Estimate Your Financial Aid

How much financial aid could I receive?

By answering a few simple questions, continuing and prospective undergraduate students can see their estimated financial aid award, refund, or balance due.

2024-25 Financial Aid Calculator


The University of California Systemwide Financial Aid Calculator provides a simple way for you to estimate the amount of gift aid (grants and scholarships) you could receive based on information you provide. It also shows your estimated net cost of attendance (estimated total cost of attendance minus estimated gift aid eligibility). 

The calculator provides an estimate, and the values it produces are not the actual amounts that will be included in your final financial aid offer. All estimated values are subject to change. For more information about the Financial Aid application process, please visit Apply for Aid.

This estimator only produces estimated values based on the information you provide. Data entry error could result in estimated values that may differ significantly from your financial aid offer. A number of factors can impact your financial aid offer including:


  • The number of units you complete during an academic semester
  • Private scholarships you receive from external agencies
  • Specific requirements, such as the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

This tool is only intended for full-time, undergraduate students entering fall 2024. Graduate students should contact the Financial Aid office or their department directly for more informatio

Please see the How to Estimate Your Financial Aid sheet for tips on using the calculator to estimate your financial aid if there has been a change to your or your family’s financial situation. 



​Calculate A Balance

The Calculate A Balance Worksheet helps you determine how much of a refund you might receive or the balance due after your financial aid awards have been disbursed to cover your tuition, fees, and other costs of attendance. This form helps you understand an estimate of balances due or refunds expected.

Calculate A Balance Worksheet​

Note: Aid applicants may be asked to provide more detailed information through our verification process, which could impact the estimated financial aid information. UC Berkeley reserves the right to adjust awards to correct any awarding errors. Changes to qualifying information or revisions of federal, state, or institutional policy may result in updates to aid eligibility and adjustments of financial aid awards. Information is subject to change.

Are you eligible for summer financial aid? Newly admitted students and continuing undergraduate students can estimate their summer financial aid eligibility using the Summer Cost and Aid Estimator. The estimator is located under the Summer Session resources in the My Finances section of CalCentral.

Wondering how to compare costs among colleges?

The College Financing Plan is a consumer tool that participating educational institutions use to notify students about their financial aid package. It is a standardized form designed to simplify the information prospective students receive about costs and financial aid so that they can easily compare institutions and make informed decisions about where to attend school.
At Berkeley, you can find a link to the Shopping Sheet on CalCentral.