MIDS Tuition & Fees

Estimated total tuition and fees for the degree for a new student starting Fall 2023 are currently $81,633; most students complete the degree in approximately two years. The exact amount of tuition and fees may depend on a variety of factors including number of semesters enrolled, whether students are enrolled in summer terms, and future fees or increases determined by the UC Regents.

Tuition & Fees

Fees are subject to change each academic year; new fees typically take effect in the fall term.

2023–2024 Tuition/Fees
(Fall 2023 – Summer 2024)

 

Per-unit fees  
Information and Data Science Program fees
$2,850 per enrolled unit
Per-semester fees  
Berkeley Campus Fee
$790.25 (fall & spring)
$431 (summer 2024)
UC Graduate and Professional Council (UCGPC) Fee * $3.50 (fall & spring only)
Instructional Resilience and Enhancement Fee
$117.50 (fall & spring)
$81 (summer 2024)**
One-time fees  
Document Management Fee
A one-time fee charged in the student’s first semester
$107
Immersion program fee
Students attend at least one in-person or virtual Immersion Program. Students are responsible for their own lodging and travel.
$500

* Students may opt out of the UCGPC fee.

** During the summer term, IREF (the Instructional Resilience and Enhancement Fee) is charged only to first-term students or students who were on a leave of absence during the preceding spring.

The tuition, fees, and charges displayed here reflect the 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.

For additional information on the cost of attendance, please visit Financial Aid and Scholarships Office Cost of Attendance.


Total Estimated Tuition and Fees

Total tuition and fees will vary depending on how many terms the student is enrolled and how many courses the student takes per term. These estimates reflect current tuition and fees. Fees are subject to change each academic year; new fees typically take effect in the fall term.

Three-Semester Plan

Fall 2023
(9 units)
$26,668.25
Spring 2024
(9 units)
$26,561.25
Summer 2024
(9 units + Immersion)
$26,581.00

* Estimate based on current tuition & fees

Five-Semester Plan

Fall 2023
(6 units)
$18,118.25
Spring 2024
(6 units)
$18,011.25
Summer 2024
(6 units)
$17,531.00
Fall 2024
(6 units) *
$18,011.25
Spring 2025
(3 units + Immersion) *
$9,961.25

* Estimate based on current tuition & fees

Eight-Semester Plan

Fall 2023
(6 units)
$18,118.25
Spring 2024
(3 units)
$9,461.25
Summer 2024
(3 units)
$8,981.00
Fall 2024
(3 units) *
$9,461.25
Spring 2025
(3 units) *
$9,461.25
Summer 2025
(3 units) *
$8,981.00
Fall 2025
(3 units) *
$9,461.25
Spring 2026
(3 units + Immersion) *
$9,961.25

* Estimate based on current tuition & fees


Refunds after Withdrawal

Students who have enrolled in classes and/or paid fees and do not plan on taking any courses that term must officially withdraw, and should review the Registrar’s policies on withdrawal, cancellation, and re-enrollment. Students who need to withdraw for one or more terms should reach out to Student Success for the appropriate advising and policy guidelines. All cancellations or withdrawals must be approved by the School of Information Senior Director of Student Affairs. All current and future classes in which the student is enrolled will be dropped from their schedule after the withdrawal is approved by I School Student Affairs. The student will no longer be eligible to attend classes until re-enrolled.

The student may receive a partial refund of tuition and fees, depending on the date of the withdrawal.

Students utilizing financial aid should contact the financial aid office to understand potential impacts of a withdrawal.

Refund Schedule

Because MIDS & MICS follow their own academic calendar, this refund schedule may be different than on-campus degree programs.

Before the first day of instruction 100% refund
From the first day of instruction through the middle of the 7th week of instruction Partial refund. (The exact refund amount depends on the day of withdrawal.)
Middle of the 7th week of instruction or later No refund.

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.

For the official policies, see the registrar’s Refunds after Withdrawal page.

Last updated:

January 10, 2024