Attending UC Riverside can be extremely affordable, with many different ways to cover your tuition and fees while you attend. In fact, 85% of UCR undergraduate students who applied for aid were awarded aid, and 97% of undergraduate students who were awarded aid received need-based scholarships and/or grants.
Ready to apply for financial aid?
The very first thing you need to is complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA) by the March 2 priority deadline. Even if you don’t think you may receive much aid, complete this anyways to be eligible!
Which one do you complete? The FAFSA is for U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, eligible non-citizens (per FAFSA), and T visa holders. The CADAA is for AB 540/SB 68 eligible California residents who are undocumented, DACAmented, U visa holders, or TPS holders.
“Financial aid has allowed me to achieve and maintain my dream of being in college. Without financial assistance, it would not be possible for me to obtain a four-year degree successfully and comfortably.”
– Maeve, Class of '23