The Summer Field Program costs approximately $7,000 per UC Berkeley undergraduate student. Costs are higher for non-UC Berkeley students and graduate students. Students are responsible for the following:

UC Students

Only students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at a University of California campus, without academic sanctions, are eligible for the UC student rate.

$421 per unit
$337 one-time Campus Fee (for ASUC, Student Services)
$56 one-time, non-refundable Document Management Fee (new students only)
Total: $5,024

Visiting U.S. Students (Undergraduate and graduate students)

$550 per unit
$385 Summer 2017 Enrollment Fee
$56 one-time, non-refundable Document Management Fee
Total: $6,491

For more information about summer fees, visit

The remaining costs, approximately $2200 per student to cover food and lodging, are paid for students who are registered for the courses (ESPM 105A-D) by June 8, 2018. These costs are paid from our Schwabacher Endowment which is supported by generous donations from our alumni. Students registering after that date will need to pay the Program Fee to cover food and lodging.

UC Berkeley students may be eligible for summer financial aid. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Office’s website for summer aid. Specific questions should be directed to Cal Student Central in 120 Sproul Hall or open a case online.
Summer financial aid awards are based on the total costs of attending the Summer Field Program. Please see the Berkeley Summer Sessions website for details (

* check due at orientation meeting in April (exact date to be announced)



Students will check out equipment as groups or individuals for field exercises.  Students are responsible for maintaining this equipment and returning it to the GSIs.  Lost or damaged equipment must be replaced and final course grades will be withheld if lost or damaged equipment is not paid for.
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