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Providence College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$61,700 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,080 tuition
$13,790 on campus room & board
$940 books and supplies
$890 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$61,700 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$46,080 tuition
$13,790 on campus room & board
$940 books and supplies
$890 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$23,717 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
78% of students receive aid
14% get federal aid ($6,474 avg)
5% get state aid ($888 avg)
70% get institn'l aid ($23,717 avg)
53% get loans ($11,447 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.79% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.79% 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 $24,941 70%
Federal Grant Aid $6,474 14%
Pell Grants $4,585 14%
Other Federal Grants $3,886 7%
Institution Grant Aid $23,717 70%
State Grant Aid $888 5%
Student Loans $11,447 53%
Federal Loans $7,298 52%
Other Loans $20,881 11%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: June 30
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Providence College offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Other Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918-0001
(800) 721-6444
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,646
Out of State $1,646


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Emily from Massachusetts
  • Dec-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Providence College is not a cheap school. However, the education that you will receive here is worth every penny, especially if you can qualify for financial aid or a scholarship.

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  • Mac
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    College is expensive so be sure you have the right reasons for coming to Providence. Make a plan and work your plan to be the best you can be!

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  • 2
  • Leslie from Texas
  • May-20-2013 I am a current student here

    the tuition price is definitely not worth it, but the school tends to give good financial aid to students who need it.

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  • 4
  • Trevor from Providence, RI
  • Sep-14-2012 I am a current student here

    The tuition has certainly increased in recent years, but the college is compensating by increasing opportunities for merit and need-based scholarships. PC offers a liberal arts education which becomes very valuable when combined with such areas as business and science. From the perspective of the education paying for itself later, given the respect that the name Providence College carries, expect great things provided you're willing to work for them.

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  • Anonymous from Lakeville, MA
  • Jul-31-2012 I am a current student here

    Since it is a private college, the tuition is a bit higher than at a state school; however, the class sizes are small so each student can have more individual attention from the professors. Also, there are a lot of services that are added into the tuition including bus fare.

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