UC Riverside Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


California Residents

  • Tuition: $11,220
  • Books and Supplies: $1,690
  • Other Fees: $2,307
  • Room and Board: $13,800

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $35,928
  • Books and Supplies: $1,690
  • Other Fees: $2,307
  • Room and Board: $13,800

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of California pay an annual total price of $33,485 to attend University of California Riverside on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $11,220 for tuition, $13,800 room and board, $1,690 for books and supplies and $2,307 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $58,193 which is 73.8% higher than California residents. The tuition charge is $35,928 while room and board is $13,800, books and supplies are $1,690 and other fees come in at $2,307.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for University of California Riverside for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $13,110 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $17,755 80%
Average Pell Grant $4,721 55%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $5,510 55%

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 $474 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 4.7%.

Example Loan $45,360
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $473.61
Total Interest Paid $11,473.22
Sum of All Loan Payments $56,833.22

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of California Riverside to be $133,940 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
California Residents $33,485 $35,829 $38,337 $41,021
Non Residents $58,193 $62,267 $66,625 $71,289

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at University of California Riverside as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of California Riverside versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Out of State Residents $0 $0 $0

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for University of California Riverside and what it has cost to attend in past years.

California Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $8,507 $31,176 8.4%
2009 $7,845 $28,453 6.7%
2008 $7,355 $26,975 11.6%
2007 $6,590 $25,274 0%
2006 $6,590 $24,410 -1.4%
2005 $6,684 $23,640 12.3%
2004 $5,951 $19,681 34.4%
2003 $4,427 $16,806 1.2%
2002 $4,373 $15,447 13.4%
2001 $3,856 $14,470 -2.1%
2000 $3,937 $13,510 0%
1999 $3,936 $13,509 -4.6%
1998 $4,126 $13,114 0.5%
1997 $4,105 $12,499 0.3%
1996 $4,093 $11,792 -12.4%
1995 $4,674 $12,075 24.7%
1994 $3,748 $11,447 27.4%
1993 $2,943 $10,644 24%
1992 $2,373 $10,072 47%
1991 $1,614 $7,530 -2%
1990 $1,647 $7,446 9.4%
1989 $1,506 $6,012 5%
1988 $1,434 $5,632 9.4%
1987 $1,311 $5,397 0%

Tuition Payments

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.

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