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Fees & Financial Aid

The total cost of participation in Bridge is between $6,787-$7,703, based on the number of academic units in which scholars are enrolled. Financial aid is available for eligible scholars who complete the FAFSA or Dream Act applications for 2017-18 and 2018-19. The priority deadline to submit applications is June 1st. However, scholars are urged to complete them as early as possible in order to be packaged for aid

Cost Breakdown

Tuition and fees for Bridge 2018 have been calculated below. Notes: Scholars who do not have California residency are not required to pay an additional "Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition" for Bridge. Scholars are responsible for paying their own travel costs to and from Berkeley, as well as any other personal expenses.

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units 

Course Fees

$2,526

$2,947

$3,368

Campus Fees

$337

$337

$337

Class Pass

$38

$38

$38

Non-Resident Fee

$0

$0

$0

Books

$222

$259

$296

Living Expenses

$3,664

$3,664

$3,664

Total Estimated Summer Budget 

$6,787

$7,245

$7,703

Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial aid for summer is available for eligible scholars who complete a FAFSA or Dream Act applications for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Scholars are urged to complete financial aid applications as early as possible to allow their conditional Bridge package to be calculated sooner. The priority deadline to submit the 2017-18 FAFSA or Dream Act application is June 1st.

Types of Financial Aid

Types of summer aid may include Federal Pell Grants, Summer Fee Grants, Summer Bridge Grants, Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Berkeley Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and/or discretionary grants. Types and amounts of aid are based on each scholar's FAFSA or Dream Act application, enrollment, and financial need.

Please note that Cal Grants, Gates Millennium Scholarships, and work-study funds are not available during Bridge.

Summer Aid Offers

Summer Aid offers can be viewed after (1) scholars have successfully completed all enrollment steps and (2) all required Tasks have been submitted and processed. All offers are based on enrolled units and eligibility for aid.

To view an offer:

  • Log into CalCentral

  • Select "My Finances” from the menu at the top

  • In the middle of the page, in the Financial Aid and Scholarships section, select the 2017-18 Academic Year and click on the “Details” link

  • If you have no outstanding tasks for the 2017-18 academic year, your offer will be viewable at the right, under the “Awards” heading

  • If you do not see any awards, check to see if you have outstanding tasks that need to be completed, which you will see to the left of the page, under “Communications”

Scholars with incomplete files will not receive a final financial aid package until their file is complete and have finalized their enrollment.

Final packages are based on scholars' course load of 6, 7 or 8 units.

Required Documents

If we need additional documents from you, we will place “Tasks” in the My Finances section of CalCentral. Below is a list of the most common documents we request. All forms are included on CalCentral and/or Financial Aid website, except as indicated:

• Dependent Verification Form
• Independent Verification Form
• Certification of Independence
• U.S. Citizenship Confirmation
• Eligible Non-Citizen Statement
• FAFSA Household Change
• FAFSA Income or Asset Change
• Selective Service Verification 

Please note that a summer financial aid package will not be generated until all required documents have been received and reviewed by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office. Scholars may also see additional tasks on CalCentral for the upcoming aid year (i.e. 2018-19). While these do not prevent an aid offer for summer from being prepared, scholars should make note of these items for future action.

Accepting Loans

Scholars may accept loans once they see an official financial aid award package, up until July 27. In CalCentral, select “My Finances” from the menu at the top. In the middle of the page, in the Financial Aid and Scholarships section, click on the “Details” link. Your awards for summer will be listed to the right of the page.  From there, you can accept, decline, or reduce the loans that were offered to you. In order for the loans to disburse, scholars must also complete other loan acceptance requirements such as a promissory note and entrance loan counseling. More information about loans, and what is required, can be found on the Financial Aid website.  

Contact Cal Student Central to change or cancel the amount of a previously accepted loan.

Please visit the Financial Aid website to review frequently asked questions about summer financial aid, and to learn more about financial aid at Berkeley. 

