- College search made simple.
Dismiss notification

Interested in this school?

Please type at least the first 4 letters of the school name.

University of California-Riverside 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
Get Your Estimated Cost

Colleges like University of California-Riverside are working hard to make tuition affordable to deserving students.

Use our tool to get a quick guess about your actual costs and links to tools to get an even better estimate directly form the college.

Average Aid

$7,062 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
59% get federal aid ($4,777 avg)
57% get state aid ($10,968 avg)
75% get institn'l aid ($7,062 avg)
58% get loans ($5,146 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 $17,522 82%
Federal Grant Aid $4,777 59%
Pell Grants $4,541 59%
Other Federal Grants $3,850 4%
Institution Grant Aid $7,062 75%
State Grant Aid $10,968 57%
Student Loans $5,146 58%
Federal Loans $4,887 58%
Other Loans $13,125 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
  • Dana from Tustin, CA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    With all UCR offers, the tuition cost is nothing. From the amazing dining hall food to the various activities, there is no doubt you are getting more than what you pay for! Luckily, as well, UCR is one of the most generous schools for financial aid, making attendance all the more worth it.

    Read More
  • 3
  • Rafael from Los Angeles, CA
  • May-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Tuition is high, but a UC is recomended to attend instead of CSU. The good things about UC's is that you get to take more courses and the material is more challenging on the concentration.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More
  • 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.

    Read More