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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$27,984 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,220 tuition
$13,240 on campus room & board
$1,784 books
$1,740 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$50,862 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$34,098 tuition
$13,240 on campus room & board
$1,784 books
$1,740 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,592 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
57% get federal aid ($5,804 avg)
52% get state aid ($8,761 avg)
73% get institn'l aid ($6,592 avg)
59% get loans ($4,769 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.9% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.10% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $16,156 79%
Federal Grant Aid $5,804 57%
Pell Grants $4,505 57%
Other Federal Grants $1,364 57%
Institution Grant Aid $6,592 73%
State Grant Aid $8,761 52%
Student Loans $4,769 59%
Federal Loans $4,603 59%
Other Loans $13,247 1%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
- R
$7,845 R
$7,845 - $10,000 R
- Y Y Y Y
$100 - $5,000 Y R N
- Y R N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University of California-Riverside offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1012


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • UCR student from Los Angeles, CA
  • Mar-13-2014 I am a current student here

    UCR was my best choice for sure. Low cost (compared to other 4-year universities and other UC's) and academically challenging. There are always different activities on campus and our ASPB always works really hard to make the activities, such as concerts and guest lecturers, fun.

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  • 4
  • Juliette from Riverside, CA
  • Jan-29-2014 I am a current student here

    Boba Tea House(on Blaine) has the cheapest boba drinks in Riverside, but Lollicup (UV) has the best tasting Boba drinks. The pizza place on campus is the cheapest on-the-go food you can get. During finals week, Boba Tea House has $1 specials for UCR students.

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  • 4
  • Steven from Colton, CA
  • Dec-20-2013 I am a current student here

    UCR will give you your moneys worth if you choose to do more than study and isolate yourself. There are constantly cultural events going on in Riverside, so get involved and your experience will be worth the money you paid.

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  • 5
  • Corey from Temecula, CA
  • Oct-31-2013 I am a current student here

    The school is cheaper than most while still being a University of California. You'll be able to compete for jobs and professional schools just fine with a UCR degree and you'll enjoy the college experience here. If money's an issue, UCR may very well be your solution.

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  • 2
  • Linda from Beaumont, CA
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    As college students, we are always finding deals to save and make money last through the school year, unfortunately deals on campus are not that helpful. There is a Costco across the way (if you are a member) and across the street is the University Plaza which give students more discounts than on campus for food, haircare, and entertainment.

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