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University of California-Riverside Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$30,317 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$11,442 tuition
$17,475 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2020/2021)

$59,309 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$40,434 tuition
$17,475 on campus room & board
$1,400 books and supplies
(Based on stats from 2020/2021)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$9,355 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
90% of students receive aid
53% get federal aid ($4,937 avg)
62% get state aid ($10,631 avg)
69% get institn'l aid ($9,355 avg)
53% get loans ($5,208 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Tuition has dropped recently, and we are not sure what it will do next. We decided to play it safe and make our projections equal to our most recent year of data.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $22,088 90%
Federal Grant Aid $4,937 53%
Pell Grants $4,777 53%
Other Federal Grants $3,800 2%
Institution Grant Aid $9,355 69%
State Grant Aid $10,631 62%
Student Loans $5,208 53%
Federal Loans $5,161 52%
Other Loans $12,999 2%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
- R
$7,845 R
$7,845 - $10,000 R
- Y Y Y Y
$100 - $5,000 Y R N
- Y R N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: March 2
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does University of California-Riverside offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521
(951) 827-1012


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Analleli from Hayward, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Things can be pretty expensive at the school's book store but there are stores that around Riverside that can be accessible through bus.

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  • Jason from Placentia, CA
  • I am a current student here

    There are plenty of work-study opportunities for those who need it. Renting textbooks saves money. The library will even let you photocopy pages of the textbooks. Tuition seems to be on the rise, but hopefully financial aid packages will help the people who need it the most. Off-campus housing might be more budget-friendly.

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  • Lessllie from Ontario, CA
  • I am a current student here

    The great thing is that we can check out computers, calculators, and books here. I would not recommend doing this if you are forgetful like me in which case one would do better in actually buying the product you plan on checking out. The other day, I forgot my scientific calculator and decided to check one out. After I finished my final, I completely forgot I checked out the calculator and long story short, it was three hours late. I had a late fee waiting for me already. I have to pay sixteen dollars. With that money I could have bought myself a new one. On the other hand, checking out my own laptop for two hours is more convenient for me.

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