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Chris Bessin

Chris Bessin returned to college and completed his engineering degree.

The University of Rhode Island offers courses at affordable rates. Scholarships and financial aid for qualified students can also reduce the costs of attending college.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees vary depending on course load, student residency and whether courses are taken at the Kingston or Providence campus. Some courses, particularly those in the sciences, may charge a special course fee to cover the costs of materials. Visit Enrollment Services for a complete list of tuition and fees. Please call Enrollment Services at 401.874.9500 or your Finish-What-You-Started Advisor for questions related to your bill.

Financial Aid

Students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for financial aid. All students are strongly encouraged to file a FAFSA every year.

Students may qualify for federal or state financial aid, which may cover all or some of tuition. Your Finish-What-You-Started Advisor can connect you to a University finanical aid counselor for addtional information. Please complete a FAFSA before meeting with a counselor. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, the College Planning Center of Rhode Island offers free help around the state. Walk-in help is also available at Enrollment Services on the Kingston and Providence campuses.

Tuition Waivers for Unemployed, Senior Citizens and Disabled Veterans

Learn more about these waivers at Enrollment Services. All waivers require students to file a FAFSA.

Finish-What-You-Started Scholarship

Students within 50 credits of graduating and planning to earn their degree at the University of Rhode Island or Rhode Island College may qualify for a Finish-What-You-Started Scholarship awarded primarily based on financial need.

Payment Plans

For families wishing to budget their annual term bill expenses into monthly installments, the University offers the URI Tuition Payment Plan. This monthly plan is an interest-free alternative to lump-sum payments at bill time. It allows the opportunity to spread annual tuition and fee expenses into 8, 9, or 10 monthly installments, depending on the date of plan enrollment. More information is available at Enrollment Services.

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