The dream of a Berkeley education should be within reach of every student admitted here — and for most of our history, this public ideal was unchallenged.
That paradigm shifted in recent years as tuition rates doubled and many families’ salaries failed to keep pace. At the same time, exceptional graduate students often choose other private universities that offer better fellowship packages.
Thanks to you, we raised $383.6 million for scholarships and fellowships, keeping Berkeley a gateway to opportunity for the best and brightest students, regardless of their financial means. We will not let their bold aspirations go unfulfilled.