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Tuition and Fees 2018-2019

The tuition and fees given below are subject to change. The Board of Education reserves the right to change fees without notice as conditions necessitate.

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 Program (MTP)​ Click here for a list of cities and towns.​
$21,692 Out-of-state residents
$12,824 RSP for New England residents in certain programs

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 Net Price Calculator to estimate the cost of attendance after typical grant and scholarship awards.

Breakdown of tuition/fees for Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Education Students​

All full-time undergraduate students (those taking 12 to 18 credit hours per semester) pay per semester.

  In state
Out of state
Tuition (General Fee) $3,895 $10,276.50 $5,842.50
Dining Center/Student Union Fee $220 $220 $220
Athletic Fee $40 $40 $40
Fine Arts Fee $25 $25 $25
Library Fee $50 $50 $50
Recreation Fee $90 $90 $90
Student Activity Fee $60 $60 $60
Technology Fee $67.50 $67.50 $67.50
Transportation Fee $17 $17 $17
Total: $4,464.50 $10,846 $6,412

Note: Students who take more than 18 credit hours of course work per semester pay an additional $306 per credit hour (if in state) or an additional $755 per credit hour (if out of state).Waivers are not eligible for credit overload.​


Page last updated: January 25, 2019