UC Regents Increase Tuition, Financial Aid
UC Regents approved on July 14, 2011, a tuition increase of 9.6 percent beyond the 8 percent previously approved for the 2011-12 academic year. You can learn more about the tuition increase by reading the University of California Office of the President press release.
One third of the estimated revenue from the tuition increase will be used for financial aid. The UC Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan ensures that all systemwide tuition costs are covered with grants and gift aid for California undergraduates with annual family incomes of up to $80,000 who have financial need. In addition, to help middle-income students, UC Berkeley, like other UC campuses, has provided a one-year grant that will at least cover the 2011-12 tuition increase for students with family incomes between $80,000 and $120,000 who have financial need.
The UC Berkeley Financial Aid and Scholarships Office has revised financial aid offers to eligible students with the goal of ensuring that the self-help portion of their financial aid does not increase, controlling the net cost for needy students and their families, despite the tuition increase.