Tuition and Fees

Matriculated Full-Time Students
Undergraduate (Providence and Kingston) Tuition Per Year
Rhode Island residents $11,128
Out-of-state residents 27,118
Regional students  19,474

 

Graduate

Rhode Island residents $11,796
Out-of-state residents 24,206
Regional students 17,694

 

Mandatory Fees Per Year

(1) Full-time undergraduate students admitted to a Kingston degree program, and all full-time graduate students:

Undergraduate

Registration Fee $60
Student Health Services Fee 510
Student Services Fee 1042
Technology Fee 144
Accident/Sickness Insurance 1,899
(may be waived with proof of comparable coverage)
TOTAL $3,655

 

Graduate

Registration Fee $60
Student Health Services Fee 510
Student Services Fee 852
Technology Fee 144
Accident/Sickness Insurance 1,899
(may be waived with proof of comparable coverage)
TOTAL $3,465
(2) Full-time undergraduate students admitted to a Providence degree program:
Undergraduates
Registration Fee $60
Activity Fee – Providence 40
Technology Fee 144
TOTAL $244

 

Matriculated Part-Time Students

Tuition Per Credit

Undergraduate (Providence and Kingston)

Rhode Island residents

$464

Out-of-state residents

1,130

Regional students

 812

 

Graduate

Rhode Island residents

$655

Out-of-state residents

1,345

Regional students

983

Mandatory Fees Per Semester

(1) Part-time undergraduate students admitted to a Kingston degree program, and all part-time graduate students:

Registration Fee

$30

Activity Fee (undergraduate students only)

28

Graduate Tax (graduate students only)

5

Student Services Fee (undergraduate)

 $38 per credit

Student Services Fee (graduate)

$39 per credit

Technology Fee (undergraduate and graduate)

$6 per credit

(2) Part-time undergraduate students admitted to a Providence degree program:

Activity Fee – Providence

$20

Registration Fee

30

Technology Fee

$6 per credit

Nonmatriculated Students

Tuition Per Credit

Resident

Non-Resident

001-499 Level Courses

$464

$1,130

500 Level and Above Courses

655

1,345

Mandatory Fees Per Semester

Registration Fee

$30

Activity Tax

15

Technology Fee

$6 per credit

Important Note:  Different rates may apply for graduate professional and special programs courses, travel and study abroad experiences, and fully online accelerated programs.  Please consult related department websites for specific details related to these offerings.

Mandatory Fees

Student Services Fee. This fee is mandatory for all full-time undergraduate students admitted to a Kingston degree program, and all full-time graduate students. The student services fee covers the cost of the Memorial Union, transportation, Fitness and Wellness Center, and capital projects. The undergraduate fee supports funds that are distributed to the Student Senate for a wide variety of student programs and activities. The fee paid by full-time graduate students supports the above and, instead of the undergraduate Student Senate, the Graduate Student Association.

Health Services Fee. The health fee is mandatory for all full-time undergraduate students admitted to a Kingston degree program, and all full-time graduate students.  It is optional for matriculating students admitted to a Providence degree program.   All international students are assessed this fee regardless of admin unit or credit load. Part-time, matriculating students who choose to receive their health care at URI Health Services can be assessed this fee upon request, as well as the student accident/sickness insurance fee (which may be waived with proof of comparable coverage). The health fee covers the cost of the following:

• routine office visits with URI staff providers (the full cost of visits if insurance doesn’t cover the cost and/or co-pay expenses in situations where insurance covers a portion),

• ambulance/emergency transport services (by URI EMS),

• pharmacy (most over-the-counter medicines, small co-pay for prescriptions for acute care, medications for chronic conditions at 50 percent of cost),

• administrative services provided at Health Services, and

• health education.

Accident/Sickness Insurance. It is URI policy that full-time students and all international students and their dependents, have current health insurance to provide coverage for unexpected, extended, and expensive care resulting from accidents and illnesses that are not covered by the Student HealthServices fee.   School health insurance must be purchased unless evidence of comparable coverage in another plan is provided to the University through a completed waiver form. Waivers are done on line and instructions can be found at uri.edu/health. Questions should be referred to the Health Services Insurance Office at 401.874.4774.

To waive the Accident/Sickness Insurance, a student must complete and electronically submit the waiver to Health Services each year, prior to the published deadline. Unless the waiver is received and accepted, the student is responsible for the billed amount. The Accident/Sickness Insurance is optional for part-time matriculating students.  Students who elect insurance coverage through the University are also required to pay the Health Services fee each semester that they are registered students, regardless of the number of credits they are carrying.

Technology Fee. This fee is mandatory for all students taking courses at URI, at all campuses, including students taking courses online. The technology fee covers the cost of various University technology expenses.

Additional Fees

Books and Supplies. All students—both undergraduate and graduate—should expect extra expenses each academic year for books and supplies and should allow for additional expenditures for travel and personal needs.

