Graduate Student Fees

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 GA Data Visualization Contest on Cost of Attendance!
Winner for best overall visualization:  Cal Grad Data by Alex Dunn and John Dagdelen
Winner for best professional degree program visualization:  Cost of Attendance by Heqing Huang


In addition to tuition, graduate and professional students pay a variety of student fees. Here is a breakdown of all graduate student fees:



How to make the most of your money: Apply for grants!

Many of the student fees go into funds which provide grants to student initiatives and projects on campus and in the community.  Read on to learn more about available funding opportunities.

Student Technology Fund

The Student Technology Fund (STF) is comprised of the fees that undergraduate, graduate, and professional students pay into. It uses these fees to fund software licensing and the funding pool for three grant cycles per year. The grants are available to all members of the Cal community and can fund a wide range of project categories:

  • Apps & Software Development
  • Commercial Software Licensing
  • Equipment Acquisition
  • Investigative & Planning Projects
  • Technology Events
  • Training, Support & Access to Technology

Wellness Fund

The Wellness Fund provides grants for one-time or multi-year funding for any campus unit or student group which aims to create a culture of Wellness for the student body. Proposals might address wellness needs of underserved student populations or promote general wellness services. Some examples of projects include:

  • Individual-level projects: conducting health classes, providing access to health-related supplies, providing access to holistic health and wellbeing activities.
  • Community-based projects: expanding prevention and treatment services into community-based settings, culturally-informed programs and services which address the unique needs of underserved student populations.
  • Campus culture and environment projects: creating new campus spaces to address the volume and frequency of use of cardio, strength training and multipurpose spaces; creating new or improved relaxation spaces; advocating for wellness promoting policies and practices that support a healthy campus culture.

The Green Initiative Fund

The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF) is UC Berkeley’s Campus Green Fund. TGIF provides funding, via grants, for projects that improve and support UC Berkeley’s campus sustainability efforts. TGIf provides grants for projects which…

  • promote sustainable modes of transportation
  • increase energy and water efficiency
  • restore habitat
  • promote environmental and food justice
  • reduce the amount of waste created by UC Berkeley

Health Opportunity Fund

Did you know you might be eligible to use the Health Opportunity Fund (HOF) to help pay for services and prescriptions at the Tang Center? These funds (currently up to $130 per eligible student) can be used for any services at the Tang Center, including pharmacy prescription and over-the-counter items (but excluding Tang Optometry Clinic). HOF is available to the following students:

  • Pell Grant and Dream Aid recipients
  • Graduate students who have filed a FAFSA for the current year and have Pell Grant equivalent eligibility
  • Actively registered students in the Disabled Students Program (DSP)