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Rhode Island College Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$20,200 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$7,118 tuition
$10,794 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,088 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$31,861 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$18,779 tuition
$10,794 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,088 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,470 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
86% of students receive aid
50% get federal aid ($4,762 avg)
4% get state aid ($2,287 avg)
42% get institn'l aid ($4,470 avg)
67% get loans ($6,133 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 2.65% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 2.85% 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 $6,763 64%
Federal Grant Aid $4,762 50%
Pell Grants $4,465 50%
Other Federal Grants $408 38%
Institution Grant Aid $4,470 42%
State Grant Aid $2,287 4%
Student Loans $6,133 67%
Federal Loans $4,939 67%
Other Loans $9,384 9%

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 $280
Out of State $690


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Heather
  • Dec-01-2016 I am a current student here

    College wise it is quite affordable.

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  • 5
  • Melina Freeman
  • Jun-03-2014 I am a current student here

    This school is on the less expensive end, and has great academic programs. Students come from all over the States to apply for the nursing and teacher programs. The cost was one of the reasons I choose this college, I am from Connecticut, and an in-between tuition is available for students that live in Massachusetts or Connecticut.

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  • 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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