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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 Aid Appointments

School of Medicine students may schedule an online appointment with a member of the financial aid team. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be booked up to two weeks in advance.

Please note:

  • Virtual appointments cannot be scheduled for the current day.  
  • Appointments are not scheduled until you receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join your virtual appointment.

Email us at finaid@medsh.ucr.edu to cancel or reschedule an appointment. 

Click this link to request an appointment

    Contact Us

    Email our team at
    finaid@medsch.ucr.edu

    Office Hours

    Monday - Friday
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    2685 School of Medicine Education Building
    Due to the campus closure, we are not in the office, but are generally available via email during these hours.


    Financial Aid Resources for Students

    The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has many resources that can help you manage and understand your financial aid.

    FIRST: Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools

    Whether you’re thinking about how to pay for medical school, manage your finances during medical school, or determine your loan repayment options after medical school, with AAMC's FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) program you’ll find unbiased, reliable guidance along your pathway to medical school and beyond.

    FIRST Financial Aid Fact Sheets

    These articles discuss common financial aid topics important to pre-med students, current students, and residents.

    FIRST Videos and Webinars

    These videos and webinars teach about paying for medical school, repaying student loans, and more.

    Financial Wellness Program

    The Financial Wellness Program includes financial calculators, articles, and videos to help you create a budget, track your spending, create financial goals, and enhance your financial knowledge about credit, financial planning, money management, and more!

    MedLoans Organizer and Calculator

    This organizer and calculator assists medical students and residents with managing their education debt.

    Education Debt Manager

    This comprehensive financial guide helps professionals at all levels of the medical education continuum navigate the complexities of financing medical school by borrowing wisely and repaying student loan debt responsibly.

    UCR Office of Financial Aid Resources

    The UC Riverside Office of Financial Aid has several resources available to assist students with budgeting: https://finaid.ucr.edu/resources/financial-literacy/budgeting

    Monthly Budget Worksheet

    This monthly budget worksheet to create a budget and assess how you’re doing each month compared with your budget goal.

    Seven Day Spending Log

    This seven day spending log 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 3, 2020 to June 3, 2021 (43 weeks)
      With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition & Fees $42,537 $42,537 $42,537
    Room/Board $8,175 $17,550 $22,700
    Books/Supplies $4,406 $4,406 $4,406
    Transportation $2,325 $1,725 $1,725
    Personal Costs $2,100 $2,075 $2,075
    Total $59,543 $68,293 $73,443
    Second-Year Medical Students
    August 10, 2020 to May 28, 2021 (41 weeks)
      With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition & Fees $42,537 $42,537 $42,537
    Room/Board $7,800 $16,725 $21,650
    Books/Supplies $2,176 $2,176 $2,176
    Transportation $2,225 $1,650 $1,650
    Personal Costs $2,000 $1,975 $1,975
    Total $56,738 $65,063 $69,988
    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 15, 2020 to June 11, 2021 (52 weeks)
      With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition & Fees $46,972 $46,972 $46,972
    Room/Board $9,875 $21,225 $27,450
    Books/Supplies $3,535 $3,535 $3,535
    Transportation $2,800 $2,075 $2,075
    Personal Costs $2,550 $2,500 $2,500
    Total $65,732 $76,307 $82,532
    Fourth-Year Medical Students
    July 6, 2020 to May 31, 2021 (46 weeks)
      With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
    Tuition & Fees $46,972 $46,972 $46,972
    Room/Board $8,750 $18,774 $24,275
    Books/Supplies $669 $669 $669
    Transportation $2,475 $1,850 $1,850
    Personal Costs $2,250 $2,200 $2,200
    Total $61,116 $70,466 $75,966
    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 $4,435 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.