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The costs of medical school is a major investment. UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program (JMP) students rely on a combination of personal or family contributions, loans, and scholarships to pay for medical school. As a student at the JMP you will pay tuition to UC Berkeley for your first two and a half years and to UCSF for the remaining two and a half years. Of note, UC Berkeley is on a semester system and UCSF is on a quarter system so the prices and timeframes will adjust to fit these enrollment patterns.

FAFSA and Financial Aid

To get started on financial aid for the JMP there are 3 initial steps. First, upon receiving your invitation for an interview at either UCSF or the JMP or both, you will receive information on how to log into the UCSF financial aid portal. This is where all of your financial aid information will be housed.

Second, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When you fill out the FAFSA, be sure to send the information to both UC Berkeley AND UCSF.

FAFSA Codes:
UC Berkeley001312

Third, complete the UCSF Financial Aid / COLS Application available in their Student Portal. And, if you’re willing to submit parental information as noted on the Financial Aid /COLS form, also complete the CSS Profile as instructed on their Student Portal.There is more information on filling out the FAFSA on the UC Berkeley Graduate Division website.

When you receive notification of admission to the JMP, you will be asked to consent to sharing the  financial information sent to UCSF with the JMP. UCSF will provide information on a 5 year loan qualification projection to JMP applicants. UCSF will rank student need and share with the JMP.

Additional grants or scholarships will be offered directly to the applicant by the JMP and/or by UCSF separately from admissions.

Tuition and Fees

At the UC Berkeley registrar’s website you can find the current Fee Schedule for the JMP. The following table reflects the current tuition and fee schedule for the semester (resident & non-resident) for JMP students for their 2nd through 4th semesters. The JMP is a professional degree program and students are not charged Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition during their first semester.

All fees are subject to change.

UC-Berkeley Tuition:

Tuition and feesAmount per semester ($)Annual ($)
Student Services Fee5761,152
Berkeley Campus Fee7171,434
Class Pass Fee - Transit95190
Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (not applicable first semester)12,24324,486
Medical Disability Insurance30.5061
Health Insurance Fee3,1866,372
Student Total (Resident)$22,697.50$45,395
Nonresident Supplemental
Tuition (if applicable)
Student Total (Nonresident)$28,820$57,640

Information on the tuition and fee schedules for UC Berkeley can be found online at the Office of the Registrar website. Select: Fee Schedule > Graduate: Professional – Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

Cost of Attendance (COA)

The Cost of Attendance (aka: your budget) as calculated Financial Aid offices on either campus and is used to determine financial aid need. Your budget is the estimated, average and reasonable cost of completing an academic year at UC Berkeley. A new COA will be posted for subsequent academic years. All items are subject to change.

At UC Berkeley, the JMP estimated COA for this academic year, for CA resident looks something like this:

Estimated Annual BudgetAmount
Tuition and Fees (on average)$25,728
Housing and Food25,234
Books and Supplies1,684
Health Insurance5,240
Personal Expenses2,678
Loan Fees214
Standard Budget Total$63,888

Students may waive health insurance coverage through UC Berkeley. For more information visit the University Health Services website.

Federal student loans are available to most students regardless of income and provide a range of very flexible repayment plans including income-driven repayment plans and loan forgiveness benefits. For more information on Loans at UC Berkeley, visit the UC Berkeley Financial Aid website.

UCSF Tuition:

You can find more information on UCSFs costs on the UCSF Medical Education website.

Information on UCSF financial aid can be found on the UCSF Student Financial Services website.

The budget below is a sample cost of attendance for an entire year at UCSF. All fees subject to change. 

Estimated UCSF Annual BudgetAmount
Student Services Fee1,128
Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition23,079
Community Centers Facilities Fee156
Graduate and Professional Student Association27
Associated Students of the School of Medicine39
Student Health and Counseling Supplemental Fee198
Student Health Insurance Premium5,470
Disability Insurance41
Estimated Fees Subtotal45,474
Cost of Living (12 months)35,400
Books and Supplies600
Commute Costs2,000
Loan Fees360
California Resident Total83,834
Non-resident Supplemental Tuition12,245
California Non-resident Total:$96,079

Apply for aid  on the UCSF Student Financial Services website