UC Washington Academic Internship Program

Financial Overview

Program Costs

The following charts are estimates based on an 11 week quarter living on-campus.  The charts are for comparison purposes only.

Campus Expenses
UCR Tuition* $5,060
Books & Supplies $550
Room & Board  $5,260
Transportation $550
Personal $650






Estimated Total: $12,070
UCR Estimated Student Budgets
Washington Expenses
UCR Tuition* $5,060.00
Books & Supplies $150.00
UC Washington Center Rent $3,306.00
Transportation $500.00
Meals/Living Expenses $1,300.00
Roundtrip Airfare To DC $500.00
Personal $450.00
Professional Wardrobe $400.00
Estimated Total: $11,666.00
Based on estimated expenses***

*Registration fees listed above are based on estimated costs per the Financial Aid Office. Current amounts may vary.

*Summer fees are calculated on a per-unit charge. Visit the Summer Session web site for more information.

***Students remark that they tend to eat more meals at restaurants and spend more on entertainment while in DC.  These costs vary per student and are not part of academic expenses.  These costs cannot be figured into the academic budget for the program.  Students should be aware of these costs and possibly figure more general spending money into their overall budget.

Financial Aid

The UCR Financial Aid Office calculates aid awards to meet the needs of students participating in the UCDC program.  The UCDC program recommends that students consult with the financial aid office to determine their individual need and eligibility as it relates to the UCDC program costs.

Most UCDC participants indicate that, overall, living expenses in Washington seemed to be significantly higher than at their UC campuses.

Students participating in the Summer UCDC program who are eligible for financial aid must enroll in at least 6 units in order to qualify for aid.

Scholarships and Other Awards

Honors Fellowship (available to University Honors Program students only)

A fellowship is available to support UHP students in the UCDC program. For more information contact the University Honors Program at 381 Surge Building or visit their webiste.

Robert T. Matsui - University of California Congressional Fellowship

The Matsui-UC Congressional Fellowship was created to encourage more UC students to learn about public service by interning in congressional offices during their time in Washington.  Five $1,500 awards will be made for each quarter (fall, winter and spring) for students interning in congress.  The fellowship is competitive and is not currently offered in the summer term.  More information is available by visiting the main UCDC web site.

UCDC Presidential Public Service Fellowship

UCDC's Presidential Public Service Fellowship is designed to encourage students to come to Washington, DC to advance their professional goals and deepen their civic engagement and commitment to public service while taking courses at UCDC. The fellowships will provide $2,500 in need-based financial support to select students who apply for and are accepted into the internship program. This is only available during the Fall quarter.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

The HACU program has complied a list of scholarship resources that is available on their web site.  This list is for informational purposes only and does not serve as an endorsement of these organizations by UCDC or HACU.

Other Outside Scholarships

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Fund

United Negro College Fund

Rotary International

Shawn Carter Foundation


Other Resources for Financial Assistance

The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: Private Education Loans

UCR Financial Aid Office: Student Loans

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Career Opportunities

Undergraduate Education

UCR-UC Washington Academic Internship Program
1100A Hinderaker Hall

Tel: (951) 827-2634
Fax: (951) 827-7745
E-mail: ucrucdc@ucr.edu