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Consumer Information

This page summarizes the consumer information that the University of California, Irvine must make available to all students in accordance with federal regulations pertaining to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, 102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825. A list of the office staff is available at

Quick Links:

Note to Business, Law and Medical Students:

Merage School of Business graduate students contact:

Office of Financial Aid
Paul Merage School of Business SB1 - 4301
Irvine, CA 92697-3125

Tel: (949) 824-5728
Fax: (949) 824-1508

School of Law students contact:

Office of Financial Aid
401 E. Peltason Drive, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000

Tel: (949) 824-8080
Fax: (949) 824-5848

School of Medicine students contact:

Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing
836 Medical Education Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4089

(949) 824-6476
(949) 824-1014

All other students should refer to the information within this webpage.



  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Privacy
  • The University of California campuses maintain various types of records pertaining to students; some are maintained for academic purposes; others, such as hospital and employment records, are maintained for other specific purposes. Student records -- that is, those pertaining to students in their capacity as students -- include but are not limited to academic evaluations, transcripts, test scores and other academic records, general counseling and advising records, disciplinary records, and financial aid records.

    Information on UC Irvine's policy regarding privacy and student records is available from the University Registrar's website:


  • Facilities and Services for Disabled Students
  • For information on facilities and services for disabled students, contact:

    Disability Services Center
    100 Disability Services
    Building 313
    Irvine, CA 92697-5130

    (949) 824-7494 voice
    (949) 824-6272 TTY
    (949) 824-3083 fax


  • Student Body Diversity
  • For information about the diversity of the university student body, contact:

    Office of Institutional Research
    456 Aldrich Hall
    Irvine, CA 92697-1425


  • Cost of Attending UC Irvine
  • For actual tuition and fee charges contact:

    University Registrar
    215 Aldrich Hall
    Irvine, CA 92697-4975

    (949) 824-6124
    (949) 824-7896 fax

    For actual summer tuition and fee charges contact:

    Summer Session
    UC Irvine Extension
    Bldg. A

    (949) 824-5493
    (949) 824-7477 fax

    For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses contact:

    Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
    102 Aldrich Hall
    Irvine, CA 92697-2825


    (949) 824-8262

    Business, Law and Medical students contact respective financial aid office above.


  • Refund Policy
  • The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from all classes during a term. This policy is published by the University Registrar and is available from

    The refund policy for summer term is published by the Summer Session Office and is available from

  • Withdrawal Procedures
  • Instructions for students to withdraw from the university are maintained by the Office of the Registrar and are available from


  • Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Financial Aid)
  • Federal law requires federal aid recipients to "earn" the aid they receive. Students who withdraw prior to completing 60% of the term for which they received federal student aid may be required to return some of the aid they were awarded. The Return of Title IV Funds policy is available on the web or from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.


  • Descriptions of Academic Programs
  • Information on the university's academic programs, degree offerings, and plans for future programs is available from the various academic units and admission offices. Undergraduates should refer to the Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools and Graduates to the Graduate Division for information on the various academic programs and units.


  • Instructional Facilities and Labs
  • Information on the universities instructional and research facilities is available in the general catalogue from Also see for information on library resources at the university.


  • Faculty
  • Information on the university's faculty and instructional personnel is available from the various academic units and the Office of Institutional Research. See or for links to the various academic units. Visit for information on services and training provided to graduate student instructors at the university.


  • Accreditation Information
  • UCI is a member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The campus is fully accredited by the Senior Commission of WASC. This accreditation requires periodic review in accord with WASC policies and standards. Further information is available from WASC, 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501; telephone (510) 748-9001; In addition, the undergraduate degree program of the Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society; the credential programs of the Department of Education are approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC); the undergraduate majors in Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Environmental, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering offered by the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology; the M.S. program in Genetic Counseling is accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling; the Graduate School of Management School of Business is accredited by AACSB International The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the M.D. program of the UCI College of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association; and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program is accredited by the National Planning Accreditation Board; the Program in Nursing Science is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the Juris Doctorate program is provisionally accredited by the American Bar Association.

    The original Accreditation Statement is maintained in the Office of Academic Affairs. If you wish to review the complete Accreditation Statement, you should contact the Office of Academic Affairs, (949) 824-2377.


  • Complaint Process
  • The University of California takes very seriously complaints and concerns regarding the institution. Most complaints should be resolved at the campus level. If your complaint regarding the University of California has not been resolved at the campus level, you may present your complaint as outlined in the Complaint Process Notice.


