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.
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.
|Tuition and fees||Amount per semester ($)||Annual ($)|
|Student Services Fee||576||1,152|
|Berkeley Campus Fee||717||1,434|
|Class Pass Fee - Transit||95||190|
|Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition (not applicable first semester)||12,243||24,486|
|Medical Disability Insurance||30.50||61|
|Health Insurance Fee||3,186||6,372|
|Student Total (Resident)||$22,697.50||$45,395|
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 Budget||Amount|
|Tuition and Fees (on average)||$25,728|
|Housing and Food||25,234|
|Books and Supplies||1,684|
|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.
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 Budget||Amount|
|Student Services Fee||1,128|
|Professional Degree Supplemental Tuition||23,079|
|Community Centers Facilities Fee||156|
|Graduate and Professional Student Association||27|
|Associated Students of the School of Medicine||39|
|Student Health and Counseling Supplemental Fee||198|
|Student Health Insurance Premium||5,470|
|Estimated Fees Subtotal||45,474|
|Cost of Living (12 months)||35,400|
|Books and Supplies||600|
|California Resident Total||83,834|
|Non-resident Supplemental Tuition||12,245|
|California Non-resident Total:||$96,079|
Apply for aid on the UCSF Student Financial Services website