Tuition and Fees
Total tuition and fees for the 2017-18 academic year of the MTM program will be approximately $51,000 for California residents and approximately $63,000 for Nonresidents. All students enrolled in the joint MTM program are students of both the UC Berkeley and UCSF campuses, but each student is assigned to, and pays tuition and fees directly to, one “home campus.” Berkeley-based students pay tuition and fees in two installments (fall and spring semesters), while UCSF-based students pay in three installments (fall, winter, and spring quarters). For specific details regarding tuition and fees at the two campuses, visit the following pages:
- UCB – Translational Medicine (under Graduate: Professional – College of Engineering)
- UCSF – Translational Medicine (Joint UCSF/UCB program) – MTM
Note that fees in the links above are for current academic year only, and estimates are subject to change. Estimates do not include costs of living (see links at the bottom of this page).
The tuition, fees, and charges posted here are estimates. 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.
The above costs do not include any cost of living estimates. Both UC Berkeley and UCSF try to estimate the cost of housing and other necessities. Those estimates can be found at the
Additional information regarding tuition, fees, and costs of living can be found in the following links:
along with additional resources for graduate students planning for their time in the Bay Area
- UC Berkeley Graduate Division – Tuition Costs & Fees (overview)
- UCSF Graduate Division – Financial Support
The University of California is committed to efforts to make quality education as affordable and accessible as possible. The MTM program helps to implement this committment with a number of opportunities for financial aid.
The MTM program has limited funds available for financial aid. Other awards and opportunities may also be available. Applicants must complete the “need-based grant application” section of the MTM program application in order to be considered for a need-based award. All admitted applicants are automatically considered for a merit-based awards; no additional application materials are required. Financial assistance and student loans are available through the Offices of Financial Aid at both campuses:
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application: https://fafsa.ed.gov.
– Select academic year.
– Include both UCSF and UC Berkeley school codes: 001319 and 001312.
– Students must report most recent tax information.
– Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must also complete the Parental Data section of the FAFSA form. (The federal instructions will indicate parental data is not needed for federal loans. However, in order to assess relative financial need for institutional scholarships, parental data will be analyzed). For students under the age of 30 by December 31, 2018, parents’ information must be submitted on the FAFSA to be considered for Full Funding.
Step 2: UCSF Financial Aid / Cost Of Living Supplement (COLS) application: https://netpartner.ucsf.edu/NetPartnerStudent.
– Select the program/year: GA Masters in Translational Medicine.
– Select a funding option:
- Basic Funding – NO grant/scholarship aid. Eligible for Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan only.
- Full Funding – Includes consideration for all need-based grants/scholarships, Direct Unsubsidized Loan and Graduate PLUS Loan.
- Students under the age of 30 by December 31, 2018 will need to provide parental tax information on the 2018-2019 FAFSA.
- If you do not submit parental information, you will not be considered for this type of award.
- Cost of Living Supplement (COLS) only = Students will need to be living in the Bay Area in order to be eligible. Students under the age of 30 will need to provide parental tax information on the 2018-2019 FAFSA. For more information please visit: https://finaid.ucsf.edu/cols.
International Students – Please contact us for more information.