University of California-Riverside
Riverside, 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.
$12,344
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,157
$30k - $48k
$9,196
$48k - $75k
$11,921
$75k - $110k
$19,131
$110k+
$28,100
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.
$11,442
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.
$40,434
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.
$17,475
Books and Supplies
$1,400
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
67%
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.
56%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,132
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.
56%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,072
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,497
Students receiving state aid
69%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$10,788
Students receiving federal aid
57%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,072
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,134
$30k - $48k
$22,680
$48k - $75k
$20,058
$75k - $110k
$13,303
$110k+
$4,454
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.
$1,214,866
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$10,587,042

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.
76%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,882
Students receiving federal loans
51%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,915
Average Other Loans Per Year
$8,412
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.
$19,771
Loan Default Rate
5%
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.
$176

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
UCR is one of the most affordable UC's. It seems like a lot when you first have to pay, but if you get involved and utilize everything that is being offered to you, then it is definitely worth it. As a student you will have access to the Recreational center, tutors at the learning center, and your education of course. Students living on campus also get meal plans and there are several programs put on to help make the college experience everything you want it to be. If you get involved, you will get more than your money is worth. Also a very high percent of students qualify for financial aid to help pay the cost.
Kimberley from Tracy, CA
UCR has different opportunities to be able to receive financial aid through work-study and finding an on-campus job. It is a worthwhile school and offer scholarships.
Fatima from Santa Monica, CA
UC Riverside is one of the most affordable UC campuses among the UC system.
Matthew from Pasadena, CA
We all know that college is expensive. Yet with all the opportunities laid out for you, countless free grand events and giveaways, club excursions, strong friendships and relationships, good variety of majors, prime location, and the helpful staff that only want the best for you, what more could you ask for the price? The financial aid office is also extremely helpful in making sure you get the state grants and loans you qualify for.
Elizabeth from Riverside, CA
The University of California, Riverside is a bit pricey. However, There has been construction going on on campus to improve the university's campus for its students. Also, tuition goes to all of the university's fine resources. Some of this includes the library, gym, health center, online resources and so on.
Jennifer from Montrose, CA
The recently remodeled buildings, like the HUB and the Student Recreation Center, provide ways for the students to participate in extracurricular activities. In terms of classes, since it's a UC, the professors are at the tops of their fields as they delve into their specified research topics, and the Teaching Assistants and Lab Assistants are all Master's degree students, so you'll definitely have an amazing all-around learning experience!
Eve from Cypress, CA
Despite the increase in tuition due to budget cuts, UCR is really affordable compared to other schools. The class sizes can be as small as 12 students and as large as 200 students depending on the type of class being taken.
Estefania from Ontario, CA
UC schools are expensive, but they are worth it. You have access to so much, and not mention they have a great reputation. UCR is a fairly new UC so it has no real stereotypes that go along with its name, besides being a very diverse school.
Emily from Simi Valley, CA
Like all great schools, the price for education is not cheap, nor is it that expensive. The price at first may seem outrageous, but all you have to do is check what exactly will you be paying for and deduct that from your tuition. For example, I am not living in a dorm so i don't have to include that in my tuition pay. There are several other variables that I don't have to pay for, so it is all a matter of what do you really need and what do you not need.
Adriel from Altadena, CA