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UCI Tuition & Cost

Irvine, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of California Irvine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,361
Other Fees$2,311
Room and Board $16,677
Other Expenses Budget$4,250
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of California Irvine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,361
Other Fees$2,311
Room and Board $16,677
Other Expenses Budget$4,250

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $36,041 to attend University of California Irvine on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,442 for tuition, $16,677 room and board, $1,361 for books and supplies and $2,311 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $65,795 which is 82.6% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $41,196 while room and board is $16,677, books and supplies are $1,361 and other fees come in at $2,311.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of California Irvine when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of California Irvine
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$6,540
$30,001 to $48,000$8,449
$48,001 to $75,000$13,275
$75,001 to $110,000$20,567

The average reported annual net price for University of California Irvine for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,106 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

74% of full-time undergrad University of California Irvine received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $18,780 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 26% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,345 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $4,841.

Finanical Aid University of California Irvine
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $18,780 74%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,859 49%
Pell Grants $5,223 38%
Other Federal Grants $892 69%
State and Local Grants $11,433 51%
Federal Student Loans $4,345 26%
Other Student Loans $4,841 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of California Irvine, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $52,868. The loan balance of $52,868 is a four year multiple of the $13,217 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $504 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $52,868
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $504.42
Total Interest Paid $7,662.28
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,530.28

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $36,041 $65,795
2 $36,184 $66,055
3 $36,327 $66,317
4 $36,471 $66,579

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of California Irvine to be $144,164 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 0.4% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of California Irvine Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110653 IPEDS survey data for University of California Irvine.