You Can Afford UC Riverside

UCR students who borrow federal loans graduate with an average student loan debt of $21,500 – just 1/5 of the actual total cost of tuition and housing. Over 85% of UCR undergraduate students receive financial aid, and 70% have their full fees covered by grants and/or scholarships

How Much Does UCR Cost?

Estimated Cost for Undergraduates
Total $26,125 $36,125  $29,975 $30,075
Tuition and Fees* $15,675 $15,675  $15,675 $15,675
Room/Board $6,100 $17,000  $10,100 $10,200
Books/Supplies $1,300 $1,300 $1,300  $1,300
Transportation $1,450 $650  $1,250 $1,250
Personal Expenses $1,600 $1,500  $1,650 $1,650

Your actual cost may be less. The above chart is just an estimate of typical expenses. Costs will vary depending on factors such as living situation, school supplies and personal spending habits.

University Health Insurance Program (USHIP) = $1,757.75: Undergraduate fees including USHIP = $15,674.99; fees if USHIP is waived = $13, 917.24

Undergraduate Nonresident Tuition and Fees: $43,689 ($15,675 Tuition and Fees + $28,014 Nonresident Supplemental Tuition)

These tuition, fees and charges are estimates based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by State funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and a student’s final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.

A UCR Education is Worth the Investment!

UCR students graduate with a salary potential in the top 7 percent of 568 leading national public universities.


UC Riverside Graduate Starting Median Salary


UC Riverside Graduate Mid-Career Median Salary

Boost Your Earning Potential

A college degree is worth over a million dollars more in lifetime earnings than a high school diploma. Your education is worth it.

High School Graduates
$1.2 million

Bachelor’s Degree
$2.1 million

Master’s Degree
$2.5 million

Doctoral Degrees
$3.4 million

Professional Degree
$4.4 million

Source: US Census Bureau

Average Weekly Earnings by Degree Level

Earnings are based on full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and over in the United States.


High School Diploma


Master's Degree


Bachelor's Degree


Doctoral Degrees