Skip Repetitive Navigation Links

Admissions Office
Forman Center
Find us on campus
(401) 456-8234
(800) 669-5760
(800) 745-5555 (TDD)


Tuition & Fees

Northeast Neighbors (beginning Fall 2019)

Residents of Connecticut, Maine, Mass​achusetts​, New Hampshire, Vermont and Long Island and New York City Metro Area are eligible for a special tuition discount at Rhode Island College of the in-state tuition rate plus 50% (beginning Fall, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year​).​ Click here for details​.

Estimated Costs for 2018-2019 (Full-Time Undergraduate)

$8,929 Rhode Island Residents
$12,824 Metropolitan Tuition Policy (MTP)​​ (Click here for more information.)
$21,692 Out-of-state residents
$12,824 RSP for New England residents in certain programs (Click here for more information.)

Housing Rates for 2018-2019*​

Hall Type Housing Cost Dining Cost​
based on meal plans (A-​D)
Total Cost
Browne Single $6,779 $3,590-$5,050 $10,369-$11,829
Penfield Double Room Suite $7,224 $3,590-$5,050 $10,814-$12,274
Penfield Single Room Suite $7,456 $3,590-$5,050 $11,046-$12,506
Penfield Double Room Apartment $7,689 $3,590-$5,050 $11,279-$12,739
Penfield Single Room Apartment $7,928 $3,590-$5,050 $11,518-$12,978
Sweet Double $7,123 $3,590-$5,050 $10,713-$12,173​
Thorp Single $6,779 $3,590-$5,050 $10,369-$11,829
Weber Single $6,779 $3,590-$5,050 $10,369-$11,829
Willard Double $6,779 $3,590-$5,050 $10,369-$11,829
Willard Single $6,970 $3,590-$5,050 $10,​560-$12,020

​​The determination of residency for tuition purposes is made by the Director of Admissions for new students. The residency policy for tuition is set by the Council on Postsecondary Education and is available HERE.

In addition, some students (including undocumented students), may qualify for in-state tuition based upon Rhode Island high school attendance under a recent policy enacted by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. For more information, please review the following information:

photo of Building #3

Click for more information about tuition & fees

In order to assist students who are unable to meet the cost of financing a college education, the Office of Student Financial Aid administers an extensive program of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment opportunities. Demonstrated financial need is the primary factor used in the awarding of financial aid, although some scholarships are given each year in recognition of superior academic achievement or special talent. ​​​​​

Page last updated: October 23, 2018