UCR Summer Financial Aid Explained

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How To Secure UCR Summer Financial Aid

Are you considering enrolling in summer sessions at UCR, but you’re unsure about what the University’s financial aid program entails during that quarter? Learn all you need to know about UCR summer financial aid, including how to apply for it and what types of assistance you can qualify for!

Types of Financial Aid Available for UCR Summer Sessions

UCR students who apply for summer financial aid can be eligible for:

  • Grants
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Summer UCR Grant
  • Loans
    • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
    • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
    • Federal Direct PLUS Loans for dependent students
  • Tuition waivers (only for students who received them during the regular academic year)

Teaching Credential Students can only receive financial aid in the form of Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans for M.Ed. Students.

To be eligible for any form of financial aid during summer, an applicant must be a continuing or incoming:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Teaching credential/M.Ed. student admitted on a regular or conditional basis for the following fall

UCR does not offer summer financial aid to students who:

  • Withdraw, cancel, or are dismissed
  • Are enrolled in another UC campus
  • Intend to graduate before the summer quarter
  • Are new teaching credential/M.Ed. students admitted on a provisional basis for the upcoming fall quarter
  • Don’t achieve Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) during the spring quarter

All You Need To Know To Calculate Your UCR Summer Tuition and Fees

UCR students should estimate and calculate their financial needs during the summer quarter to better understand the amount of aid they need. Check the table below to learn about expenses you may have to cover during your summer session at UCR:

CategoryExpensePrice for Undergraduate StudentsPrice for Graduate Students
MandatoryPer-unit fee$283$351
Campus feeUp to $390.58Up to $278.57
Intensive Organic Chemistry and Lab Series Sessions$117.17$83.57
Special Summer Programs$273.41$195
OptionalCourse Materials and Services FeeDepends on enrolled coursesDepends on enrolled courses
Single Document Fee$50$50

Other costs summer session enrollment can impose on students include:

  • Housing
  • Parking permits
  • UCR student ID cards (R'Cards)
  • Rush transcripts

Some students who enroll in a large number of units during summer only have to pay a certain number of them, for example:

  • Undergraduate students pay only for the first 15 units
  • Graduate students pay only for the first 12 units

During summer, the University of California waives all visiting and out-of-state fees.

The Easy Way To Apply for Summer Financial Aid at UCR

To apply for UCR summer financial aid, you need to:

  1. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) and include the school’s federal code—001316
  2. Submit your UCR summer financial aid application
  3. Complete any additional tasks the UCR Financial Aid Office requests

Check out the following table for important application deadlines:

March 2FAFSA/CADAA deadline
May 1Summer aid application deadline
August 1Deadline for additional document submissions

If you have any doubts about the application process, you can contact the UCR Summer Session Department by calling (951) 827-3044 or sending an email to summer@ucr.edu.

What Can I Do if the UCR Financial Aid Office Rejects My Summer Financial Aid Application?

Receiving too little or no financial aid from UCR can be discouraging, but you can follow these steps to file an appeal and request more assistance:

  1. Complete an Exceptional Circumstances Petition via the MyUCR portal
  2. Write a financial aid appeal letter that explains the unfortunate circumstances that led to the increase in your financial need
  3. Send all supporting documentation, including the letter, to summer@ucr.edu

An appeal letter is a polite way to ask the University‘s Financial Aid Office to reconsider your application and take your case seriously. If you don’t know how to write one or don’t have the time to do it yourself, and let our app generate one for you in a matter of minutes!

File an Appeal to UCR With DoNotPay

Follow these steps to get a rock-solid appeal letter on its way to UCR in a matter of moments:

  1. in any web browser
  2. Search for Appeal for More Financial Aid
  3. Answer a few questions regarding your financial setbacks

After you answer all questions, the app will create a custom appeal letter for you and send it to UCR on your behalf.

Check out our guides on how financial aid works at graduate schools or how many years you can receive financial aid. You can also explore other schools and their financial aid programs to find an alternative to UCR and prepare for the worst outcome of your appeal. Some of the schools we wrote about include:

Cornell University Financial AidUniversity of California, Santa Cruz Financial AidPrinceton University Financial Aid
New York University Financial AidColumbia University Financial AidUniversity of California, Davis Financial Aid
University of California, San Diego Financial AidMIT Financial AidRutgers University Financial Aid
University of California, Los Angeles Financial AidUniversity of California, Berkeley Financial AidStanford University Financial Aid
Yale University Financial AidPurdue University Financial AidHarvard University Financial Aid

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