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Ways to Pay

You can pay for school, and do it wisely. Learn how to find funds,
get grants, earn scholarships and more.

FAFSA - Apply for Most Aid With One Application

Blue and Gold
Opportunity Plan

Attend UCR for Free

The Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan covers (all!) tuition and student services fees for qualified California residents whose families earn less than $80,000 a year. If you already have partial aid, Blue and Gold can help make up the difference. Some students can even get help with books, housing and transportation.


Earn a Scholarship

Scholarships abound! They can be awarded for everything from special talents and leadership ability to showing promise in your future career. UCR offers many. There’s a high chance you will find one right for you.

Pay in Installments

Deferred Payment Plan

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!


Get a Grant

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. Research grants offered by departments or outside agencies for additional free funding.

Work at UCR


Select from on-campus jobs, earn a paycheck, gain experience and establish a schedule that works well with your studies. In 2013-2014, hourly rates at UCR ranged between $8-$15. If you don't qualify, you can still apply for great on- and off-campus jobs through our Career Center.

Learn more about Work Study.

Student Loans

Low Interest Rates

When selected carefully, student loans can offer low interest rates and ample time to pay them back. Loans can come from the federal government, UCR, private lenders and more.

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Applying for financial aid is easier than you think!

You don’t have to be overwhelmed. 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). 

Fill out a FAFSA even if you don’t think you will qualify. UCR has aid available for students at all income levels. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain – including a free (or close to free) education!

General Campus Information

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

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