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Preliminary Award

Understanding Your Preliminary Offer Award


What are Preliminary Award Offers?

As an entering new student, you will receive a preliminary Financial Aid Offer notification with an estimate of the financial aid that you are eligible for if you decide to attend UCR. Preliminary Financial Aid Award Offer Notifications are typically prepared in March each year, and your financial aid estimate will be based  the information you provided when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application.  On your award letter, you may receive the following types of financial aid:

  • Grants and Scholarships: Do not have to be repaid, some scholarships may have additional requirements. 
  • Work-studyPart-time employment
  • Student Loans: Must be repaid, loans can be subsidized (prior to repayment), and unsubsidized.
Review Your Financial Aid Award Offer

To review your preliminary award letter: 

  1. Log into your R'Web account.
  2. Click on the "Financial Aid" icon to access your Financial Aid Award Offer.
  3. Under Financial Aid click on the link “View/Accept Award Offer”.
  4. Select the academic year and submit. 
  5. You will need to click on the tab that says, “Terms and Conditions” and accept them. You are ONLY accepting that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions; therefore, you are NOT accepting any of your awards yet. When you receive your official Financial Aid Award Offer after the SIR deadline, you will then be able to officially “Accept” or “Decline” your financial aid offer.

If you are reconsidering your Housing plans and would like to receive a revised estimate to understand how a different housing choice will impact your Financial Aid Offer, you can request to have an email with the information sent to you by clicking on the Resources/Additional information tab.