Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$35,100
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$31,039
$30k - $48k
$31,475
$48k - $75k
$34,743
$75k - $110k
$36,633
$110k+
$38,028
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$33,221
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$33,221
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$16,232
Books and Supplies
$900
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@rwu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,685
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,861
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$13,084
Students receiving state aid
2%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$2,039
Students receiving federal aid
14%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,861
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,484
$30k - $48k
$18,641
$48k - $75k
$16,626
$75k - $110k
$15,126
$110k+
$13,390
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$15,483,685

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$12,106
Students receiving federal loans
69%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,310
Average Other Loans Per Year
$20,583
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,000
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$276

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
Sure this school is expensive, but what school isn't these days. For a great education that will take you places in this growing economy, Roger Williams is a great choice for your dollar. All the hard work and effort that is put into the school is shown, you never feel like your not getting what you deserve for what you pay.
Jaclyn from Mount Sinai, NY
The school is expensive, but I chose it for the academic learning experience.
T from Stoughton, MA
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
Kerri
Great academics, great social life.
Gabriella from Middletown, CT
Roger Williams, yes, is an expensive school. However, they are generous with financial aid, and I can honestly say it is worth every penny.
Girl from MA
In my opinion, Roger Williams University fits this description perfectly. The reality is that tuition for all colleges and universities is expensive; however, Roger Williams University makes it worth the while. Though tuition is high, they ensure the best education possible for all students. They are always putting weekly events on for the students and they always try to keep them free to the students. They have saved money to build and renovate new and old building in order to make the students college life that much better. Roger Williams gives students the opportunity to ride the city bus for free and save the students money for transportation. They also keep class sizes to around 20 students so that everyone is guaranteed a close relationship with the teacher. Unlike lecture classes that are held in other colleges, Roger Williams does not lecture. All of the professors teach using a hands on approach. Every student can and will learn the material in their classes. They do not use teacher assistants either. Every class is taught by a part or full time professor. In addition, the athletics and the facilities that are offered to the students are to the highest caliber. Every student is given ample opportunities to succeed and to follow their dreams. There is nothing that this university could want more.
Brittney from Bristol, RI
Although it may be pretty expensive (around $37,000) to attend Roger Williams, it is definitely worth the money to attend. They are very generous with their scholarships to those who need them and are willing to negotiate with you. Between their freshly landscaped grounds and being 20 minutes from Newport as well as Providence, Roger Williams definitely offers a lot for the money.
Jessica from North Attleboro, MA

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