How UC helps families pay for college
With rising inflation and economic uncertainty, families are taking an especially hard look at the cost of higher education. For many, cost is the deciding factor in where to pursue a degree — or even whether to go to college at all.
But prospective UC students can take heart. Already more than half of California undergraduates get enough grants or scholarships — money that doesn’t need to be paid back — to cover all their systemwide tuition and fees. And UC has just adopted new measures that make costs even more manageable.
“We know that cost is the No. 1 concern of many families when it comes to college,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. “In partnership with state and federal lawmakers, we’re doing all we can to ensure that the life-changing opportunity of a UC education is open to everyone, regardless of income.”