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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 2024-25 New Undergraduate Students

For nonresidents of California, add $34,200 Nonresident Tuition and Fees to the costs below.

Living At Home
Living On Campus*
Living Off Campus
Books and Supplies
Housing and Food
Systemwide Fees
Campus Fees


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

Information regarding housing costs near campus

University of California Tuition Stability Plan

Information for students entering in fall 2022.

In the summer of 2021, the University of California Board of Regents approved the Tuition Stability Plan. This new tuition model adjusts University-wide tuition and fees for each incoming undergraduate class - both first-year and transfer students. Importantly, the model calls for the tuition to be held flat throughout that class’s attendance at UC.

This means that undergraduates can expect their tuition and fee costs to remain the same from their time of enrollment until they graduate, for up to six years. 

The University of California has set the fee schedule for each cohort of students beginning with the 2022-2023 entering class. Incoming 2022 first year and transfer students will pay about 4.2 percent (or $534) more in tuition and fees than current students. The fee schedule can be found at this website.

For undergraduates who first enrolled in fall 2021 or earlier — including all current undergraduates — tuition will stay flat at current rates for the duration of their enrollment, up to six years.

The University’s goal is to provide students and families with increased predictability, enable their multi-year planning of finances, eliminate worries about unexpected tuition shifts, and allow for flexibility for unforeseen circumstances.

More information on the Tuition Stability Plan is available at this University of California website, as well as a frequently asked questions web page.