Paying For Freshman Housing – UC Irvine

Paying For Freshman Housing – UC Irvine


Congratulations on your UCI admission! If
you’re planning to live on campus your first year here are some things you need
to know. Freshman live in first-year residents
halls which are designed to help you get adjusted to campus and college life and
require you to hold a meal plan. The combined cost of the residential program
and meal plan make first year housing more expensive than on campus apartments
designated for continuing students. Be sure to check the student housing rates
page for specific costs. Keep in mind that tuition and housing are separate costs.
The Zot account your consolidated campus bill, list charges for: tuition fees and
housing each with specific payment deadlines. Missing a payment deadline can
jeopardize your enrollment or housing status. More than two-thirds of UCI
students rely on financial aid to cover the costs of college. If you are one of
them make sure you understand your financial aid award and what includes. Some
students receive grants or scholarships but most financial aid awards include
loans that must be repaid. Look closely at your award because it may not cover
all of your costs. You (or your parents) may be expected to cover some costs out-of-pocket. Bottom-line: Understand the costs of attending UCI; Have a plan for
how to pay; and ask questions if you need to. It’s very important to meet deadlines
for completing applications and turning in required documents. Financial aid awards
will not be dispersed if anything is missing. So… if the office of financial
aid instruction you or your parents to complete forms or submit documentation
by a certain date be sure to DO IT! If you don’t, you could end up missing out on
the financial help you need to help pay for housing or other costs. Also keep in mind that you will run into
up front costs before financial aid is dispersed. There is a housing application
fee and contract reservation fee, as well as fees for submitting your statement of
intent to register and scheduling freshman orientation. Get prepared by setting
aside between $750 and $1,000 to cover those costs. Student housing offers a
supportive environment where you can make new friends and get involved in
your community. But there is no requirement to live on-campus. In some
cases, it might make more sense financially to live at home or elsewhere
off campus. To avoid unwelcome surprises, they informed! Read emails from housing and
other UCI offices, pay attention to instructions and deadlines, and follow
up and ask questions when needed. It’s always better to take action BEFORE deadlines, not after! You can give us a call or send us an email and we’ll do all we
can to help. See you in the fall Anteaters!

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