Tuition, Fees & Expenses

What you should know

Students are required to acknowledge the terms of the Student Financial Responsibility Agreement before registering each semester.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Rates provided reflect standard undergraduate tuition and fee rates for Academic Year 2023-2024 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Semester Costs Annual Costs
Full Regular Tuition $28,605 $57,210
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,384 per credit
maximum $28,605
Student Activity Fee2 $59 $118
Recreation Center Fee $61.50 $123
Health & Wellness Support Fee $338.50 $677
Room - On Campus $5,200 $10,400
Meals - On Campus Plan $2,750 $5,500
Health Insurance3
O-Week
Assessed to Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
Orientation Week Activity Fee $340
Room & Board - Students $470
Undergraduate International Orientation Fee
Incoming International Students
$395

1 Students seeking part-time enrollment must obtain approval from the Office of Academic Advising and adjust their schedule accordingly within the first two weeks of the semester enrolled. Tuition is calculated on credits enrolled plus an additional $175 part-time enrollment fee. Students not approved for part-time enrollment or students with approval who fail to adjust their schedule before the end of the second week of classes will be assessed the full-time enrollment tuition charge.

2 Fifth-year students in professional degree programs and students working toward a second bachelor’s degree pay a reduced student activities fee of $6.85 per semester, which covers the Student Association, Student Organizations Activity, University Court, and Honor Council portions of the activity fee.

3 Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Rates provided reflect standard undergraduate tuition and fee rates for Summer Sessions 2023 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Summer Sessions 2023
Tuition $500 per credit
Research Tuition1 $500 per credit, no charge first 3 credits
Domestic Internship Tuition1 $500 per credit, no charge first 3 credits
Audited Courses $500 per course
Health & Wellness Support Fee
Applies to early Fall matriculates
$176
Health Insurance2

1 Eligibility requirements can be found under the Rice Undergraduate Summer Research or Internship Experience section of the Office of the Registrar's Summer Sessions page.

2Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses

Rates provided reflect standard undergraduate tuition and fee rates for Academic Year 2022-2023 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Semester Costs Annual Costs
Full Regular Tuition $27,050 $54,100
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,254 per credit
maximum $27,050
Student Activity Fee2 $59 $118
Recreation Center Fee $57 $114
Health & Wellness Support Fee $314 $628
Room - On Campus $5,100 $10,200
Meals - On Campus Plan $2,400 $4,800
Health Insurance3
O-Week
Assessed to Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
Orientation Week Activity Fee $335
Room & Board - Students $450
Room & Board - Coordinators $300
Undergraduate International Orientation Fee
Incoming International Students
$325

1 Students seeking part-time enrollment must obtain approval from the Office of Academic Advising and adjust their schedule accordingly within the first two weeks of the semester enrolled. Tuition is calculated on credits enrolled plus an additional $175 part-time enrollment fee. Students not approved for part-time enrollment or students with approval who fail to adjust their schedule before the end of the second week of classes will be assessed the full-time enrollment tuition charge.

2 Fifth-year students in professional degree programs and students working toward a second bachelor’s degree pay a reduced student activities fee of $6.85 per semester, which covers the Student Association, Student Organizations Activity, University Court, and Honor Council portions of the activity fee.

3 Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Course Fees

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.

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