Undergraduate Research & Scholarships



Estimated Student Budget 

Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 
  Fall 2023  Spring 2024 
Housing and Utility 5,383 5,383
Estimated Food 3,000 3,000
Estimated Air Transit 600   600
Estimated Local Transit 900   900
Estimated Books and Supplies 700   700
Estimated Personal  (includes winter clothes and professional attire) 2,600 2,600
UC Tuition and Fees* Current tuition and fees* Current tuition and fees*

*Note: Please reference the Office of the Registrar for current fee schedule.  Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by increases or reductions in State funding or other developments.  For the Optional Student Health Insurance Plan add current cost.  Out-of-state residents add additional Non-resident Supplemental Tuition.

Financial Aid

The UC Berkeley Financial Aid Office calculates aid awards to meet the needs of students participating in the UCDC program. The UCDC program recommends that students consult with the financial aid office to determine their individual need and eligibility as it relates to the UCDC program costs. Email travelaid@berkeley.edu to set up a personal appointment. 

UCDC Basic Needs Program

We understand that a UCDC term brings additional challenges for some of our students, and we hope to provide assistance in meeting your basic needs of food and housing security.

Read more about the Basic Needs Program linked here at the UC Washington Center.

Please check with the UCB Basic Needs Center staff linked here about how to use Cal Fresh benefits while in DC.

Scholarships & Other Awards

Center for Civility & Democratic Engagement (CCDE) Fellowships


Matsui Center Washington Fellowship (for Cal UCDC participants only)

https://igs.berkeley.edu/student-learning/fellowships/matsui-center- washington-fellowship

UC Presidential Public Service Fellowship program


Other support:

Students with unpaid internships will receive a $1,000 stipend.