Not too easy. Not too difficult.
A lot of my financial aid came from the Cal Grant and the UCI grant. That covered the tuition but I still was not able to pay for housing so I had to take out loans. The amount of money offered for subsidized loans was very minimal.
There are a lot of places on campus that have food so you never have to stick to just one place. There's also a lot of food places that's right across the street from campus. Most of the food is pretty tasty. There's a lot of variety so you'll always have options.
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Advice for students:
The dorms that I lived in (Mesa Court) had pretty spacious rooms. It was a 10-15 minute walk to get to classes depending on where they were on campus. It was pretty expensive but it's expensive for every university to live on campus.