Fees & Payments


2024 Fees

Registration & Cost of Attendance

  • All students must register by June 1. We recommend registering early as Orientation space fills up quickly. By mid-May, only a limited number of available spaces will remain.   
  • The Highlander Orientation fee for incoming first-year students is $300.
  • The registration fee will be billed to student's Fall Statement of Account in August. Payment is due Sept. 13, 2024Student Services | Student Business Services (

Family Orientation

  • Guest Fee: The registration fee for guests for the 2024 program is $75 for guests ages 16+, $30 for guests ages 4-15, and free for guests ages 3 and under.
  • Spanish Language Family Program Fee: The registration fee for guests for the 2024 Spanish Language Family Program, which will be held on July 26, 2024, is $55. 
  • Payment is due at time of registration for guests. Payment may be paid by credit card. 
  • Register early as space is "first-come, first-served" and there are limited spaces available. 
  • A $25 change fee will be assessed for registrations made or changed less than 10 business days prior to the orientation session. 

Cancellations & Refund Policy

  • If you register for Highlander Orientation and decide not to attend UCR, please notify our office that you, and any registered family members, will not be attending Orientation. You will also need to contact the Admissions Office directly to make your cancellation official. Family Orientation and Spanish Language Family Orientation refunds are not given if you cancel your guest reservation within 10 business days before the scheduled Highlander Orientation session date. 
  • Cancellations must be made 10 business days in advance of your registered Orientation session. If you need to request a change or cancel less than 10 business days prior to your registered orientation session, contact

Date Change Fees

  • If you wish to change your scheduled Orientation date, you must submit your request at least 10 business days (two weeks) prior to the confirmed date. If there is a vacancy in your preferred session, you will be added.
  • If you submit a request to change the date of your Orientation within 10 business days of your confirmed Orientation date, a date-change fee of $25 will be added to the Orientation registration fee.

Payment Methods

Student Orientation fees will be automatically billed to your UCR Fall 2024 Statement of Account. Payments are due Sept. 13, 2024Student Services | Student Business Services (

Family and Spanish Family program registration must be paid at time of registration by credit card.