Visiting Students
Tuition, Fees & Expenses


What you should know

Rates provided reflect standard visiting student tuition and fee rates for Academic Year 2020-2021 and are an estimate of costs, varying based on credits enrolled and other mitigating factors. Amounts listed are per-term rates, unless noted.

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.

Tuition, Fees & Expenses - Visiting Undergraduates

Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Tuition1 $2,096 per credit
maximum $25,155
$2,096 per credit
maximum $25,155
Online Courses Early Application Discounted Tuition2 $1,677 per credit
maximum $25,155
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Audited Course Tuition $1,065 per course $1,065 per course
Audited Course Tuition - Rice Alumni $530 per course $530 per course
Student Activity Fee3 $59 $59
Recreation Center Fee3 $54 $54
Health & Wellness Support Fee3 $285.50 $285.50
Room - On Campus $4,950 $4,700
Meals - On Campus Plan $2,300 $2,150
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

Fall 2020 Spring 2021
Tuition1 $2,795 per credit
maximum $25,155
$2,795 per credit
maximum $25,155
Audited Course Tuition $1,065 per course $1,065 per course
Audited Course Tuition - Rice Alumni $530 per course $530 per course
Graduate Association Fee2 $22.50 $22.50
Student Organizations Fee2 $4 $4
Honor Council Fee2 $1 $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee2 $285.50 $285.50
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.