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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,132 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,530 tuition
$9,534 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$1,068 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$28,830 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,228 tuition
$9,534 on campus room & board
$1,000 books
$1,068 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,606 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
87% of students receive aid
47% get federal aid ($5,129 avg)
48% get state aid ($867 avg)
40% get institn'l aid ($3,606 avg)
65% get loans ($5,642 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.87% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.74% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $6,234 68%
Federal Grant Aid $5,129 47%
Pell Grants $4,079 47%
Other Federal Grants $1,151 43%
Institution Grant Aid $3,606 40%
State Grant Aid $867 48%
Student Loans $5,642 65%
Federal Loans $4,942 64%
Other Loans $10,177 5%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- Y Y
$500 - $1,500 Y N N N
$2,000 Y N Y N
$100 - $10,000 Y Y Y
$100 - $2,500 Y N Y N
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Rhode Island College offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
600 Mount Pleasant Ave
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-8000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $272
Out of State $670


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jade from Pawtucket, RI
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    Rhode Island College is definitely cheaper then most colleges around, especially if you live in the same state. Even though we are a cheaper college our classes are just as challenging and just as good as a school that say costs around 50 grand a year.

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  • 5
  • Daniel from Tiverton, RI
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    This was the college that was the cheapest and it is the best for my major! Very happy to be there :)

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  • 3
  • Cindy
  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    If you are a Rhode Island resident, it is very convenient. The price is low compared to other colleges which makes it an even better school! I believe it is worth it.

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  • 4
  • Bio alumni
  • Nov-26-2013 I am a past student here

    Rhode Island College is not too overly priced and the education you get from the college is worth it.

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