The Summer Field Program costs approximately $5,043 per UC Berkeley undergraduate student. Costs are higher for non-UC Berkeley students and graduate students.

UC Undergraduate 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.

$419 per unit
$434 one-time Campus Fee (for ASUC, Student Services)

Total: $5,043

Additional fees may apply including a one-time, non-refundable Document Management Fee (new students only), and a Class Pass Transit fee (for students not registered in the previous spring).  All fees for summer session are outlined at

Visiting U.S. Students (Domestic undergraduate & graduate students)

See Summer Sessions fees and tuition.    Forestry Camp consists of 11 units.

All fees are subject to change.  For more information about summer fees, visit

The remaining costs, approximately $2200 per student to cover food and lodging are paid from our Schwabacher Endowment which is supported by generous donations from our alumni.

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 (


A recommended equipment list will be provided upon acceptance to the program.  For specialized equipment at camp, 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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