Tuition, Fees & Expenses
For tuition, fees and other expenses by academic year, please select from the following options:
Per Credit1 - Refers to the assessment calculation for part-time enrollment; less than 9 credits during a semester. Students seeking part-time enrollment must obtain approval from the Office of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies. Part-time enrollment tuition is calculated on the per-credit rate and an additional one-time, per-semester, part-time enrollment fee. Students not approved for part-time enrollment will be assessed the full-time enrollment semester tuition charge.
Reduced (Tuition Rate)2 - After 10 semesters of full-time study in one doctoral degree program (excluding the summer semesters), continuing students may be eligible for a reduced tuition rate. A semester of full-time study is defined as a fall or spring semester in which at least 9 hours of credit are earned. Students in the Shepherd School of Music and the School of Architecture are eligible for reduced rate tuition after six semesters of full-time study.
Student Health Insurance3 - Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.
Courses having additional charges are provided on the Course Schedule. In some cases, the associated charges may be in lieu of Rice tuition and/or required fees.
Other Potential Fees
Other potential fees may apply, based on events or specific requests.
Student Financial Responsibility
Students must adhere to the obligations described in the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement. All students are required to acknowledge the terms of this agreement before registering each term.