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Rice University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$52,741 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,260 tuition
$13,000 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$681 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$52,741 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$38,260 tuition
$13,000 on campus room & board
$800 books and supplies
$681 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$31,472 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
75% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($4,463 avg)
14% get state aid ($4,166 avg)
60% get institn'l aid ($31,472 avg)
19% get loans ($6,233 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.86% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.86% 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

$18,970,047
Annual Aid Awarded
Aid/Loans
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $33,815 60%
Federal Grant Aid $4,463 19%
Pell Grants $4,187 19%
Other Federal Grants $3,000 2%
Institution Grant Aid $31,472 60%
State Grant Aid $4,166 14%
Student Loans $6,233 19%
Federal Loans $4,284 18%
Other Loans $15,150 3%

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 $1,595
Out of State $1,595

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 3
  • Rachel from Oklahoma City, OK
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Rice has money, so the financial aid is all right. If your income is below $80,000, you are fully covered, but most of the aid is based on your FAFSA and College Board CSS Profile. I think the value of the education and college life is worth it though.

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  • 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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  • 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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