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Roger Williams University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$48,086 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,976 tuition
$15,086 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$2,124 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$48,086 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$29,976 tuition
$15,086 on campus room & board
$900 books and supplies
$2,124 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$13,510 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($4,073 avg)
5% get state aid ($558 avg)
92% get institn'l aid ($13,510 avg)
66% get loans ($11,102 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 0.453% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 0.453% 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 $14,213 92%
Federal Grant Aid $4,073 15%
Pell Grants $3,841 15%
Other Federal Grants $2,000 2%
Institution Grant Aid $13,510 92%
State Grant Aid $558 5%
Student Loans $11,102 66%
Federal Loans $5,396 66%
Other Loans $19,552 19%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: January 1
Financial aid deadline: February 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: May 1
Does Roger Williams University offer...
Prepaid Tuition Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809-2921
(401) 253-1040
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,249
Out of State $1,249


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 2
  • Meghan from Londonderry, NH
  • Nov-09-2015 I am a current student here

    Since I am a white student who's parents are married and both work, I barely got any scholarship money. I also didn't qualify for work study. Because of that, I don't think that RWU is worth the money. I am getting some good opportunities career wise, but I think RWU is a little over priced for what there is here.

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  • 3
  • Kerri
  • Jan-12-2015 I am a current student here

    It is insanely expensive but it is pretty much worth it if you are in marine bio, or architecture cause they are the two best programs here

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  • 2
  • RWU junior
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    This school is overpriced and it seems that the school spends more money impressing parents than the actual students.

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  • 3
  • Rachael from Haddonfield, NJ
  • Feb-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Roger Williams University is a very serious financial investment. Though the university's tuition is below the national average, Roger Williams has many fees that get added to your monthly bill. Room and board prices at Roger Williams University are slightly higher than the national average but the housing options are very limited for Freshman. Books and lab materials are not included in the cost of tuition, which add upwards of $500.00 to your bill monthly.

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  • Girl from MA
  • Oct-28-2013 I am a current student here

    Roger Williams, yes, is an expensive school. However, they are generous with financial aid, and I can honestly say it is worth every penny.

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