Worried about the fee payment deadline?

The Financial Aid Office sent out an email to all fall students to explain how the award payment schedule works. Be sure to give it a read. “Dear Student, As the fall fee payment deadline approaches, we wanted to take this opportunity to explain the financial aid Award Payment Schedule on R’Web. As you know,…

How to Adult: Important Papers

Let’s be honest,  how many times have we regretted throwing away a paper/document because we thought it was unimportant? As a college students we come across many documents and tend lose most of those documents simply because we are unaware of the level of importance of the documents. This often leads us to lose important papers. And…

What’s the use of your UCR ID card?

Now that back to school time is almost arriving,  I thought this would be a good time to let you guys know what can you do with your UCR ID card. If you are part of UCR housing,  you will receive $250 dining dollar. For those who are off campus,  you can also receive other…

5 investing tips!

I was starting to read more on investing because I hear a lot of people talk about it.  Even apps are created to help with this such as Robinhood. Here’s an article I came across while doing some light (although realistically it was heavy) reading. These are my top favorite tips: Dont invest money you…

Free or ALMOST free things to do this summer!

UCR Botanical Garden -UCR Botanical Garden is a place for those who seek adventure within nature. A peaceful area where you can explore different types of plants, insects,  or a secret trail that will take you to the highest point of the garden and awe you with a tremendous view. Cost : $0 Castle park …

In it to win it!

Hi! Do you know how to search for scholarships at UCR? UCR offers scholarships to three different categories of students. They offer scholarships to prospective/incoming/ and transfer students as well as current undergraduate students and current graduate students. If you fall under any of these categories and are searching for a reliable source to apply…

Little tips for you trips!

The University of California, Riverside offers many options for easier transportation.  As a student I completely understand the struggle to walk to class,  therefore I listed a couple of easy ways you can transport to and from campus with a very little or no cost. My Number one go to option is taking the RTA…

Grocery Store Savings

Many grocery stores today have member accounts that were created to save you money.  And no, I’m not talking about the big warehouse memberships.  Grocery stores nearby UCR allow customers to make accounts to search for digital coupons available at their stores. These sites are also mobile friendly.  You don’t even have to look for…

Where was your best book buy?

Textbooks can be expensive.  But luckily, there are several options and alternatives.  Check these tips out to see what you can do to help reduce your textbook expense. Check your syllabus first — If you like to over-prepare, then you might want to buy your textbook before class starts.  But you can also wait until the…

Back to School Tips from Financial Aid

Hi, my name is Pauleen. I’ve been in Financial Aid for 27 years. For the last 7 years working at HOSS servicing students in person. I am happy to help students and parents with the many inquiries that come my way. Over the years, I’ve seen the bewilderment of incoming students and their parents at…

You don’t need a scientific calculator

Scientific calculators were all the rage back in high school. We needed it once we started learning about the sin, cos, and tan curves.  But now that we’re trying to figure out how to manage our money better, we can use calculators specifically made for our personal finances. 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy will allow you…

Planning Ahead – Salary

As you learn more about your current finances, it’s a good idea to start thinking about your future finances as well. One thing to keep in mind is any student loans you’ll need to repay after graduation. Your budget will also change throughout your life as you perhaps decide to buy a car or home,…