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A Wise Investment

If you’re ready to attend UC Riverside,
nothing should stop you – especially money.

You can pay for school (and graduate with less debt) thanks to UCR's top-ranking value and easy-to-apply-for financial aid.

We've worked hard to make sure that, regardless of your finances, you have access to a world-class education. Plus, your degree is an investment that literally pays off.

Value that Feels Good

We know the value of a degree goes beyond just how much money you can earn with one. UCR is 2nd in the nation in contributing toward public good (Washington Monthly, 2013).

From founding renewable energy enterprises and global nonprofits to creating Pulitzer-prize-winning art, our diverse graduates change the world. And that’s pride you can’t put a price on!


UCR students who borrow federal loans graduate with an average student loan debt of $21,300 – just 1/5 of the actual total cost of tuition and housing.

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Overall, the higher your degree, the more money you earn.

How Much Does UCR Cost?

UCR is not only a Best Value School (U.S. News & World Report, 2013) we rank higher than any other University of California campus. That means you can earn a prestigious diploma and get an outstanding education without going broke. Smart choice!


See how affordable it is to attend UCR.


A UCR Education Really Pays!

UCR graduates are in demand. Recent national research from PayScale found that UCR graduates are in the top 15th percentile for highest salary potential out of 400 leading national public universities. That’s not all - take a look at how your median income could increase over the years:

UCR Graduate Starting Median Salary: $44,400

UCR Graduate Mid-Career Median Salary: $83,100

You Can Get Funding

From grants and scholarships to loans and work-study, you have options. 86% of UCR undergraduate students receive financial aid. 70% of those that receive aid have their full fees covered by grants and/or scholarships. If you think you can’t afford college, think again!

Find out more about financial aid.

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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