At UCR, 86% of undergraduate students receive financial aid and 70% of those who receive aid have their full fees covered by grants and/or scholarships. UCR students who borrow federal loans graduate with an average student loan debt of $21,500 – just 1/5 of the actual total cost of tuition and housing.
Submit all of your 2018–19 academic year documents electronically beginning March 1. Learn more.
The University of California is the nation's most generous public university in awarding financial aid to freshmen, a new study has found. UC campuses snared seven of the top 10 spots among 250 public universities surveyed about their financial aid packages, according to The Student Loan Report news site. According to the survey, UC Riverside was the nation's most generous campus, giving freshmen an average of $22,241. UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine and UC San Diego, also in the top 10, had average awards ranging from $21,100 to $19,028.
If you and/or parents filed taxes in 2016 but did not yet use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), please do so to immediately to avoid delays in receiving a financial aid offer. Click the image below to see a video explaining how to use the DRT.
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You don't need to fill out a separate application to qualify for the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan. You will receive the benefits automatically if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
If you're eligible, your system-wide tuition and fees will be fully covered by scholarship or grant money. The plan combines all sources of scholarship and grant awards you receive (federal, state, UC and private) to go toward covering your tuition and fees. Students with greater financial need can qualify for even more grant support to help defray other educational expenses (like books, housing, transportation, etc.).