Real Estate Development + Design

Financing Your Education

The responsibility of financing the MRED+D program usually rests primarily with the student. Therefore, we strongly suggest that applicants investigate all available financing options. We have gathered all of the information we have on funding sources on this page, although it is certainly not exhaustive and applicants are encouraged to conduct their own research. International students should explore funding opportunities in their home countries.

Types of Funding

MRED+D Admissions Fellowships

The MRED+D program offers a limited number of competitive admissions merit-based fellowships. Decisions are based on overall strength of required materials submitted with the general admissions application and no separate application is needed. If awarded a department admissions fellowship, we will notify recipients by email.

Federal Student Loans and Scholarships

If eligible, MRED+D students may qualify for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan or Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan to help cover program costs. 

Please consult these links for more information:

UC Berkeley Graduate Division Fellowships and Awards

While many awards listed are for students pursuing doctoral studies we encourage applicants to review the list for potential eligible fellowships.


Veterans Education Benefits

If you are eligible for VA benefits under the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Ch 33), Vocational Rehabilitation (Ch 31), Dependents Educational Assistance (Ch 35), or Montgomery GI Bill (Ch 30, 1606 or 1607), you may use them for the MRED+D program.  However, this program is not eligible for the Cal Vet College Fee Waiver.  Please see this information on initiating VA benefits at UC Berkeley, and contact the Veterans Benefits unit in the Office of the Registrar with any questions.

Fee Payment Plan

UC Berkeley's Fee Payment Plan allows for qualified semester fees to be paid in five monthly installments. Interested applicants can read more here. Please note only fall and spring semester fees are eligible for this payment plan option.

Aid for International Students

International students are encouraged to visit the Berkeley International Office Financial Aid page, and to take advantage of the resources it provides.