The UCI Fund serves students across all schools and departments, and provides the university with the ability to support areas of greatest need on campus and respond to new opportunities as they arise. Unlike endowments or restricted funds, the UCI Fund can be used when and where it is needed most, from tuition assistance to classroom equipment to faculty research.
Investing in the UCI Fund remains one of the most powerful ways in which you can help the university cultivate a dynamic learning environment for our students and community. Your generosity supplies UCI with the strength and stability to remain one of the best universities in the country.
The generosity of alumni, parents and friends like you has always been essential to helping bridge the gap between tuition income, limited state funding, and the actual cost of providing a quality UCI experience to students. Your annual support ensures that we are competitive with other elite schools across the country while remaining accessible to all students whose dream is to pursue an education at UCI.
Your gift has an immediate impact on the life of every UCI student. Every gift, regardless of size, is critical to our continued success. Your gift to the UCI Fund will benefit:
Student Support and Scholarships
Over half of UCI students are first-generation college students, and many come from low-income families where the cost of college education can often be out of reach. In fact, over 70 percent of UCI's enrolled students receive some form of financial aid. Gifts to the UCI Fund help provide scholarship support and offset many program expenses students incur.
UCI Experience and Impact
The UCI Fund has an impact on nearly every aspect of the student experience. It supports innovative academic and leadership programs, career development, faculty recruitment and retention, and undergraduate and graduate research.