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Rice University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$50,692 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,610 tuition
$12,600 on campus room & board
$800 books
$682 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$50,692 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$36,610 tuition
$12,600 on campus room & board
$800 books
$682 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$28,119 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
75% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($4,392 avg)
16% get state aid ($4,033 avg)
62% get institn'l aid ($28,119 avg)
21% get loans ($6,620 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 5.17% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 5.17% 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

$18,896,436
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $30,283 63%
Federal Grant Aid $4,392 17%
Pell Grants $4,247 17%
Other Federal Grants $3,000 1%
Institution Grant Aid $28,119 62%
State Grant Aid $4,033 16%
Student Loans $6,620 21%
Federal Loans $4,441 19%
Other Loans $13,043 4%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$15,300 Y
- Y
$5,000 Y
$1,000 Y
- Y
$15,300 - $20,000 Y
$15,300 Y
-
$4,000 Y
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 1
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Rice University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
6100 S Main
Houston, TX 77005-1827
(713) 348-0000
http://financialaid.rice.edu/
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,526
Out of State $1,526

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Cindy from Humble, TX
  • Dec-01-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Awesome if you are committed to attending. The financial aid is awesome.. 100% need-based!!

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  • 5
  • David from Arlington, TX
  • Jul-23-2013 I am a current student here

    Don't let Rice's seemingly ginormous price tag dissuade you. The Office of Financial Aid is very generous to our relatively small population of 3500 undergraduate students. Keep in mind you're also paying for a post-college connection to a network of highly successful professionals always willing to help out a fellow owl!

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-16-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Compared to other schools of its caliber, Rice is a little cheaper, but still very very expensive. Rice meets a 100% of your need though and offers merit scholarships as well. However with excellence of its facilities, food, academics, and opportunities, I think it gives you a bang for your buck.

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  • 4
  • Tara from Houston, TX
  • May-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Rice financial aid guarantees 100% financial need. Of course, this is their perception of a student's need and isn't an exact science, so paying can still be tough. Room and Board seem overpriced compared to off-campus rent.

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