Financial Aid & Scholarships

Applying is Easier Than You Think!

By completing the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are automatically applying to most sources of available aid, including the Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan and Cal Grants (with a verified GPA form).


Ways to Pay

Loans, grants and scholarships make attending UCR accessible to everyone.

The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan covers all tuition and student services fees if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid.

Learn more about financial aid.
Grants are funds you don’t have to pay back! By submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are automatically applying for many grants including UCR grants, Federal Pell Grants, Cal Grants (with a verified GPA form) and more.

Learn more about grants.
Scholarships can be awarded for everything from special talents and leadership ability to showing promise in your future career. 

Learn more about scholarships.
Select from on-campus jobs, earn a paycheck, gain experience and establish a schedule that works well with your studies. If you don't qualify, you can still apply for great on- and off-campus jobs.

Connect with the Career Center to learn more about Work-Study and how to apply for it.
Pay your tuition and fees in monthly installments with our Deferred Payment Plan (DPP). Another great way to relieve financial stress and focus on what matters – like your finals!

Contact Student Business Services for details.

What UCR Students are Saying

“…I'm proud of being the first in my family to go to college. I've always had [my family's] support throughout the years, but a lot of my success has been a testament to my hard work, and the array of resources available to us here at UC Riverside.”


Nicholas Notti, Student
Major: Biochemistry