costs & Financial Aid

You CAN afford a quarter in Washington DC!

Estimated UCI Campus Expenses (living on campus)
Per Quarter 2016-17

Estimated Washington DC Expenses
Per Quarter (for Fall Quarter 2017)**

Registration Fees*

5,033

Registration Fees*

5,033

Room & Board (on-campus)

4,554

Rent

3,421

Transportation

273

Meals/Living Expenses

1,400

Books & Supplies

590

Books & Supplies

100

Personal Expenses

623

Personal Expenses

623

 

Local Transportation

450

 

Roundtrip Airfare to DC

500

 

Professional Wardrobe

500

Total Estimated UCI Cost:

$11,073

Total Estimated DC Cost:*

$12,027

*Registration fees are the estimated California Resident fees for one quarter during the 2016-17 academic year. Fees for 2017-18 will be confirmed in July 2017. For nonresidents of California, add $7,626 Nonresident Supplemental Tuition to the costs above.

**The Winter quarter is 1 week shorter than Fall or Spring quarters, so housing and living expenses are about $500 lower in winter quarter.

NOTE: We also offer a Fall Semester Program for interested participants. The total estimated budget for the fall semester is approximately $13,000 - $14,000, depending on the start date you choose. The costs are the same as above, plus the costs of rent and living expenses during the additional 2-4 weeks spent in DC. If interested, ask us for more details!

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

  • All UCDC Participants are encouraged to complete a FAFSA by the priority deadline in early March to ensure that you are considered for any financial aid for which you may be eligible.
  • Financial Aid eligibility criteria are the same when studying on UCDC or at UCI. All UCI financial aid (grants, scholarships, and loans - except work-study) is available to qualified UCDC students.
  • The UCI Financial Aid Office adjusts aid awards to meet the slight increased cost of the Washington DC Academic Internship Program. Upon selection, UCDC will provide participant names to the Financial Aid Office, who will recalculate awards based on the estimated costs above.
  • All participants are strongly encouraged to apply for UCI Scholarships and external scholarships to help fund their participation on UCDC. Scholarships received to attend UCI should be applicable to UCDC, since you are enrolled at UCI while in DC.