costs & Financial Aid

You CAN afford a quarter in Washington DC!

Estimated UCI Campus Expenses (living on campus)
Per Quarter 2017-18

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

Registration Fees*

5,172

Registration Fees*

5,172

Room & Board (on-campus)

4,954

Rent

3,421

Transportation

205

Meals/Living Expenses

1,400

Books & Supplies

452

Books & Supplies

100

Personal Expenses

503

Personal Expenses

623

 

Local Transportation

450

 

Roundtrip Airfare to DC

500

 

Professional Wardrobe

500

Total Estimated UCI Cost:

$11,286

Total Estimated DC Cost:*

$12,166

*Registration fees are the California Resident fees for one quarter during the 2017-18 academic year. For nonresidents of California, add $9,338 Nonresident Supplemental Tuition to the costs above. Fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in July 2018.

**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 modest increase in cost of the UCDC 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.
  • Participants who receive the Pell Grant may be eligible for a $1,000 UCDC Scholarship. All participants are strongly encouraged to apply for other 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.