A degree within reach

Explore the resources and programs that can help support your education at UCI.

Financing your education at UCI

Paying for a University of California education can seem daunting. But, when you consider our financial aid opportunities, our extremely high placement rates, and our average alumni's salary, it's easier than you think.

Most of our students get some combination of need based or merit based grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study. Explore your options to make sure you get as much financial aid support as possible.

Financial Aid

Estimated Budgets for 2021-22 New Undergraduate Students

For nonresidents of California, add $29,754 Nonresident Tuition and Fees to the costs below.

Living At Home
Living On Campus*
Living Off Campus
Books and Supplies
Room and Board
Systemwide Fees
Campus Fees


NOTE: Totals/sub-totals are rounded to the nearest cent.

* Vista del Campo, Vista Del Campo Norte, Camino del Sol and Puerta del Sol housing are treated as on campus.

Find out the most you can expect to pay before financial aid and scholarship opportunities.