If you have a money emergency, don’t panic – we can help! Learn about financial safety
nets you have at UCR.
You could also be eligible for more financial aid. Cover lost/reduced income, a catastrophic event, school-related expenses, child care and more!
You can get an emergency loan.
To request a budget increase, please complete the Budget Add-On Request.
Contact us if you have other school-related expenses not listed here.
You can pay your tuition in installments.
Pay tuition and fees (not covered by grants, scholarships, waivers or loans) in three monthly installments each quarter with a Deferred Payment Plan (DPP). There is a $25 per quarter processing fee. DPP is not available for UCR Extension.
You can request a re-evaluation of your financial aid eligibility.
If your family has experienced a significant loss in income, you may be eligible to request a re-evaluation of your financial aid eligibility.
You must have already submitted a FAFSA/Dream Act Application and have been awarded financial aid. If you are a dependent student according to the FAFSA or Dream Act application, you can appeal using the Dependent Student Change of Income Appeal. If you are considered an independent student according to the FAFSA or Dream Act application, you can appeal using the Independent Student Change of Income Appeal.
You can also check out special UCR and off-campus programs that offer free food, low-cost food and money for food.
If you have extremely limited resources, you may qualify for a reduced GRE fee.
You may become eligible for aid again if you show us paperwork that confirms you are now paying your loan back.
If you have a complex financial problem, contact us and we can help.
You can also contact the UCR case managers, who are ready to help you with stressful issues (including financial emergencies).