance plan for those who wish to purchase it. Health insurance fees are assessed each semester. However, if you have comparable coverage, you may choose to waive out of the University’s Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). The waiver must be renewed each academic year.

If you are submitting a waiver, you may choose not to pay the insurance fee on your bill. However, if there are other charges on the account, your payment may not be applied correctly until the health insurance fee is removed from the account.

For more information on SHIP waiver, please visit the University Health Services website.

Housing Room and Board in August and/or January

Housing contracts are for one or two semesters. When you accept the contract terms, you agree to pay a pre-disclosed amount for a specific housing arrangement (i.e., particular residence hall, number of roommates, meal plan, length of stay, etc.). When you accept the contract, a pre-payment is required. This pre-payment is deducted from the first installment. Payments are due in five monthly installments for each semester. The amount you are billed in August and/or January does not reflect the number of days in which you will be in residence.

Please visit the Housing website for more information.

Residence Telephone (Telecom)

The campus provides students who live in the Residence Halls, Manville, and International House with access to a land telephone line. The basic charge for this land line is required in the terms and conditions of the housing contract, whether or not the line is used. The fee is billed for the semester.

Please visit the Telecommunications website or refer to your housing contract for more information.

Tuition/Fee Disclaimer

Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and mandatory fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.