Paying for UC Riverside

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
$43,778 ($14,024)
Graduate Tuition & Fees
$28,686 ($13,584)
On-campus Living Costs
$20,098
Off-campus Living Costs
$15,778

2020 Cost of Attendance

The 2020 tuition & fees of University of California-Riverside are $14,024 for California residents and $43,778 for out-of-state students. For graduate programs, the tuition & fees are $13,584 for California residents and $28,686 for out-of-state students.
Compare to Public, 4-Years Colleges in California, the undergraduate tuition & fees are very expensive and the graduate tuition & fees are relatively expensive.
Compared to similar schools in rankings such as Clemson University and University of South Carolina-Columbia, tuition & fees of University of California-Riverside is expensive where the average tuition & fees of the schools are $30,205.
The average living cost of the school is $20,098 when a student lives in on-campus housing. When a student lives off-campus, the average living cost is $15,778.

Comparison Chart

2020 Tuition & fees

The 2020 undergraduate tuition & fees at University of California-Riverside are $14,024 for California residents and $43,778 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate tuition & fees have increased by 1.84% from last year.
The 2020 graduate tuition & fees are $13,584 for California residents and $28,686 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition & fees stay same as last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over the last 5 years.

Tuition Trends Table

2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
California ResidentsOut-of-StateCalifornia ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$13,527$38,235$13,284$28,386
2017$13,581$40,263$13,338$28,440
2018$13,917$41,931$13,675$28,777
2019$13,827$42,819$13,584$28,686
2020$13,853$43,607$13,584$28,686
2021$14,024$43,778$13,584$28,686

Tuition Trends Chart

2020 Living Costs

The 2020 average on-campus living costs is $20,098 including room & board and other living expenses (a student lives in on-campus housing such as dormitory and school-owned apartment). For students living in off-campus housing, the average living cost is $15,778.
The living cost at the school has increased by 0.43% from last year.
The following table and chart show the living costs changes over the last 5 years.

Living Costs Trends

2020 Living Costs
YearOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther Expenses
2016$13,800$4,468$8,662$5,281
2017$14,607$4,487$9,008$5,317
2018$15,542$3,888$10,175$4,625
2019$16,017$3,994$10,618$4,751
2020$16,082$4,016$10,986$4,792
2021$16,261$3,717$11,496$3,147

Living Costs Trends Chart

2020 Books & Supplies Costs

The 2020 average cost for purchasing books & supplies is $1,436 at University of California-Riverside. The books & supplies cost has increased by 2.28% from last year.
The following table and chart show the 2020 books & supplies costs and the trends over the last 5 years.

Books & Supplies Costs Trends

University of California-Riverside 2020 Books & Supplies Costs
YearBooks & Supplies Costs
2016$1,690
2017$1,716
2018$1,316
2019$1,404
2020$1,436
2021$1,520

Books & Supplies Costs Trends Chart

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