Credit Overload. A credit overload fee will be charged to all matriculated undergraduate students who register and/or enroll in excess of 19 credits. This fee is equivalent to the per-credit rate given for part-time undergraduate students. Matriculated graduate students who register and/or enroll in excess of 15 credits will be billed at the per-credit rate given for graduate students.

Enrollment Deposit. An enrollment deposit of $300 is required from all undergraduate students accepted into a Kingston degree program and is applied to the first-semester bill. The fall term enrollment deposit is 100 percent refundable through May 1, provided that the student sends written notification of intent to withdraw (mail to URI Office of Admission, 6 Rhody Ram Way, Kingston RI 02881). After May 1, the fall term enrollment deposit is not refundable. The spring term enrollment deposit is not refundable.

Off-Campus Study. Undergraduate students taking courses at another institution for credit at URI pay a fee of $494 per semester. (See “Off-Campus Study.”)

Graduate Continuous Registration. Graduate students maintaining continuous enrollment and registered for no credit (CRG 999) are required to pay a fee of $685 per semester.

Transcripts. A transcript service fee of $45 is assessed to all students in their first semester of enrollment at the University.

Courses. A course fee may be charged for certain undergraduate and graduate courses. Tier I fees are $25, Tier II fees are $55, and Tier III fees are $75 (per course).

Undergraduate engineering students pay a program fee of $495 per semester if attending full-time,or $41 per credit if attending part-time. Undergraduate nursing students pay a program fee of $800 if attending full-time, or $67 per credit if attending part-time, commencing in their second year.  Undergraduate pharmaceutical sciences students pay a program fee of $1,375 per semester commencing in their third year. Pharm.D students pay a program fee of $3,250 per semester commencing in their third year. Graduate physical therapy students pay a program fee of $1,800 per semester.

Expenses connected with class trips and practice teaching are charged to the students concerned.

Students taking applied music courses are charged an additional fee of $400 for a one-credit course (half hour of a private lesson per week) and $750 for courses offering two, three, four, or six credits (one hour of a private lesson per week). Applied music courses for which students are charged an additional fee are MUS 110, 210, 310, 410, and 510.

Beginning in the sophomore year, student nurses must purchase authorized uniforms and nursing equipment. The approximate cost is $300.

Graduation. All newly matriculated students will be charged a one-time fee of $110 for graduation documents. In addition, master’s degree candidates must pay a thesis-binding fee of $18, and doctoral candidates must pay dissertation-binding and microfilming fees of $88. These fees are due before candidates submit their theses or dissertations for approval by the Graduate School.

Late and Special Fees

Late Registration. A late registration fee of $75 is charged to students whose registration is not completed before the first Monday following the first day of the semester.

Late Payment. Unpaid balances following the term bill due date are subject to late payment/billing penalties which are based upon the outstanding amount due. The penalty is also applied to students who register late effective as of the end of the add period (first two weeks of classes) until date of registration and payment. The late payment fee is not cancelled nor reduced without presentation of written evidence of University error signed by an official of the University. Late payment fees are: $10 per month if the balance is over $50 and under $400; $15 per month if the balance is between $400 and $999.99; $25 per month if the balance is $1,000 or more.

Returned Payments.  A $20 returned payment fee is assessed with each check or electronic payment that is unsuccessfully transacted and returned by the bank.

University Monthly Payment Plan. The University offers a monthly payment plan to assist students and parents in meeting term bill obligations. A nonrefundable application fee is assessed upon enrollment. Please visit the Enrollment Services website at uri.edu/enrollment to review the current monthly payment plan application fees.

Partial Payment. A $30 fee is assessed when partial payments are received following the term bill due date.

Collection Agencies. Term bills that are not fully paid by the end of the semester are subject to collection activity by outside agencies.

Reassessment of Fees Policy. Fees are reassessed and adjusted according to credit enrollment, student status, residency, course level, and admin unit. This results from drop/add transactions and status changes processed during the add period. The dropping of credits after the add period will not reduce term bills. Students anticipating fee adjustments must complete all drop/add transactions by the reassessment deadline. This policy pertains but is not limited to downward billing adjustments, including the dropping of credit overload courses; a change in student status from full-time to part-time; a reduction in part-time courseload; and/or the assessment of program fees and course fees, if charged.

Tuition Waivers

The University of Rhode Island accepts tuition waivers from senior citizens, unemployed individuals, and disabled veterans; prerequisites are described below. Matriculated students who qualify for waivers must apply for financial aid, and any aid received (except loans) must be applied toward the amount waived.  All other costs of attendance are to be paid by the individual student.

For Senior Citizens. Any Rhode Island resident senior citizen who submits evidence of being 60 years of age or over and of having a household income of less than three times the federal poverty level will be allowed to take courses at any public institution of higher education in Rhode Island with the tuition waived.

