University of California, Riverside

Summer Study Abroad

2014 Fees and Financial Aid

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Payment          Scholarships            Financial Aid

Each program's fee structure includes regular UCR course fees as well as in-country housing expenses, amenities, and excursions.  Airfare, textbooks, incidental expenses, and some meals may not be included. Each program location is individually priced to offer students the highest level of service and amenities while keeping the program affordable.

  • Fees

 Undergraduates Graduates 
Lausanne, Switzerland  $4,176.04  $4,675.58
London, England $4,860.04 $5,359.58
Madrid, Spain $5,348.04 $5,847.58
Rome, Italy $4,888.04 $5,387.58


March 15, 2014
March 21, 2014     

Applications will be accepted on a "space available basis" until this deadline.  All applicants must have submitted
a $300 non-refundable deposit by this date to have their
application reviewed for eligibility for the program.
This amount will be credited to your balance.

Please read payment instructions below.


April 15, 2014
Required payment of $700 toward program fee is due.
This amount will be credited to your balance.
May 19, 2014
Student Information Packet forms due**
May 19, 2014
Full payment of remaining Course and Program Fees due
May 19, 2014
Bon Voyage Reception - RSVP***
May 19, 2014
Last day to cancel with refund****


  • Payment Instructions

As you can read in the above payment schedule, the first deadline to participate in the 2014 Summer Study Abroad Program is to make a non-refundable deposit toward the program fee.  A $300, non-refundable deposit is required to process your application.  

If you have submitted an application, you must secure your spot with a $300 non-refundable deposit to the UCR Cashier's Office by mail or in person with a personal check, bank check, or money order.  You MUST request this deposit go into a “D” account for a Summer Study Abroad Program.  If you are a financial aid student and expect to have grants and loans cover part or all of the program fee, you must still come up with the $300 non-refundable deposit immediately.  If you are not a UCR student, you will receive a separate e-mail with a UCR Student ID number to identify yourself in the UCR student information system.  As a non-UCR student, visiting students will need to work with their home campus Financial Aid Office to request financial assistance for the program.  UCR students must add their SID number to your checks, money orders, or bank checks.  If you are paying with cash, you will be asked to give your UCR student ID number.  Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure your deposit is credited toward your program fee. 

Main Cashiers Office
Mailing Address:          
UCR Main Cashiers Office                                
900 University Avenue
Student Services Building, Room 1111
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone Numbers:       
(951) 827-3208
Fax (951) 827-7976


Office Hours:                      
Monday thru Friday:  9:00AM - 12:00PM & 1:00PM - 3:00 PM  

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*The University cannot accept responsibility for cash payments sent through the mail.  Checks and money orders need to be made out to "Regents UC".  Please note your campus ID on all checks and money orders.  Postmarks are not considered.

We also have a ‘check only’ drop box, which is located on the East side of the Student Services Building and is marked as the Main Cashiers Drop Box.  Payments deposited in the Cashier's drop box after 4:00PM will be posted the next business day.

Returned check charges of $20.00 will be assessed and a hold placed on the account until the original check and returned check charge are paid in full.  Late fees of $12.50 per month will accrue on unpaid bills.

*       Space is limited for all programs - only applications with corresponding $300  
         application fee will be reviewed and considered for remaining spots in program
         on a "first come, 
first served" basis.

**     Forms: Student Agreement, Health Screening, Student Emergency Information,
aiver of Liability, Image Use and E-mail Share Release, Color copy of your      
3 Passport photos, transcript copy, VISA information (if required).
        Please begin submitting your forms as early as possible.

***    Reception RSVP is required (confirm or regrets) from students accepted into the 
        programs.  Unfortunately, due to space limitations, the Bon Voyage Reception is
        open only to those students participating in the program.  Thank you for your
        cooperation and understanding.

****  Cancellations must be received in writing on or prior to
deadline to receive a
         refund, less 
the $300 application fee. 

  • 2014 Scholarships

Though the Benjamin A. Gilman scholarship and the UCR Undergraduate Education scholarship process is now closed, we are pleased to announce that we have a limited number of scholarships still available for our programs.  To be considered for these $500 scholarships, please complete the following requirements by Friday, March 21, 2014:

  1. Complete the brief Summer Study Abroad online application.
  2. Submit the $300 application fee (instructions above)
  3. Submit the following documents by email to by Friday, March 21, 2014:
    1. Completed application, which includes 2 essay questions
    2. An unofficial copy of your transcript (from GROWL); scanned or pdf version is sufficient
    3. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for 2014-15; scanned or pdf version of FAFSA is sufficient

Applications will be considered on the basis of both merit and financial need. Applicants will be notified by Friday, March 28, 2014.

  • 2014 Financial Aid


Timelines for study abroad are such that your financial aid package may not be finalized until late in the process, so it is important to stay on top of things. 
You should:

  • Submit the FAFSA by March 2nd
  • Understand that Financial Aid consists of grant, scholarship and loan(s)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress as of the end of the spring quarter 2014 in order to be eligible for summer funding.
  • Contact Kelly Mitchell in the Financial Aid Office directly if you have Summer Study Abroad related financial aid questions.

Do not assume that your financial aid package will be the same as for the regular academic year.  While you may be eligible for financial aid, summer aid is likely to include a higher portion of student and/or parent loans.

Any Pell Grant and/or federal student loan(s) received during the summer may reduce the amount of Pell Grant and/or federal student loan(s) available to you during the regular academic year.

Graduating seniors enrolled in less than a full academic year (three terms) will have their federal student loan eligibility prorated based on the actual number of units for which they will be enrolled during their one or two terms of attendance.

Summer aid will be disbursed as usual.  All awards are applied against your Growl account balance and any excess financial aid is refunded through your UCR student account (students should be signed up for Direct Deposit!).

Financial aid refunds will not be released any earlier than 10 days prior to the start date of the program so students should make their own arrangements to pre-pay travel expenses.


Other UC campus applicants will need to request financial assistance from their home campus. These students must adhere to the payment deadlines by paying UC Riverside directly and receiving reimbursement from their home campus Financial Aid Office.

If you are not a student in the University of California system, you are still welcome to apply to the UCR Summer Study Abroad program.  You should check with the financial aid office in your home campus to ask if you are eligible for financial assistance for this academic program.

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