The value of a UC degree
That new diploma translates into significant economic and social growth for our graduates. But UC alumni aren’t the only ones who benefit — communities all over California reap the rewards.
“Investing in Pell is investing in people with the drive, the passion and the tenacity to overcome obstacles. It is investing in a new future.”
Lili Castillo, Class of 2022
UC Irvine, Engineering
The Power of Pell
More than 28,000 UC students earned a college degree this year with help from the Pell Grant program. Let's keep this program going strong for future students.
UC announces Native American Opportunity Plan
The University of California will ensure that in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Service Fees for California students from federally recognized Native American tribes are fully covered by grants or scholarships under a new plan.
83% of undergrads come from California
2 out of 3 California students who applied last year got in.
56% of California undergrads pay no tuition
UC has one of the strongest financial aid programs in the nation.
86% of undergrads earn a diploma
Most students complete their studies in just over four years.