Explanation of Summer Billing, Payments, Waivers, Refunds, Aid

Taking Courses in Summer 2024?

Beyond cost, there is a lot to understand when paying for summer courses. Let us help you as you navigate all of the details surrounding payment methods, billing, waivers, refunds, financial aid and more. If any of your concerns aren't addressed here, please reach out to us.

Better Understand Tuition and Fee Details

You will be assessed tuition and fees based on your student category and residence. If your permanent residence for over one year has been Rhode Island, you may apply for in-state status at the Registrar's Office in Building 4. In addition, to be considered independent of your parents, you must not have been claimed as a dependent for tax purposes for two years and you must have resided in Rhode Island for at least one year. It is your responsibility to inform the College of your status so that you are correctly charged.

All non-degree (not yet admitted to a degree program) students, undergraduate and graduate, are assessed tuition charges based on the course level. Undergraduate courses are billed at the undergraduate rate and graduate courses are billed at the graduate rate.

Summer bills are due the week before each session start date. It is your responsibility to make certain that your registration accurately reflects your enrollment intentions for the semester. Since bills are based upon enrolled credits, you should drop unwanted courses as soon as possible. Check the academic calendar for the last day to drop to receive an adjustment to charges. If you have questions regarding payment contact the Bursar’s Office at 401-456-8130 or bursar@ric.edu.


Electronic billing is now the official billing method of Rhode Island College. It is reliable, convenient and provides faster and easier service for students and parents - and is more environmentally friendly than paper billing. 

Students will be sent an email when an E-Bill is available for viewing. This email is sent only to the student's official RIC email address. Students may also give access to parents to view their E-Bills and/or make e-payments by setting them up as authorized users.

Ways to Pay Your Bill

  • Electronic Payment: Through electronic payment option, you can pay by credit card or ACH electronic check. Credit Cards will have a convenience fee added to the transaction. There is no fee for electronic check processing.
  • Mail a Check: Please include a printed copy of your bill with your check and mail to:
    Rhode Island College
    Bursar's Office
    600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
    Providence, RI 02908
  • In-Person Payment (Cash or Check): You must pay in person by cash or check at the Bursar's Office during regular business hours. The Bursar's Office is located in Building 4 on East Campus. There is also a 24 hour secure lock box affixed outside the northern entrance to Building 4 to drop checks or Bursar paperwork. Please be sure to include your student ID#.

Please Note: A $50 late fee will be assessed to all past due balances.

Summer financial aid may be available. Review information from the Office of Financial Aid for more on summer aid eligibility. Contact the office with questions.
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Office of the Bursar

The office of the Bursar provides information related to tuition rates and fees, as well as payment options and billing deadlines.