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.

Tuition, Fees, & Expenses - Visiting Undergraduates
Tuition $2,096 per credit; maximum $25,155
Online Courses Early Application Discounted Tuition1 $1,677 per credit
Audited Course Tuition2 $1,065 per course
Audited Course Tuition - Rice Alumni2 $530 per course
Application Fee $85
Student Activity Fee $59
Recreation Center Fee $54
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Room - On Campus $4,950
Meals - On Campus $2,300
Health Insurance3
Inbound Exchange Tuition $0
Student Activity Fee $59
Recreation Center Fee $54
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Room - On Campus $4,950
Meals - On Campus $2,300
Health Insurance3
Tuition, Fees, & Expenses - Visiting Post Baccalaureates
Tuition $2,795 per credit; maximum $25,155
Audited Course Tuition2 $1,065 per course
Audited Course Tuition - Rice Alumni2 $530 per course
Application Fee $100
Graduate Association Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance3
Inbound Exchange Tuition $0
Graduate Association Fee $22.50
Student Organizations Fee $4
Honor Council Fee $1
Health & Wellness Support Fee $285.50
Health Insurance3

Online Courses Early Application Discounted Tuition1 - applies to visiting undergraduates whose applications were received by Rice University on or before July 24, 2020. Discount does not apply to audited courses.

Auditor Courses2 - required fees are not assessed for students only enrolled in audit courses.

Health Insurance3 - 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.

Additional Fees

Additional fees may apply, based on events or specific requests.

Room Information

An electronic housing agreement must be signed in Esther no later than April 30 for students to receive residential room assignments.

New students are required to submit a $100, non-refundable housing deposit no later than April 30, which will be applied to that semester’s room and board charges.

Meal Plan Information

The College Food Service provides all-you-care-to-eat meals with the purchase of the meal plan. All students living on campus must purchase a meal plan. It is recommended that students living off campus also purchase a meal plan.