Skip Repetitive Navigation Links

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Costs for 2016-2017 (Full-Time Undergraduate)

$8,206 Rhode Island Residents
$11,765 MTP for specified Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York communities
$19,868 Out-of-state residents
$11,765 RSP for New England residents in certain programs


Hall Type Housing Cost Dining Cost Total Cost
Browne Single $6,916 $4,753 $11,335
Penfield Double Room Suite $7,014 $4,753 $11,767
Penfield Single Room Suite $7,238 $4,753 $11,991
Penfield Double Room Apartment $7,466 $4,753 $12,219
Penfield Single Room Apartment $7,697 $4,753 $12,450
Sweet Double $6,916 $4,753 $11,669
Thorp Single $6,582 $4,753 $11,335
Weber Single $6,582 $4,753 $11,335
Willard Double $6,582 $4,753 $11,335
Willard Single $6,767 $4,753


​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:

Entering freshmen are encouraged to use our Outside Link Net Price Calculator to estimate the cost of attendance after typical grant and scholarship awards.

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.

Approximately 92 percent of full-time freshmen applied for financial aid in the fall 2011 semester, and 70 percent of those students were awarded need-based financial assistance. The average need-based financial aid package was $9,843. This includes scholarships, grants, loans, and federal work-study employment.​​​​​​

Page last updated: June 19, 2017