Sample Financial Aid Packages 

FAFSA FILERS

 

Dream Application Students

Student with a $0 Summer and AY EFC

Student with a $0 Summer and AY EFC

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Minus Summer EFC

$ -

$ -

$ -

Minus Summer EFC

$ -

$ -

$ -

Need

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Need

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Federal Pell Grant

$ 1,480

$ 1,480

$ 1,480

Dream Award

$ 1,480

$ 1,480

$ 1,480

Edge Grant

$ 2,406

$ 2,443

$ 2,480

Edge Grant

$ 2,406

$ 2,443

$ 2,480

Total Aid

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Total Aid

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

 

Students with a $220 Summer EFC (assume +/- $1,200 AY EFC)

 

Students with a $220 Summer EFC (assume +/- $1,200 AY EFC)

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Minus Summer EFC

$ 220

$ 220

$ 220

Minus Summer EFC

$ 220

$ 220

$ 220

Need

$ 6,567

$ 7,025

$ 7,483

Need

$ 6,567

$ 7,025

$ 7,483

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Federal Pell Grant

$ 1,168

$ 1,168

$ 1,168

Dream Award

$ 1,168

$ 1,168

$ 1,168

Edge Grant

$ 2,498

$ 2,500

$ 2,500

Edge Grant

$ 2,498

$ 2,500

$ 2,500

Subsidized Loan

$ -

$ 35

$ 72

Berkeley Loan

$ -

$ 35

$ 72

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$ 220

$ 220

$ 220

Total Aid

$ 6,567

$ 7,025

$ 7,483

Total Aid

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

 

Unmet Cost of Attendance

$ 220

$ 220

$ 220

 

Students with a $678 Summer EFC (assume +/- $5,329 AY EFC)

 

Students with a $678 Summer EFC (assume +/- $5,329 AY EFC)

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Minus Summer EFC

$ 678

$ 678

$ 678

Minus Summer EFC

$ 678

$ 678

$ 678

Need

$ 6,109

$ 6,567

$ 7,025

Need

$ 6,109

$ 6,567

$ 7,025

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 2,863

$ 2,863

$ 2,863

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 2,863

$ 2,863

$ 2,863

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

$ 3,246

$ 3,500

$ 3,500

Berkeley Loan

$ 3,246

$ 3,704

$ 4,162

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$ 678

$ 882

$ 1,340

Total Aid

$ 6,109

$ 6,567

$ 7,025

Total Aid

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

 

Unmet Cost of Attendance

$ 678

$ 678

$ 678

 

Students with a $1,594 Summer EFC (assume +/-$13,000 AY EFC)

 

Students with a $1,594 Summer EFC (assume +/-$13,000 AY EFC)

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

 

6 Units

7 Units

8 Units

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Fees

$ 2,901

$ 3,322

$ 3,743

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Books

$ 222

$ 259

$ 296

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Living

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

$ 3,664

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Total Cost of Attendance

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

Minus Summer EFC

$ 1,594

$ 1,594

$ 1,594

Minus Summer EFC

$ 1,594

$ 1,594

$ 1,594

Need

$ 5,193

$ 5,651

$ 6,109

Need

$ 5,193

$ 5,651

$ 6,109

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

ESTIMATED AID PACKAGE

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 1,500

$ 1,500

$ 1,500

Summer Fee Grant (USUM)

$ 1,500

$ 1,500

$ 1,500

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

$ 3,500

$ 3,500

$ 3,500

Berkeley Loan

$ 3,693

$ 4,151

$ 4,609

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$ 1,787

$ 2,000

$ 2,000

Total Aid

$ 5,193

$ 5,651

$ 6,109

Parent Loan for Undergraduate

Students (PLUS)

 

$ -

 

$ 245

 

$ 703

 

 

Unmet Cost of Attendance

 

$ 1,594

 

$ 1,594

 

$ 1,594

Total Aid

$ 6,787

$ 7,245

$ 7,703

 

 

 

If you know your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), which can be found on your SAR, you can also estimate the cost of attendance using this estimator. (Bridge is session C, and the total number of units Bridge scholars enroll in range from 6-8 units).

Other Funding Sources

Outside Scholarships

Scholars can use outside scholarships to help for the cost of Bridge. If a scholar already has a financial aid package and receives an outside scholarship/award, the financial aid offer will be adjusted for that award. Generally, need-based loans are reduced first to "make room" for the scholarship.

Scholars tend to have greater need during the academic year; therefore, it is important that scholars review their 2017-18 (summer) and 2018-19 (academic year) financial aid packages carefully to determine how best to maximize the benefits of their outside scholarships.

In late June, Bridge fees are assessed through CalStudentCentral.  In early July, any financial aid awarded and accepted is automatically applied to each scholar's billing account. Any outstanding amount is due by August 19th through one of the accepted electronic payment methods. If full payment is not received by this date students will be assessed a $25 late fee per month.

Payment

In late June, Bridge fees are assessed through CalStudentCentral. In early July, any financial aid received is automatically applied to each scholar's CalStudentCentral account. Any outstanding amount is due by August 15 through one of the accepted electronic payment methods. If full payment is not received by this date, CalStudentCentral adds a $25 late fee per month.