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General Information on Financial Aid

Students at Graduation 2018

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
July 30, 2018 to May 30, 2019 (42 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $40,176 $40,176 $40,176
Room/Board $7,775 $18,050 $21,725
Books/Supplies $4,331 $4,331 $4,331
Transportation $1,800 $1,550 $1,550
Personal Costs $1,925 $2,075 $2,075
Total $56,007 $62,182 $69,857
Second-Year Medical Students
August 6, 2018 to May 24, 2019 (42 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $40,176 $40,176 $40,176
Room/Board $7,425 $17,225 $20,750
Books/Supplies $2,086 $2,086 $2,086
Transportation $1,725 $1,475 $1,475
Personal Costs $1,850 $1,975 $1,975
Total $53,262 $62,937 $66,462
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

$52,421 Medical students ($17,267 Fees + $22,909 medical and professional fees + $12,245 Non-Resident Tuition)

Student Budget: Medical School Year 3 and 4

Third-Year Medical Students
June 11, 2018 to June 14, 2019 (52 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $44,607 $44,607 $44,607
Room/Board $9,200 $21,325 $25,675
Books/Supplies $3,590 $3,590 $3,590
Transportation $2,125 $1,825 $1,825
Personal Costs $2,275 $2,450 $2,450
Total $61,797 $73,797 $78,247
Fourth-Year Medical Students
July 2, 2018 to May 24, 2019 (47 weeks)
  With Parents On-Campus Off-Campus
Tuition & Fees $44,607 $44,607 $44,607
Room/Board $8,325 $19,275 $23,225
Books/Supplies $694 $694 $694
Transportation $1,925 $1,650 $1,650
Personal Costs $2,075 $2,200 $2,200
Total $57,626 $68,426 $72,376
Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

$52,421 Medical students ($17,267 Fees + $22,909 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
$56,852 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.