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UCR Housing Costs

$1,536 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$4,306 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost
$16,600 On-Campus Room & Board Typical Cost
$5,012 Other Off-Campus Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Do UCR'S Room and Board Costs Compare to the U.S. Average?

It is necessary to learn the many costs associated with going to college so that you can plan accordingly. The cost of housing, meal plans, and supplies can really mound up after four years (or more)! Prepare an effective budget by considering these costs.

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UCR Housing and Meal Plan Costs University of California - Riverside offers most of its classes online. If you're an online student, your living expenses will likely continue as is. Consider this when planning for your college education.

Dining and housing costs at UCR are combined. In 2021 students typically paid about $16,600 for living expenses.

The following table outlines average expenses at University of California - Riverside for both on-campus and off-campus housing and additional expenses.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$16,864$16,864
Other Living Expenses$4,306$5,012
Books and Supplies$1,536$1,536

Projected Total of $95,497 in Living Costs Over 4 Years

In the past five years, UCR meal plans and housing costs have changed 1.8% on average each year, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. If today's developments continue, 2022 incoming freshmen will spend about $23,163 in room, board and other costs for their first year of attendance. Students obtaining their associate degree will likely pay around $23,630 in their final year, while those pursuing a bachelor's degree will likely spend about $24,594 in their final year.

Total room and board costs over the course of four years will be somewhere around $95,497; for two years it would be about $46,794.


* estimated

How to Finance Your UCR Education?

Details on Your Campus Home

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether UCR does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity8,597

Room & Board Costs Higher Than Average

UCR room, board, books, supplies and other expenses cost students $22,706, which is over the average of $15,282.


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