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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$1,319
Other Fees$2,333
Room and Board $16,869
Other Expenses Budget$4,339
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of California Irvine
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,319
Other Fees$2,333
Room and Board $16,869
Other Expenses Budget$4,339

In-state tuition at University of California Irvine for undergraduate students residing in California is $11,442. Room and board charges total $16,869 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,319 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $2,333 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,339 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending University of California Irvine full time should expect a total annual cost of $36,302.

Undergraduate tuition at University of California Irvine is $41,196 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $16,869 for room and board, $1,319 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $2,333. Students are advised to budget $4,339 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $66,056. This figure is 82% higher than what California residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending University of California Irvine, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual 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

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 $560 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 4.99%.

Example Loan $52,868
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $560.49
Total Interest Paid $14,390.65
Sum of All Loan Payments $67,258.65

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $36,302 $66,056
2 $36,446 $66,317
3 $36,590 $66,580
4 $36,735 $66,843

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 $145,208 - 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
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110653 IPEDS survey data for University of California Irvine.