We care about your dreams, not your wallet.
Every student, regardless of income, who dreams big and works hard should be able to graduate from the greatest public university system in the world. That’s why we will do everything we can to help you get the money that you need to attend UCR.
A UCR degree is a good investment.
See how much you could make with a degree from our:
How to get the most financial aid:
School Code: 001316
How to get scholarships and grants:
Scholarships and grants do not need to be repaid.
You are automatically considered for some scholarships and grants when you apply to UCR. Learn more at finaid.ucr.edu/scholarships.
If you qualify, the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan covers 100 percent of your systemwide tuition and fees! When you submit your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you are automatically considered for the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan. Learn more at universityofcalifornia.edu/blueandgold.
If you qualify, the Middle Class Scholarship covers up to 40 percent of your systemwide tuition and fees! When you submit your FAFSA or Dream Act Application, you are automatically considered for The Middle Class Scholarship. Learn more at csac.ca.gov/mcs.asp.
Explore scholarships for transfer students:
- Transfer Scholarship
- Re-entry Scholarship
- Brithinee Scholarship
- Chicano Latino Alumni Scholarship
- Lai Yung Huey Memorial Scholarship
- Steve and Joann Krynski Scholarship
- Schuler Endowed Scholarship for Guardian Scholars
- Nick and Christina Zaharapoulos Scholarship
- Discover more UCR scholarships at scholarships.ucr.edu.
How to get an on- or off-campus job:
Apply for the Work-Study Program to earn money for college through part-time work at approved locations.
If you’re not eligible for Work-Study, you can still be hired for on- and off-campus positions through the UCR Career Center! They can help you find employment.
How to get a student loan:
UCR’s repayment rate is excellent, with more than 97 percent of students repaying their federal loans on time (Department of Education School Default Rates, 2012–14).
All loans accrue interest and require repayment after graduation.
Learn more about student loans at financialaid.ucr.edu/loans.
UCR students graduate with an average student loan debt of
$21,838(Common Data Set, 2016–17, H5).
The national average for student loan
$37,172(Make Lemonade Student Loan Debt Statistics Report, 2017).
of UCR undergrads pay no tuition thanks to scholarships and grants (not loans).
For undocumented students:
|California Dream Loans|
|California Middle Class Scholarship (MCS)|
|Federal Direct Loans|
Apply for a UCR Undocumented Student Programs R’Dream Scholarship and Book Grant.