2010 SONS Transfer: Results and Summary: Part 4

Affordability

1. Your expenses may vary from the official estimate, but Berkeley estimates the total cost for California residents living in University housing at about $31,000 for the academic year. How are you paying for your first year at Berkeley expenses (e.g., registration fees, housing, meals, transportation, books)? Please check all that apply.

My personal sources of funding (e.g. loans, wages, income, savings, grants & scholarships) 705 68%
My parents' sources of funding (e.g., loans, wages, income, savings) 502 49%
Contributions from grandparents or other family 92 9%
Other 79 8%

My personal sources of funding (e.g. loans, income, savings, grants & scholarships)

 An amount that I don't know$0 (Zero)$1 to $1,999$2,000 to $4,999$5,000 to $9,999$10,000 to $14,999$15,000 to $19,999$20,000 to $24,999$25,000 or more
Loans to me that I must repay 74 169 14 91 222 51 12 10 17
11% 26% 2% 14% 34% 8% 2% 2% 3%
My savings and income 57 109 214 137 93 32 5 7 15
9% 16% 32% 20% 14% 5% 1% 1% 2%
Grants or scholarships that I do not repay 50 81 37 43 83 128 158 67 32
7% 12% 5% 6% 12% 19% 23% 10% 5%

Parents' sources of funding (e.g. loans, income, savings, grants & scholarships)

 An amount that I don't know$0 (Zero)$1 to $1,999$2,000 to $4,999$5,000 to $9,999$10,000 to $14,999$15,000 to $19,999$20,000 to $24,999$25,000 or more
Loans from various sources 166 159 14 18 23 20 21 8 12
38% 36% 3% 4% 5% 5% 5% 2% 3%
Savings and income 163 13 31 48 63 32 20 26 93
33% 3% 6% 10% 13% 7% 4% 5% 19%

Grandparents' or other family members' personal sources of funding (e.g. loans, income, savings, grants & scholarships)

 An amount that I don't know$0 (Zero)$1 to $1,999$2,000 to $4,999$5,000 to $9,999$10,000 to $14,999$15,000 to $19,999$20,000 to $24,999$25,000 or more
Loans from various sources 20 43 3 1 1 1 0 4 0
27% 59% 4% 1% 1% 1% 0% 5% 0%
Savings and income 25 4 18 9 9 10 0 3 8
29% 5% 21% 10% 10% 12% 0% 3% 9%

2. If you worked for pay this past summer, how many hours per week did you usually work?

I did not work any hours this summer 445 44%
1-5 hrs 38 4%
6-10 hrs 63 6%
11-15 hrs 82 8%
16-25 124 12%
26-35 103 10%
More than 35 165 16%

3. About how many hours per week are you expecting to work (paid employment) this semester?

I do not plan to work this semester 548 53%
1-5 hrs 76 7%
6-10 hrs 171 17%
11-15 hrs 127 12%
16-25 76 7%
26-35 12 1%
More than 35 19 2%

TOTAL LOANS AT GRADUATION

4. By the time you graduate from Cal, what is the estimated total amount of loans for all college-level attendance that you and your parents will have to repay?

 NoneLess than $5,000$5,000 - 14,999$15,000 - 29,999$30,000 - 49,999$50,000 - $74,999$75,000 - $99,999$100,000 or more
You 356 78 266 185 68 32 5 8
36% 8% 27% 19% 7% 3% 1% 1%
Your parents 635 51 83 42 29 20 4 11
73% 6% 9% 5% 3% 2% 0% 1%
Your grandparents or other family 800 13 7 4 4 1 0 4
96% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

5. How much did you spend on books for this term?

Don't know 106 10%
$100 to $199 156 15%
$200 to $299 212 21%
$300 to $399 279 27%
$400 to $499 123 12%
$500 to $599 80 8%
$600 to $699 41 4%
$700 to $799 14 1%
$800 to $899 9 1%
$900 to $999 4 0%
$1,000 or more 4 0%

6. As you start this term, has there been an expense that greatly exceeded your anticipated budget amount?  (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because answers may not exceed 1,000 characters in length.)

[Contact OPA for more information] (N=672)

7. Thanks for taking the time to share information about yourself with us. Is there anything else that you would like to tell us about your impending experience as a Berkeley student? (Please be as brief as reasonably possible because answers may not. Exceed 1,000 characters in length.)

[Contact OPA for more information] (N=394) 

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