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Rhode Island School of Design Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$56,093 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,022 tuition
$11,980 on campus room & board
$2,781 books
$310 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$56,093 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$41,022 tuition
$11,980 on campus room & board
$2,781 books
$310 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$21,758 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
46% of students receive aid
13% get federal aid ($5,111 avg)
3% get state aid ($701 avg)
33% get institn'l aid ($21,758 avg)
39% get loans ($7,911 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.08% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.08% 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 $23,784 33%
Federal Grant Aid $5,111 13%
Pell Grants $4,357 13%
Other Federal Grants $1,000 10%
Institution Grant Aid $21,758 33%
State Grant Aid $701 3%
Student Loans $7,911 39%
Federal Loans $6,054 39%
Other Loans $27,071 3%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
$500 - $27,500 R
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Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: -
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: April 25
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 22
Does Rhode Island School of Design offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2 College St
Providence, RI 02903-2784
(401) 454-6100


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • MeRI
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Make the most of your professors.....go to their readings and shows. They have much insight and knowledge to offer.

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  • 4
  • T
  • May-19-2013 I am a current student here

    A pricey program, but you walk away with a really broad skill set

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  • 4
  • Julia from Horsham, PA
  • Feb-01-2013 I am a current student here

    Again, I know its steep. But its worth it when you are offered more internships and high paying jobs in the end

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  • 3
  • RISD Student from Providence, RI
  • Sep-05-2012 I am a current student here

    The tuition is really very expensive even if the environment is great. It's up to you to organize your priorities even if you do manage to snag one of the rare scholarships.

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  • 4
  • Anshika from Ellicott City, MD
  • Jul-30-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Like any art school, RISD is on the upper scale cost wise. I feel the education they will give me will be well worth it though.

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