For the Unemployed. Any individual who submits evidence of currently receiving unemployment benefits from the state of Rhode Island, of having a household income of less than three times the federal poverty level, and of not being claimed as a dependent by a parent (or someone else), will be allowed to pursue course work at any public institution of higher education in Rhode Island with the tuition and registration fee waived; this waiver also applies to any Rhode Island resident who submits evidence of residency and of currently receiving unemployment benefits from another state. To be eligible for the waiver, the student must have been collecting benefits within 60 days before the first day of classes.

For Disabled Veterans.  Any Rhode Island resident who submits evidence from the Department of Veteran Affairs of having a service-related disability of at least 10 percent will be allowed to take courses at any public institution of higher education in Rhode Island with the tuition waived.

Housing and Dining Options and Fees

A comprehensive description of the University’s undergraduate on-campus residence halls, suites, and apartments, and all associated housing fees, is available at housing.uri.edu. To speak to a representative about on-campus housing for undergraduate students, please call 401.874.4151. Please note that residents of the University’s residence halls and suites are required to purchase a Resident Meal Plan. For more information on resident meal plan options and fees, please visit uri.edu/dining. To speak to a representative about the University’s dining plans, please call 401.874.2055.

Housing and Dining Contract. The University’s Housing and Dining Contract is an annual and binding contract that is in effect for the entire academic year. Please note that a non-refundable housing fee is required at the time of application to reserve a room. The housing deposit for all eligible students, including freshmen, is $200. This housing application fee will be applied toward the resident’s annual housing fee. Housing and dining fees for residents of the University’s residence halls, suites, and apartments will appear on each resident’s term bill; payment is due upon receipt of this bill. Students are encouraged to make their housing deposits online via e-campus.  Checks made payable to the University of Rhode Island can also be accepted by the Office of Enrollment Services.

Residents who elect to vacate the University’s residence halls, suites, or apartments before the end of the contract period, for any reason other than dismissal from the University, may be subject to a contract cancellation fee for both the housing and dining portions of their contract. In addition, they will be billed for their actual use of the housing facilities as well as their dining plan, in accordance with the respective housing and dining refund policies.

URI is a nonsectarian institution, and resources are not available to construct special diet kitchens for religious, health, or personal reasons. A nutritionist reviews extreme medical conditions. Some medical conditions may be accommodated. Residents requesting a medical variance from the meal plan requirement must submit for approval a Medical Variance Report, completed by a physician, to URI Dining Services. To obtain this application form, contact the Campus Access Office at 401.874.2055. The University housing and dining systems operate on a computerized entry system using URI student ID cards and hand geometry readers. The student ID must be presented at all resident dining facilities.

Telecommunications Fee

There is a $278 telecommunications fee assessed to each resident of the University’s residence halls, suites, or apartments.

University Refund Policies

Refunds of payments made or reductions in amounts due to the University shall be made to students who officially withdraw or take a leave of absence according to the following scale: during the first two weeks, 80 percent; during the third week, 60 percent; during the fourth week, 40 percent; during the fifth week, 20 percent; after five weeks, none.

Students receiving Federal Title IV funds, i.e., Federal Pell grants, Direct Stafford Loans, Perkins loans, Federal PLUS loans, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity grants, or other Title IV assistance programs are subject to the federal return of funds regulation. The regulation states that Federal Title IV funds must be returned according to a pro-rata formula based upon the amount of time spent in school up to the 60th percentile of attendance. Thereafter, federal disbursements are not adjusted. For example:

Assume that a student withdraws during the third week of school after attending 20 days and the term bill has been paid entirely by a Direct Stafford loan. If the semester consists of 100 days, 80 percent of the loan must be returned to the loan fund since the student only attended 20 percent of the semester. However, the student’s bill is reduced by only 60 percent per the University’s refund policy as stated above. The student will be responsible for the difference.

Personal payments and outside scholarships and loans are not considered for refund until the term bill balance is fully paid.

Students who take a leave of absence are subject to the same federal return of Title IV funds policy as are students withdrawing from the University.

Attendance Period. For refund purposes under both policies, the attendance period begins on the first day of the semester and ends on the official date of withdrawal or leave of absence. If an official date is not known, the last known date of attendance is used. Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence during the add period (the first two weeks of classes) are assessed tuition and fees based upon the highest number of credits for which they are registered during this period.

The Accident/Sickness Insurance fee is not refundable unless the fee is waived, regardless of the date of withdrawal, since the student is covered for the entire academic year. The fee is cancelled, however, if the student withdraws prior to the first day of classes.

Indebtedness to the University. Failure to make full payment of all required fees or to resolve other debts to the University (for example, unreturned athletic equipment, overdue short-term or emergency loans, lost library books, debts to the Department of Housing and Residential Life for damages, and obligations required by the University Student Discipline System) may result in denial of registration for the following semester and/or disenrollment. Appropriate departments will provide the student with notice of the debt, reason for it, and a review, if requested. Students must fulfill all financial obligations to the University before receiving transcripts or a diploma.