University of Rhode Island
Kingston, 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.
$19,652
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$13,527
$30k - $48k
$15,690
$48k - $75k
$19,400
$75k - $110k
$23,658
$110k+
$26,099
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.
$15,004
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.
$32,578
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.
$13,002
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
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.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,838
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.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,480
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$9,339
Students receiving state aid
22%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$844
Students receiving federal aid
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,480
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$104,722,952
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$9,240,726

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.
83%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,606
Students receiving federal loans
83%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,242
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,559
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.
$18,500
Loan Default Rate
7%
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.
$239

What Students Are Saying

3.77 Average Rating
For out-of-state students, URI is expensive. It's a bit more manageable for in-state students, but it is a tad pricey. Go to class, don't waste your money.
Andrew from Narragansett, RI
The truth is, URI runs a little pricey as far as state schools go. Granted, my family and I are flat broke, but thanks to URI's financial aid and a few outside scholarships, I have been able to pay for my first year without taking out any student loans. Still, instate students might want to consider taking their gen eds at CCRI, since the credit is guaranteed transferable, and the tuition is much more affordable. The caveat out of the way, URI does deliver a plenty of perks for all its cost. Endless academic variety and free resources like Career Services and the Academic Enhancement Center ensure that you get your money's worth. It's difficult for a state school to balance the budget, but I wish URI could find some way to address the parking situation: commuter parking is less than ideal.
Hayley from Hope, RI
There are some empty classrooms in the
Abigail from Pawtucket, RI
It is somewhat expensive for me to attend URI even after financial aid because I am out of state. Even though it is a lot of money, the education and the memories I will receive are worth the money.
Paige from Nashua, NH
The University of Rhode Island is a bit pricy even for the instate tuition. The tuition keeps rising little by little, but Rhode Island is a small state and cannot get a lot of funding from the state. It is easy to look past the price though when you see what is offered to you. A great education, a beautiful campus, an amazing student body, suburban setting, fifteen minutes away from the best beach on the east coast, what more could you want? It is definitely worth what you pay and I can confirm that. All colleges are going to be expensive because that is the way schools are today. However if you want to go to a school with the best education, location, and school spirit, then URI is definitely worth the money. In addition, URI offers the Bay Campus, which is such an advantage that URI has over other schools. I know that when I look at the bill for URI, it does not really matter because I know that my time spent there was worth every penny. Bang for the buck is a definite YES!!!
Brandon from Wakefield, RI
If you get involved, work hard, and put yourself out there the University of Rhode Island will pay off and in my personal experiences be worth more than the tuition I pay. I won't always remember the homework or exams but I will never forget the memories and friendships that I have made while at this University.
Christian from Bradford, RI
Costly, but in comparison to private schools, URI is on the more affordable end. They are raising tuition this coming fall though. +~$1,000 for in-staters.
Holly from Middletown, RI

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