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 2021-2022 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Semester Costs Annual Costs
Full Regular Tuition $26,035 $52,070
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,170 per credit
maximum $26,035
Student Activity Fee2 $59 $118
Recreation Center Fee $54.50 $109
Health & Wellness Support Fee $299 $598
Room - On Campus $5,050 $10,100
Meals - On Campus Plan $2,350 $4,700
Health Insurance3
O-Week
Assessed to Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
Orientation Week Activity Fee $325
Room & Board - Students $400
Room & Board - Coordinators $200
Undergraduate International Orientation Fee
Incoming International Students
$75

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 2021 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Summer Sessions 2021
Tuition $300 per credit
Research Tuition1 $300 per credit, no charge first 3 credits
Domestic Internship Tuition1 $300 per credit, no charge first 3 credits
Audited Courses $500 per course
Health & Wellness Support Fee
Applies to early Fall matriculates
$159
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 2020-2021 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors.

Semester Costs Annual Costs
Full Regular Tuition $25,155 $50,110
Part-time Approved Tuition1 $2,096 per credit
maximum $25,155
Student Activity Fee2 $59 $118
Recreation Center Fee $54 $108
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50 $571
Room - On Campus $4,950 $9,900
Meals - On Campus Plan $2,300 $4,600
Health Insurance3
O-Week
Assessed to Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students
Orientation Week Activity Fee $325
Room & Board - Students $350
Room & Board - Coordinators $200
Undergraduate International Orientation Fee
Incoming International Students
$150

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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