“Tuition” at Berkeley Haas is actually the combination of a number of campus and program fees, published annually. The Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (PDST) represents the largest portion of total fees students pay to attend UC business schools. It is important to note that CA residents pay higher PDST than non-residents. However, non-residents also pay Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition (NRST), therefore non-resident total fees and cost of attendance are higher than that of residents.
While PDST rates for Berkeley Haas have been approved by the University of California’s governing body, the UC Regents (“the Regents”) through 2023-24, other campus and system-wide fees, such as the Student Services Fee, Berkeley Campus Fee, Class Pass Transit fee, etc., are subject to change and could be affected by increases or reductions in state funding or other developments.
Increase to PDST
In 2019 the Regents approved a 5-year plan for annual increases in the PDST at Berkeley Haas. Specifically, the following increases will go into effect in fall 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year:
- CA Residents: 3%
- Non-residents: 9%
The increases above are specific to Berkeley Haas; any other campus or systemwide tuition and fees are subject to change without notice. In general, it is advised to assume a 2-3% increase in other fees each year.
Haas Fee Increase Offsets (HFIOs)
To provide transparency and predictability for current students, Berkeley Haas is making the commitment that the PDST fee that students are responsible for in 2020-21 will remain constant for the 2021-22 academic year. So while PDST rates will increase, Berkeley Haas will offset these increases with gift aid awards, referred to as Haas Fee Increase Offsets (HFIOs). Berkeley Haas’ goal is to be transparent about expected increases to MBA PDST and to mitigate the impact of those increases as much as possible while ensuring the School’s continued excellence.
A 3% resident and 9% non-resident PDST increase will go into effect in fall 2021. The HFIOs will be added to Cal Central by June and will match the 3% or 9% PDST increases. The HFIOs will disburse half in fall 2021 and half in spring 2022. Funds will be applied to the assessed tuition and fees at the beginning of each term. Below are the specific amounts of the HFIOs:
- CA Resident: $1,490
- Non-Resident: $3,748
As a reminder, the initial bill generated for each term will not include any pending aid i.e. loans, scholarships, fee remissions, or HFIOs. The first bill for each term only reflects the fees assessed for the term. Pending aid will disburse at the beginning of each term for enrolled students and will automatically be applied towards outstanding tuition and fees.
Eligibility & Policies
- HFIOs will not be applicable to students in their first year of attendance for 2021-22.
- If a student takes a leave of absence for any reason, the effective PDST will be that of the year the individual returns/continues.
- HFIOs are a form of financial aid, and in accordance with State law, we can only provide financial aid to students who are able to verify either citizenship, permanent residency, or otherwise lawful presence in the United States, except under certain other exceptional circumstances. Students who may be impacted are encouraged to speak with an advisor about those exceptions.
- Changes in residency, as well as nonresident supplemental tuition waivers, will affect the amount of PDST assessed, and therefore, the corresponding HFIO awarded.
- No other department, school, or campus program is obligated to provide their own version of an HFIO, and their PDST (or other fees) could increase without notice.
- There may be other case-by-case determinations about eligibility that need to be made based on unusual or unanticipated situations, and Berkeley Haas will make those determinations as needed based on applicable policy and law.