Funding Your 5th Year MIDS Education

Tuition & Fees

5th Year MIDS students are assessed Data Science Program fees, which are charged per enrolled unit of coursework, and the Berkeley Campus Fee, which is charged per enrolled semester. 5th Year MIDS students are also assessed the Document Management Fee, which is a one-time fee charged in the first term of enrollment. Fees are subject to change each academic year; new fees typically take effect in the fall term.

2020–2021 Tuition & Fees

Summer(s)

Fall & Spring

Information and Data Science Program fees

$2,712 per enrolled unit

$2,712 per enrolled unit

Berkeley Campus Fee

$349 (Summer 2020)
TBA (Summer 2021)

$742.75

Health Insurance Fee *

$2,841

Document Management Fee

$97 (First term only)

$0

The tuition, fees, and charges displayed here are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown. Students should expect fees to increase moderately each fall term.

* Students have the option to waive the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) if they have other major medical health insurance that meet the SHIP waiver criteria and don't wish to have dual coverage. For waiver qualifications, instructions, forms, and FAQs, please see Waiving SHIP.

Tuition includes technology platform licensing and support.

In addition, students will be charged a $500 immersion program fee. Students will be responsible for the cost of lodging during the immersion and travel to and from the immersion.

Students are eligible to enroll in the Fee Payment Plan (FPP) for the Fall and Spring terms. Please refer to the Fee Payment Plan on the billing website for details and deadlines. FPP is not an option for Summer terms.

State-specific refund policies may apply in Maryland and Oregon. Students located in one of these states should contact the Student Affairs team for advising and billing assistance.

Residency

California residents and nonresidents pay the same tuition and fees for the 5th Year MIDS program, as it is a fully online program.

5th Year MIDS students are not eligible for student visas, as the program is fully online and does not require residency. International students may need to obtain short-term visas in order to attend the on-campus Immersion program, and students are responsible for making all necessary travel and visa arrangements.

Funding Your Education

Financial Aid

For financial aid advising, please contact Berkeley’s Financial Aid and Scholarships office. Federal financial aid is limited to US citizens and permanent residents and may carry additional registration or other requirements. Notably, students must register in a minimum of 6 units per term in order to be eligible for federal financial aid.

5th Year MIDS students may also wish to explore employer sponsorship and tuition reimbursement options, as well as external fellowships. Veterans may wish to consult the Cal Veteran Services Center regarding tuition benefits for student veterans.

Fellowships

Admitted 5th Year MIDS students will have the opportunity to apply for a limited number of 5th Year MIDS Need-Based Fellowships. Only newly admitted 5th Year MIDS students will be considered for these awards.

In addition, students are able to apply for the following fellowships:

The Jack Larson Data for Good Fellowship supports MIDS students in their pursuit of a career that will allow them to use data science to improve human life and benefit society as a whole.

The Curtis B. Smith Fellowship supports high-achieving students enrolled in any degree program at the UC Berkeley School of Information who have an interest in the field of cybersecurity or a research focus on cybersecurity.

The Paul Fasana LGBTQ Studies Fellowship supports UC Berkeley School of Information graduate students whose research interests or studies are related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer studies in any field or discipline.

Additionally, UC Berkeley awards through competition a limited number of fellowships each year. See University Fellowships for further details.

Academic Student Employment

5th Year MIDS students who wish to pursue UC Berkeley Academic Student Employment opportunities — Graduate Student Researcher (GSR), Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Tutor, or Reader positions — must be registered students in good academic standing and meet all applicable requirements. Please refer to the Graduate Division’s GSI, GSR, Reader, and Tutor Guide for further information.

Last updated:

September 22, 2020