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.
Financial Specific Resources
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid - Find information about different federal financial aid programs and processes, definitions and FAFSA questions.
Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid Office - is the office that helps navigate grants, scholarships, loans, and other types of financial aid.
Student Business Services
Student Business Services - provides help with cashiering operations, billing receivables, disbursement of student aid, maintenance and collection of student loans, and campus receivables.
ASUCR Legal Clinic
ASUCR Legal Clinic - ASUCR works with volunteer attorneys to provide free legal services to registered undergraduate students at UC Riverside.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - VITA is a free tax preparation program that helps low to moderate income filers. During tax season, there are FREE sites across Riverside County. All Sites are staffed by IRS Certified Volunteers.
Economic Crisis Response Team
Economic Crisis Response Team - Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT) is a cross-campus collaboration led by the Basic Needs Department with representatives from Financial Aid, Housing, Case Management, and Student Business Services, serving both undergraduate and graduate students. If you are experiencing food or housing insecurity, reach out to ECRT.
Graduate Division - There are a variety of resources for funding a graduate education, both internal to the University and external.
Career Center - UCR's Career Center is dedicated to "Connect, Inspire and Empower current students and alumni on their career paths.”
R’Professional Career Closet
R’Professional Career Closet - The Career Center and ASUCR have joined forces to offer an online and contact-less experience for acquiring professional wear through the R’Professional Career Closet (Online). The R’Professional Career Closet was created to professionally prepare students for the workforce with tools, preparation and professional attire for interviews, career fairs, and/or networking events.
Health & Wellness
Cal Fresh provides qualifying students with up to $204 a month to buy healthy, nutritious foods. It’s a federally mandated, state-supervised, and county-operated government entitlement program that provides monthly food benefits to qualified Highlanders. These benefits can be used at various local grocery and convenience stores, most farmers markets, Scotty's convenience store located at the Highlander Union Building (HUB) and now online
Grocery Support - Short-Term Grocery Support is intended for UCR undergraduate and graduate students who are experiencing food insecurity and need additional financial support to purchase groceries.
R’Garden - The 3-acre space includes a community garden, row crops, a Valencia orchard and a greenhouse area where members of the UCR community can grow fresh produce. Some of the fruits and vegetables grown are given to R'Pantry. Students are welcome to pick fruits and vegetables for free, and are invited to help harvest or plant new crops. Located next to Lot 30 Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–sunset; Saturday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m.–sunset.
Cooking Well - Come by the SRC's classroom kitchen for weekly healthy cooking classes to learn how to prepare your own meals and try some good eats.
Student Affairs Case Management
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 - 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.
Emergency Housing - Short-Term Emergency Housing Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with temporary housing if they are experiencing housing displacement or homelessness. Our goal is to ensure our students' safety and provide them with adequate time to acquire permanent and secure housing. Placement is subject to space availability and individual student circumstances.
Physical and Mental Services
Counseling and Psychological Services - Enrolled UCR students can receive free services, regardless of UCSHIP insurance.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services - UC Riverside Student Health Services (SHS) provides a range of health care and services to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, including primary care, women's health, dental care, and lab services. SHS is offering virtual appointments and limited in-person appointments during the campus closure. Please call (951) 827-3031 to schedule an appointment.
UCR Student Recreation Center
UCR Student Recreation Center - If you’re a UCR student, you’re already a member! The cost of your gym membership is included in your UCR tuition.
Ethnic & Gender Programs
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.
International Affairs Office
International Affairs Office - provides services for all international students and scholars.
Riverside Transit Agency
Riverside Transit Agency - UCR students can ride RTA buses for free with their R'Card.
Zipcar - With a $15 for a student membership, UCR students can rent cars on campus for a few hours or a whole day.
Waze Carpooling - Waze Carpool can also help you find someone to share the ride with to campus. Download the Waze Carpool app (iOS/Android) and be sure to add your campus email address to your profile so that you are matched with others in the UCR community.
Technology & Lending Services
- Microsoft Office
Printing, Copy, and Scanning
Printing, Copy, and Scanning - UCR students receive a $7 credit to their Wepa account at the beginning of each quarter (including summer).
Loan2Learn (L2L) Program
Loan2Learn (L2L) Program - Students in need of off-campus access to a learning device. Any student who does not have off-campus access to internet or a device that supports remote teaching and learning—such as a laptop, desktop, or tablet—may apply to the L2L Program.
Financial Resource Apps
Mint - This app features a number of financial tools, including budgets.
EveryDollar - With this app, which can sync across your devices, you can create a budget, manage money and track your spending.
You Need A Budget
You Need A Budget - Budgeting app that uses the zero-based budgeting system.
Wally - This money management app helps you track your spending and set financial goals.
Personal Capital - is a comprehensive app that lets users do everything from track spending to review their investment portfolio.
Honeydue - is aimed at couples who desire more transparency in their relationship, especially when it comes to spending. The app is free and it can work for couples at any stage of the relationship, so long as they are ready to begin sharing financial details with each other.
Pocket Guard - This app budgets how much spendable money you have after accounting for the basics like bills, debt, and long-term financial goals.
Rakuten - Cash back earning website for thousands of popular online stores. Receive free money after your friends create and use an account from your reference. The website will mail you a check every few months with the cashback you’ve earned.
Retail Me Not
Retail Me Not - Coupon code website for the online shopper. Provides discounts for thousands of popular online stores.
Fetch Rewards - Earn free rewards just by scanning your grocery receipts. Scan every grocery receipt after you shop and Fetch Rewards finds you savings.
Ibotta - is a coupon and cashback app that can help you save money painlessly especially when grocery shopping.
Swagbucks - is a versatile website that offers valuable coupons to its users. You can print out coupons to use in-store or take advantage of cashback opportunities while shopping online.
BeFrugal - is a simple app that helps you stay frugal while enjoying shopping. It offers lucrative cashback opportunities at over 5,000 stores.
Groupon - is a useful coupon site to find deals for entertainment and restaurants in your area. You can also find attractive travel deals through Groupon.
Coupons.com - The name of this site says it all, it is a great spot to find coupons. You can find coupons for both physical and online retailers through Coupons.com.
AnnualCreditReport.com - This is the only authorized website for the free annual credit reports that you are guaranteed by law.
Credit Karma - This website provides receive free credit reports and credit scores. It also has an app that will let you keep track of your account on the go.