Department of Demography

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office has devised a list of expected expenses based on tuition, fees and the average cost of living essentials in the Berkeley area. Please be aware that actual expenses may vary depending on life-styles, priorities and obligations. Moreover, this budget changes every year to account for inflation, changes in tuition and fees, etc. US citizens and permanent residents can acquire California residency after proving with appropriate documentation that they have spent one year in the state, even as a full-time student.

The Department of Demography has several fellowships through which it tries to provide financial support to most students. The process is competitive and contingent on availability of grants and a student's academic performance. The Department's training grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIA) provides financial support to US residents covering tuition, fees and monthly stipends. In addition, the Department has a good track record of obtaining University fellowships for students, as well as other University grants. Financial support is also available to students who work as Graduate Student Instructors or Graduate Students Researchers (GSRs) with professors both within and outside the Department. The Office of Financial Aid at UC Berkeley, as well as US Government agencies, foreign governments, the United Nations, and philanthropic agencies and foundations such as the Population Council, the Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Scholarship, and others, also provide fellowships to individual applicants.

Additional information can be found on these campus websites:

Applicants must pay close attention to deadlines! If you want to be considered for University fellowships, your deadline is usually mid-December of the year previous to your targeted admission date.