  • Copyright Infringement Policies
  • Information about the university's policies related to the use of copyrighted material, including peer-to-peer file sharing, is available from the Office of Institutional Technology on the Copyright Policy Resources page and from the Office of Student Conduct at


  • Acceptance of Transfer Credit
  • The UC Irvine Office of Admissions and Relations with Schools (OARS) determines the transferability of course work taken at other institutions for both newly admitted transfer students and for current UCI students who attend other institutions concurrently or during summer quarter. Full details are available from the OARS website at


  • Articulation Agreements
  • Articulation agreements are formal agreements between two campuses. They define how courses taken at one college or university campus that can be used to satisfy a subject matter requirement at another college or university campus. UC Irvine has articulation agreements with all 112 public California community colleges. A list of these are available from the ASSIST website at



Business, Law and Medical students contact respective financial aid office above.

All Other Students: information is available on the following web pages:



  • Graduation and Retention Rates
  • Graduation rates are published and updated on the Office of Institutional Research website: Prospective students are entitled to receive the graduation information reported to the U.S. Department of Education via the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) by contacting the Office of Institutional Research, 456 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-1425, Tel: (949)824-9870, email:


  • Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes
  • These rates must be provided to student-athletes, their parents, high school coaches, and guidance counselors when an athletically related student aid offer is made. The NCAA provides this information directly to high schools. The NCAA also provides much of this information on line from their website:

    For information, contact UCI Athletics, Mesa Office Building, Irvine CA 92697-4505, Tel: (949) 824-6931.


  • Employment for Graduates
  • The placement of, and types of employment obtained by, graduates of the universities degree programs is gathered by the UCI Career Center by surveying alumni. The results are made available from their website:


  • Graduate and Professional Education for Graduates
  • The types of graduate and professional education in which our graduates enroll is gathered by the UCI Career Center by surveying alumni. The results are made available from their website:


  • Athletic Program Participation and Financial Support
  • As part of The Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA), information on annual participation rates and financing of men's and women's sports in intercollegiate athletic programs is available by request to students and the general public. For more information or to receive a copy of the report, contact the UCI Athletics, Mesa Office Building, Irvine CA 92697-4505, Tel: (949) 824-6931.



  • Campus Safety and Security
  • Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. Section 1092 (f), the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" ("Clery Act"), the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and the Higher Education Opportunity Act, UC Irvine distributes the annual crime statistics and fire safety reports. Visit: to view the latest reports.


  • Drug Conviction
  • Under the provision of the Federal Higher Education Act, a conviction of any offense involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance during a period of enrollment for which a student receives Title IV, Higher Education Act Federal Student Aid (i.e. grants, loans, or work study), the student shall be ineligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance from the date of the conviction for the period of time specified in 20 U.S.C. 1091(r)(1):


    (1) IN GENERAL- A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:

    If convicted of an offense involving:

    The possession of a controlled substance:

    Ineligibility period is:

    First offense
    1 year

    Second offense
    2 years

    Third offense

    The sale of a controlled substance:

    Ineligibility period is:

    First offense
    2 years

    Second offense

    Additionally under the Higher Education Act, a student whose eligibility has been suspended may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that complies with certain criteria and includes two unannounced drug tests; or the conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory:

    (2) REHABILITATION- A student whose eligibility has been suspended under paragraph (1) may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period determined under such paragraph if--

    (A) the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that--

    (i) complies with such criteria as the Secretary shall prescribe in regulations for purposes of this paragraph; and

    (ii) includes two unannounced drug tests; or

    (B) the conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered nugatory.

    More information can be found by viewing the entire legislation:


  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
  • The university has developed alcohol and drug education programs. The UC Irvine Health Education Center promotes safe practices, responsibility and awareness around alcohol consumption. Visit to access these resources. The university's policy including legal implications of drug and alcohol abuse are available from Refer to the Code of Student Conduct for additional information on this topic.


  • Vaccination Policy
  • UC Irvine's policy and information about immunizations for new students can be found on the Student Health Center's website.


  • Accommodations
  • Upon request, this publication will be made available in alternative formats for people with disabilities. Contact the UCI Disability Services Center; telephone (949) 824-7494, TDD (949) 824-6272. The campus and all buildings are accessible by wheelchair.


(Revised 11/2/2018 - BS)


Hours: 10am-5pm Monday to Friday
102 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697-2825
Tel: (949) 824-8262
Fax: (949) 824-4876 or (949) 824-6725

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