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UC Riverside Tuition & Cost

Riverside, California

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State California Resident Sticker Price
$35,387
In State Costs for University of California Riverside
Fee Cost
Tuition$11,442
Books and Supplies$1,436
Other Fees$2,411
Room and Board $16,082
Other Expenses Budget$4,016
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$65,141
Out of State Costs for University of California Riverside
Fee Cost
Tuition$41,196
Books and Supplies$1,436
Other Fees$2,411
Room and Board $16,082
Other Expenses Budget$4,016

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $35,387 to attend University of California Riverside on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,442 for tuition, $16,082 room and board, $1,436 for books and supplies and $2,411 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $65,141 which is 84.1% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $41,196 while room and board is $16,082, books and supplies are $1,436 and other fees come in at $2,411.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$13,045
Net Price by Income University of California Riverside
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$8,366
$30,001 to $48,000$9,151
$48,001 to $75,000$12,290
$75,001 to $110,000$18,395
$110,000+$27,805

The average reported annual net price for University of California Riverside for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,045 in 2018/2019. 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

Finanical Aid University of California Riverside
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Annual Total Grant Aid $21,063 82%
Pell Grant $5,050 51%
Federal Student Loan $4,735 45%

The average reported annual net price for University of California Riverside for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,045 in 2018/2019.

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of California Riverside, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $45,360. The loan balance of $45,360 is a four year multiple of the $11,340 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 $471 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 4.529%.

Example Loan $45,360
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.5%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $470.74
Total Interest Paid $11,128.58
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,488.58

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$141,548
Year California Residents Non Residents
1 $35,387 $65,141
2 $35,527 $65,399
3 $35,668 $65,658
4 $35,809 $65,917

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of California Riverside to be $141,548 - 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 Riverside 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=110671 IPEDS survey data for University of California Riverside.