Obtaining a graduate education can be expensive. The School of Social Sciences is committed to providing resources to help you offset the expenses you will incur as you work toward achieving your advanced degree.
In order to adequately finance your education, you must first have a clear understanding of the various expenses you are likely to encounter. The following links provide information to help you properly budget for expenses you will have:
- Estimated Expenses - scroll down for projected tuition, fees, books and supplies, room and board, and miscellaneous expenses for California-resident students attending UCI during the 2019-20 academic year
- Books - browse through the campus bookstore to view graduate textbook costs
- Fees & Tuition - current rates as set by the UC Office of the President for resident and non-residents
- Health Insurance - general coverage overview and FAQ
- Housing - options available for on and off campus living
- Parking - student rates and other transportation alternatives
The School of Social Sciences provides a range of financial support packages designed to enhance your graduate education experiences, and to make the cost of obtaining an advanced degree affordable.
- Extramural Funding Opportunities - step by step instructions for applying for extramural funding opportunities
- Intramural Funding Opportunities - resources for fellowship opportunities, teaching assistantships, graduate student researcher positions, and more
- School and Departmental Opportunities
- Need-Based Financial Aid - apply for need-based financial aid (grant and loans) through the UC Irvine Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships; application process begins with the FAFSA
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program - The NSF offers prestigious and generous 3-year fellowships to exceptional graduate students. Students are eligible in their first year of study until the first term of the second year, subject to other eligibility requirements. Please follow the link for more information.