2011 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 $32,600 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) 598 68%
My parents' sources of funding (e.g., loans, wages, income, savings) 436 49%
Contributions from grandparents or other family 70 8%
Other 69 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 59 150 11 64 202 41 13 9 9
11% 27% 2% 11% 36% 7% 2% 2% 2%
My savings and income 55 93 180 111 53 33 11 4 17
10% 17% 32% 20% 10% 6% 2% 1% 3%
Grants or scholarships that I do not repay 39 58 26 37 51 79 108 105 75
7% 10% 4% 6% 9% 14% 19% 18% 13%

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 148 147 7 10 12 8 11 10 15
40% 40% 2% 3% 3% 2% 3% 3% 4%
Savings and income 148 7 28 31 35 25 24 18 108
35% 2% 7% 7% 8% 6% 6% 4% 25%

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 19 33 3 1 0 0 0 1 1
33% 57% 5% 2% 0% 0% 0% 2% 2%
Savings and income 21 1 12 6 8 4 2 4 9
31% 1% 18% 9% 12% 6% 3% 6% 13%
                   

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 399 46%
1-5 hrs 37 4%
6-10 hrs 46 5%
11-15 hrs 66 8%
16-25 108 12%
26-35 86 10%
More than 35 128 15%

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

I do not plan to work this semester 456 52%
1-5 hrs 59 7%
6-10 hrs 138 16%
11-15 hrs 106 12%
16-25 77 9%
26-35 19 2%
More than 35 15 2%

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?

Estimated total loans at graduation

 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 292 75 228 151 58 28 5 7
35% 9% 27% 18% 7% 3% 1% 1%
Your parents 525 48 47 38 24 22 6 13
73% 7% 7% 5% 3% 3% 1% 2%
Your grandparents or other family 653 15 3 4 4 2 0 1
96% 2% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0%

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

Don't know 85 10%
$100 to $199 160 18%
$200 to $299 193 22%
$300 to $399 211 24%
$400 to $499 103 12%
$500 to $599 61 7%
$600 to $699 31 4%
$700 to $799 14 2%
$800 to $899 6 1%
$900 to $999 2 0%
$1,000 or more 5 1%

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.)

  (N=545)    [Contact OPA for more information]

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.)

  (N=322)    [Contact OPA for more information]

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