Estimated Student Budget for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 UCDC Program 

Estimated Tuition and fees shown are for CA residents Fall 2022  Spring 2023 
Housing and Utility 5,278 5,278
Estimated Food 3,070 3,070
Estimated Air Transit   600   600
Estimated Local Transit   900   900
Estimated Books and Supplies   700   700
Estimated Personal  (includes winter clothes and professional attire) 2,600 2,600
Estimated Tuition and Fees* 7,113* 7,113*
Totals $20,261* $20,261*
*Note: Based on 2021-22 UC tuition rates. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding or other developments.  For the Optional Student Health Insurance Plan add an estimated $1,894. Out-of-state residents add an estimated $14,877 in Non-resident Supplemental Tuition.

Financial Aid

The UC Berkeley Financial Aid Office calculates aid awards to meet the needs of students participating in the UCDC program.  The UCDC program recommends that students consult with the financial aid office to determine their individual need and eligibility as it relates to the UCDC program costs. Email travelaid@berkeley.edu to set up a personal appointment.

UCDC Basic Needs Program

We understand that a remote UCDC term brings additional challenges for some of our students, and we hope to provide assistance in meeting your basic needs of food and housing security.


Scholarships & Other Awards

Center for Civility & Democratic Engagement (CCDE) Fellowships


Matsui Center Washington Fellowship (for Cal UCDC participants only)

https://igs.berkeley.edu/student-learning/fellowships/matsui-center- washington-fellowship

UC Presidential Public Service Fellowship program


The Leadership Award


Charlene Conrad Liebau Library Prize for Undergraduate Research


The Charles E. Percy Undergraduate Grant for Public Affairs Research 


Prytanean Prize


John Gardner Fellowship


New Leader Scholarship


Undergraduate Merit Scholarship


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

The HACU program has complied a list of scholarship resources that is available on their web site. This list is for informational purposes only and does not serve as an endorsement of these organizations by UCDC or HACU.


Other Campus Sources of Funding 

Check with your academic department to see if grants or awards are available for undergraduate students pursuing research.

We also encourage you to conduct a broader scholarship search.  One useful resource is UCB’s Scholarship Connection: http://scholarships.berkeley.edu/.  Another is the Alumni Association: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/community/scholarshi891