Fees for the 2015–16 academic year are $2,200.00 per unit. A minimum of 25 units are required for graduation. Total program cost is estimated to be approximately $55,000. Program fees are subject to adjustment annually.
Students must enroll in a minimum 6 units per semester to be eligible for financial aid, including federal loans. Part-time M.Eng. program students should be prepared to cover the entire cost of the program through employer support, savings, and loans. Scholarships or grants are not available for part-time M.Eng. students.
Students need to be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) each semester that you wish to receive loans.
Federal ﬁnancial aid, in the form of loans, is available for graduate students who are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents taking six or more units per semester. To apply, ﬁle the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) any time after January 1. The FAFSA is also used to determine eligibility for need-based fellowships and departmental funding. UC Berkeley’s institution code for the FAFSA is 001312. You can apply for aid before you are admitted to Berkeley.
UC Berkeley participates in the Federal Direct Loan Program, a federally funded, non-credit-based loan program for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Up to $20,500 may be borrowed annually through a combination of subsidized and unsubsidized loan funds. Students wanting to borrow more than $20,500 can also use the Federal Grad PLUS Loan.
The UC Office of the President has compiled a comprehensive Preferred Lender List with fixed rate options, variable rate options, and interest payment (while in school) options. The selection process considered the needs of our students in the categories of pricing, service, and technology. International students will need a US co-signer in most cases.
The majority of our part-time students receive some form of company sponsorship to help with tuition and scheduling. For tips on obtaining a sponsorship from your company, check out our blog post.