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Paying for URI

At the University of Rhode Island, we understand that in order to make a fully-informed decision about where to attend college, you need to learn as much about financing your education as you do about the opportunities our university offers.

Annual, full-time costs for 2014-2015

(12-19 credits)
(9-15 credits)

$ 10,878
$ 26,444
$ 19,038

$ 11,532
$ 23,606
$ 17,298


$  1,628

$  1,442

TOTAL (without Insurance)



$ 12,506
$ 28,072
$ 20,666


$ 12,974
$ 25,048
$ 18,740

Average Room & Meal Plan** $ 11,752 Graduate Student Housing

All costs are estimated and do not include health insurance that may be waived.

* The New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program provides discounted tuition to New England residents for a select group of majors. Learn more at or look below for the New England Regional Tuition program. Note: Tuition and fees are estimated and subject to change.

** Based on standard housing and meal plans.

Understanding Financial Aid

Click here to read detailed explanations of the types of need-based aid available, definitions of the "terminology" you will encounter during the application process, and our "Top Ten Tips."  

How do you apply for financial aid?

Information on residency policies, deposits, and merit-based scholarships: