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Tuition & Fees

Northeast Neighbors

Residents of Connecticut, Maine, Mass​achusetts​, New Hampshire, Vermont and Long Island and New York City Metro Area are eligible for a special tuition discount at Rhode Island College of the in-state tuition rate plus 50% (beginning Fall, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year​).​ Click here for details​.

Estimated Costs for 2020-2021 (Full-Time Undergraduate)

Rhode Island Residents
Northeast Neighbors (Click here for more information.)
Out-of-state residents

Housing Rates for 2020-2021

Hall Type Housing Cost Dining Cost​
based on four meal plans
Total Cost
Browne Single $7,210
Browne Super Single $7,717 $4,387-$5,450 $12,104-$13,167
Penfield Double Room Suite $7,665
$4,387-$5,450 $12,052-$13,115
Penfield Single Room Suite $7,910
$4,387-$5,450 $12,297-$13,360
Penfield Double Room Apartment $8,120
$4,387-$5,450 $12,507-$13,570
Penfield Single Room Apartment $8,365
$4,387-$5,450 $12,752-$13,815
Sweet Singles and Doubles
$4,387-$5,450 $11,597-$12,660
Thorp Single $7,210
$4,387-$5,450 $11,597-$12,660
Weber Single $7,210
$4,387-$5,450 $11,597-$12,660
Willard Double $7,210
$4,387-$5,450 $11,597-$12,660
Willard Single $7,210
$4,387-$5,450 $11,​597-$12,660
Willard Super Single
$4,387-$5,450 $12,052-$13,115

​​The determination of residency for tuition purposes is made by the Director of Admissions for new students. The residency policy for tuition is set by the Council on Postsecondary Education and is available HERE.

In addition, some students (including undocumented students), may qualify for in-state tuition based upon Rhode Island high school attendance under a recent policy enacted by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education. For more information, please review the following information:

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In order to assist students who are unable to meet the cost of financing a college education, the Office of Student Financial Aid administers an extensive program of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment opportunities. Demonstrated financial need is the primary factor used in the awarding of financial aid, although some scholarships are given each year in recognition of superior academic achievement or special talent. ​​​​​​​

Page last updated: April 22, 2020