Over 85% of UCR undergraduate students receive financial aid. 70% of those that receive it 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.
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 on the top 10, had average awards ranging from $21,100 to $19,028.
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MARCH 2, 2016 - On-time priority deadline to submit your FAFSA at fafsa.gov for the 2015-16 Academic Year (including this summer).
MARCH 2, 2016 - On-time priority deadline to submit your California Dream Act Application to the California Student Aid Commission.
MARCH 2, 2016 - Deadline for new Cal Grant applicants who enrolled at UCR for the first time in 2016-17 to have their prior high school or transfer college submit a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission.
MARCH 2, 2016 - Deadline to complete the UCR Continuing Student Scholarship Application.
MAY 16, 2016 – Financial Aid Priority Document Deadline
JUNE 15, 2016 – On-time deadline to submit any financial aid documents requested on Growl.
MAY 1, 2016 - Deadline to complete an online Request for Summer Aid (available on Growl about April 1st) to be considered for summer financial aid.
NOVEMBER 1, 2016 – Deadline to Submit an On- Time Appeal.
Request for Summer Financial Aid for 2017-2018 will be open through April 3, 2017.
The IRS has temporarily suspended the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) embedded in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
If our office has notified you that we need to verify your 2015 tax return in order to prepare your 2017-2018 Financial Aid Award, you may visit www.irs.gov/transcript to request a 2015 tax transcript, at Get Transcript Online. You also may request a transcript by calling 1-800-908-9946, and one will be delivered to your address of record in approximately two weeks.
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.).