Tuition Fees & Expenses

What you should know

Rates provided reflect standard visiting student tuition and fee rates and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors. Amounts listed are per-term rates, unless noted.

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

Tuition, Fees & Expenses - Visiting Undergraduates

Semester Costs
Visiting Undergraduate Tuition1 $2,170 per credit
maximum $26,035
Audited Course Tuition $1,000 per course
Audited Course Tuition - Rice Alumni $500 per course
Student Activity Fee3 $59
Recreation Center Fee3 $54.50
Health & Wellness Support Fee3 $299
Room - On Campus $5,050
Meals - On Campus Plan $2,350
Health Insurance4

1 Tuition is not assessed to inbound exchange students.

2Online Courses Early Application Discounted Tuition applies to visiting undergraduates whose applications were received by Rice University on or before July 24, 2020. Discount does not apply to audited courses.

3Fees not assessed to students enrolled in audited courses only.

4Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses - Visiting Post Baccalaureates

Semester Costs
Visiting PB Tuition1 $2,893 per credit
maximum $26,035
Audited Course Tuition $1,000 per course
Audited Course Tuition - Rice Alumni $500 per course
Graduate Association Fee2 $22.50
Student Organizations Fee2 $4
Honor Council Fee2 $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee2 $299
Health Insurance3

1 Tuition is not assessed to inbound exchange students.

2Fees not assessed to students enrolled in audited courses only.

3Visit Student Health Insurance for rates and waiver requirements.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses - All Visiting Students

Summer Sessions 2021
Tuition $750 per credit
Audited Courses $500 per course

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.

Related Resource Pages

Rice Housing | Rice Dining | Rice Recreation | Rice University Parking

For more information on Visiting Student Programs at Rice University, visit the Office of the Registrar's Visiting Students page.