Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

UCI’s financial aid office serves prospective, undergraduate, graduate, teacher education, School of Business, School of Law and School of Medicine students. Counselors can provide assistance during the application process.

Learn more about the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships here.

102 Aldrich Hall
Phone: (949) 824-8262


Student Success Initiatives
Housed within the Division of Undergraduate Education, Student Success Initiatives (SSI) aim to provide students the personal, academic, and professional support and development to thrive and succeed at UCI and beyond. SSI is a learning community that empowers students to be productive and engaged in their academic careers and personal endeavors.

Learn more about SSI services and resources here.

Janet Perez-Molina
Student Success Initiatives
2200 Student Services II
Phone: (949) 824-1142


UCI Basic Needs
UCI’s FRESH Hub offers emergency food and toiletries and CalFresh application assistance. The FRESH Hub also connects students to critical on and off-campus resources and provides educational opportunities for students to take personal responsibility for their wellness and the well-being of their communities.
Appointments with Andrea Gutierrez, the Director of the FRESH Basic Needs Hub, are 1-1 confidential appointments for students seeking basic needs resources. Students may be directed to additional services, the Campus Social Worker, and additional community resources. Please book your appointment with Andrea here or email her at (Note: This is NOT where to schedule a CalFresh Application Appointment; for CalFresh, please visit here)
Experiencing financial stress, food/housing insecurity, and other stressors and want support and guidance? Do you have additional basic needs questions or need help navigating campus and community resources? Book a 30-minute consultation on Tuesdays & Wednesdays between 10am-12pm with our Campus Social Worker, Peter Thach! Book your consultation at: During Spring Quarter 2020, consultations will happen digitally via Zoom Conferencing.
Learn more about UCI’s FRESH Hub here.
CalFresh Walk-in assistance at SSI (first come-first serve basis)
Hours and location vary by quarter
You are also welcome to visit any of our CalFresh walk-in sites on campus.
4079 Mesa Rd.
Phone: 949-824-0607

Office of Campus Social Work

The Office of Campus Social Work supports UCI students during situations and crises that may be impacting their personal and academic well-being through short-term resource referrals and long-term case management. Services are available to the entire UCI community at no cost.

Learn more about these services here

By appointment only. Referral by faculty or staff member required.
Phone: (949) 824-0101


Undergraduate Student Health Insurance Plan
Registered students are automatically enrolled in the USHIP health plan. USHIP provides convenient on-campus care and access to specialists through the world-class UC medical centers. All registered students who are enrolled in UC SHIP may enroll eligible dependents in the voluntary plan.

Learn more about USHIP here.
Phone: (949) 824-9209

UCI Family Housing

UC Irvine offers apartment-style housing to graduate and professional degree students and families.

Learn more about UCI Family Housing here.

Phone: (949) 824-6811

Childcare Affordability Services

Subsidized child care is available for children of UCI students at the Infant/Toddler Center, Children’s Center, and Extended Day Center.

Both on-campus graduate family housing communities, Palo Verde and Verano Place, offer free weekly playgroups.
Learn more about Childcare Affordability Resources here.

Job Search

The Division of Career Pathways offers a comprehensive online career services platform, known as Handshake.

Students can use Handshake to…

  • Discover internship options by searching by major
  • Search for internships on and off-campus targeted to UCI students
  • Connect with employers and students who previously worked for those companies through the comment function on postings and information sessions
  • Prepare for a successful search by viewing and enrolling in upcoming workshops and career labs

Current UCI Students already have a Handshake account. Log in with your UCINetID and password here

UCI Be Well

As part of UC Irvine’s commitment to helping all members of our community prioritize mental health and personal wellness, UCI Be Well offers a tool for searching UCI wellness programs and initiatives for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff in areas of emotional, physical, academic, social, cultural, career, financial, sexual, environmental, and spiritual wellness.

From workshops and programs to counseling and basic needs support, UCI Be Well combines a vast array of available campus resources here.