resources at UCR


There are many resources available for you on campus and off to help you reach Financial Wellness, from food resources to free software to transportation discounts.

Campus Finances

Deferred Payment Plan

This plan allows students to pay their fees and tuition in three installments each quarter (one payment per month). There is no interest charged because this is not a loan. Students must be in good financial and academic standing to apply for this assistance.

Due Dates and Late Fees

Balances left unpaid by the payment deadline will result in a late fee of $50 and a loss of classes. As you make your budget, keep track of when your payments are due and have funds set aside to cover these payments. Payment deadlines are posted on the academic calendar under the Payment and Disbursement section.


Financial Aid Refunds and Direct Deposit
If you have a credit remaining on your account due to an overage of financial aid, you will be refunded. Check the Registrar’s academic calendar to see when the disbursement date is for the quarter. You can sign up for direct deposit in order to get your funds quicker. If you do not sign up for direct deposit, your refund will be sent to you in the form of a check.

Health & Wellness

Operated by The WELL, R'Pantry provides emergency food resources to students in need, connects students with on- and off-campus food resources, and offers a variety of programs and workshops aimed at improving student health and well-being.

Student Affairs Case Management
If you're struggling with an issue, whether it’s medical, psychological, psychiatric, social, financial or academic, Case Managers will listen. They will help you brainstorm, problem solve and ultimately connect you to the right resources.

The WELL is UCR's wellness center and health promotion department, and provides education, trainings, resources, and programming for students in a variety of health and wellness topic areas through a network of peer educators, mentors and professionals. 

Financial Aid Questions

Federal Student Aid
Find information about different federal financial aid programs and processes, definitions and FAFSA questions.

National Student Loan Data System
This website will be most handy when you’re getting ready to repay your federal loans. Be sure to review the information on this website to ensure you are communicating with your loan servicers — these are federally authorized companies handling the billing and other services on federal student loans. To avoid any scams, ensure the billing statement is from an authorized federal loan servicer. You can also find a list of federal loan servicers on the site.
The hub for the federal student loan programs, complete your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Parents/guardians can also use this site to apply for the Parent PLUS loan.


Riverside Transit Agency

UCR students can ride RTA buses for free with their R'Card.



Download the app and have access to bikes that you can use on and off campus. Trips under two hours are free, then pay $1 for each additional hour.



With a $15 for a student membership, UCR students can rent cars on campus for a few hours or a whole day.

Technology & Lending Services

Microsoft Office
UCR students don’t need to buy Microsoft Office — the university offers it for free! Connect with Student Computing Services for more information.

Registered students receive a 300-page print quota per quarter. Student Computing Services has more information on printing quotas, availability and policies.

Additional Technology
The libraries and Bear Help Desk offer additional lending services, including laptops and clickers, to ease the financial concerns of students and parents.

Ethnic & Gender Programs
UCR's Ethnic & Gender Programs offer a range of resources and support to students, including scholarship lists, lending libraries, free printing, mentorships and internship opportunities.

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