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General Information on Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at the UCR School of Medicine is here to help you meet the costs of your medical education and to help teach you how to manage your finances and educational debt, freeing you to concentrate on your academic pursuits.

Our services include loan counseling, advice on maintaining financial aid eligibility, workshops, and tools to manage your loan portfolio.


Financial Wellness Workshops

Our Financial Wellness Workshops are held throughout the school year and cover a variety of topics that well help you learn to manage your money, both in college and beyond. Announcements on upcoming workshops are sent via email to all School of Medicine students. Subjects scheduled to be covered include:

  • Federal loan forgiveness programs.
  • Budgeting for your future.
  • Locating outside scholarships.
  • Repairing a poor credit profile.
  • Information on direct loans.

For more information on Financial Wellness Workshops, please contact Kathy Buckner.

Contact Us

Kathy Buckner
Financial Aid Director
(951) 827-7343

Theresa Luther
Financial Aid Counselor
(951) 827-7856

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2685 School of Medicine Education Building


Resources for Students

FIRST: Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has made this resource available to medical students: https://www.aamc.org/services/first/. FIRST is designed to help members of the academic medicine community navigate the complexities of student debt. FIRST helps medical school borrowers expand their financial literacy, make smart decisions about student loans and manage their student debt wisely. Organize and track your loans, then view sample repayment scenarios with the Medloans® Organizer and Calculator, the only Web tool of its kind developed for medical students.

Monthly Budget Worksheet

This monthly budget worksheet allows you to track how much you spend on each item you purchase for a week. After you list each item, determine if each purchase was a need or a want, total your expenses and answer the questions.

Seven-Day Spending Log

This seven-day spending log worksheet allows you to track how much you spend on each item you purchase for a week. After you list each item, determine if each purchase was a need or a want, total your expenses and answer the questions.


Cost of Attendance

The tuition, fees, and charges detailed here are estimated based on currently approved amounts. These figures may not be final. Actual tuition, fees, and charges are subject to change by the Regents of the University of California and could be affected by state funding reductions. Accordingly, final approved levels (and thus a student's final balance due) may differ from the amounts shown.

Student Budget: Medical School Year 1 and 2
First-Year Medical Students
August 5, 2019 to June 3, 2020 (44 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $41,430 $41,430 $41,430
Room/Board $8,050 $17,950 $22,660
Books/Supplies $4,331 $4,331 $4,331
Transportation $1,850 $1,575 $1,575
Personal Costs $2,025 $2,110 $2,110
Total $57,686 $67,693 $72,106
Second-Year Medical Students
August 12, 2019 to May 29, 2020 (42 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $41,430 $41,430 $41,430
Room/Board $7,675 $17,125 $21,625
Books/Supplies $2,126 $2,126 $2,126
Transportation $1,725 $1,475 $1,475
Personal Costs $1,775 $1,510 $1,510
Total $54,931 $64,216 $68,716
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

$53,652 Medical students ($17,409 Fees + $23,998 medical and professional fees + $12,245 Non-Resident Tuition)

Student Budget: Medical School Year 3 and 4

Third-Year Medical Students
June 10, 2019 to June 12, 2020 (52 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $45,861 $45,861 $45,861
Room/Board $9,525 $21,225 $26,675
Books/Supplies $3,618 $3,618 $3,618
Transportation $2,175 $1,875 $1,875
Personal Costs $2,400 $2,500 $2,500
Total $63,579 $75,079 $80,629
Fourth-Year Medical Students
July 1, 2019 to May 29, 2020 (48 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $45,861 $45,861 $45,861
Room/Board $8,750 $19,575 $24,700
Books/Supplies $669 $669 $669
Transportation $2,025 $1,725 $1,725
Personal Costs $2,200 $2,300 $2,300
Total $59,505 $70,130 $75,255
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

$53,652 medical students ($17,409 fees + $23,998 medical and professional fees + $12,245 non-resident tuition)
Summer session fees for Year 3 and Year 4: Add $4,431 to AY tuition and fee amounts
$58,083 SOM non-resident tuition and fees.


Policy on Return of Title IV Aid and Refunds

Information regarding the return of Title IV aid and refunds for students who withdraw from the School of Medicine may be found in the Student Handbook.