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 2023-2024

Tuition and Fees (Undergraduate, 12-19 credits)  
Rhode Island Residents $16,408
Out-of-state / International $35,804
New England Regional* $26,995
Average Housing and Food Costs** $14,130
Rhode Island Residents $30,538
Out-of-state / International $49,934
Regional* $41,125



Merit-based scholarships are available to qualifying students. Learn More:                                             

First-year Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

Read more about financial aid information.

* Tuition Break, an initiative of the New England Board of Higher Education, provides discounted tuition to New England residents outside of Rhode Island for a select group of majors. Learn more at or see the New England Regional Tuition program. Note: Tuition and fees are estimated and subject to change.
** Based on standard housing and food costs.

Financial Aid

Please note that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is undergoing significant revision for the 2023-2024 application cycle, and the FAFSA will not be available until sometime in December. We encourage you to complete the form as soon as it becomes available. Be sure to include the URI Federal School Code: 003414. For more information, visit  

We will begin to notify Early Action applicants of their decisions in mid-January, with rolling admission decisions after that (through end of March). Merit scholarship notification will be included in the acceptance package, and financial aid awards will be sent in early to mid-March.

Visit Enrollment Services and learn more about financial aid and definitions of the terminology you will encounter during the application process.

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