University of California-Irvine
Irvine, CA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$13,376
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,546
$30k - $48k
$10,065
$48k - $75k
$13,182
$75k - $110k
$20,723
$110k+
$28,567
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$13,700
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,692
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,263
Books and Supplies
$1,363
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,824
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
42%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,951
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$8,141
Students receiving state aid
48%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$11,069
Students receiving federal aid
38%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,951
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$21,770
$30k - $48k
$20,494
$48k - $75k
$17,122
$75k - $110k
$9,401
$110k+
$2,710
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$1,374,717
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$8,537,257

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
36%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,162
Students receiving federal loans
35%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,765
Average Other Loans Per Year
$4,119
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,000
Loan Default Rate
2%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$175

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
I would say yes, you will definitely get your money's worth. There's a lot to do and a lot of things are included with fees. The ARC (our campus gym) is great and included. Study rooms, rooms for meetings on campus, concerts like Shocktoberfest and Reggaefest are also free!
Erica from Irvine, CA
The cost of the tuition is definitely worth it. The campus is safe and it's a nice place to live in, they have an amazing education system so I definitely feel it's worth the expense.
Kathleen from Afghanistan
In my opinion, there are schools that are much more expensive than this school. I think it’s almost about $29,000. Since you’re searching for scholarships, you probably don’t have the money that is needed to get into college. Well I never worked when I was in high school, and I still am not working. My parents did not have the money to pay for my college tuition and they didn’t really have a good income.
So practically once I was accepted to Irvine. They ended up paying most of my tuition. They paid like about $24,000. I did apply though, for FASFA and Cal Grants, so it’s a good thing not to forget to do that. The rest of the money is being paid by the scholarships I got. So keep trying because I didn’t get my scholarships until almost the end of my Senior year. So I really do think you will get a bang for your buck if you come to Irvine because it worked out good for me.
If you still have trouble, you can always do work study. You’ll practically be working while you’re in school to pay off for your college, and I’m sure by then you’ll have scholarships or even hopefully some of your tuition paid off by the college. If you really want to apply here, it’s worth it. Don’t think it’s going to be cheap at another college. The cheapest it can get is at a community college, but if you worked hard and you are willing to challenge yourself and not let any obstacles get in your way, then you will find the money you need to pay off for UCI.
Sal from Whittier, CA
Unfortunately the UC system and the state of California are very in debt. While I feel like I have earned a great education at UCI, I absolutely do not feel as though my education will be worth the almost $30,000 of debt I have incurred over my last three years.
Danielle
Attending college is expensive, especially with increasing tuition, but the quality of education to recieve at UCI is quite good. The amount of opportunities to join clubs or organizations is plentiful, and there are always fun events going on. There is a vast amount of resources available to all students, that will help in researching, tutoring, building resumes, searching for internships, ect. The community at UCI is also quite open, and you're bound to get to know quite a lot of people. The campus is beautiful, and compact so that its easy to walk to all of your classes; plus you can't beat the mild socal weather!
Jeff from San Jose, CA
UCI may be expensive, however I can say that it is a worthwhile investment. You will always feel welcome and wanted on this campus. There is so much to do, and so much more to accomplish. Opprotunity is bustling for students across campus who want that internship, and want that position to study abroad. I donâ??t exaggerate when I say you will get what you but into this school. Thatâ??s why I encourage students to get involved on campus because a good connection can get you far.
Matthew from Elk Grove, CA
I think school in general is expensive, but living in an area that is serene, safe, and close to the beach, I definitely think it has its bang for its buck. After visiting other campuses, I realize how much UCI has to offer its students! I love how convenient everything is and that there is not too much traffic. Sure, it may be a little pricey at times but in this economy, what isn't?! It's college in general that is difficult to pay for, so out of all of the the UCs I definitely like UCI!
Emi from Temecula, CA