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 2018-2019

Tuition and FeesUndergraduate(12-19 credits)
Rhode Island Residents$14,138
Out-of-state / International$30,862
New England Regional*$23,324
Average Room and Meal Plan**$12,528
Rhode Island Residents$26,666
Out-of-state / International$43,390

For a complete listing of URI tuition and fees including graduate, per-credit, and more, please visit

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 see the New England Regional Tuition program. Note: Tuition and fees are estimated and subject to change.
** Based on standard housing and meal plans.

Financial Aid

Understanding Financial Aid

You may file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning October 1.

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, definitions of the “terminology” you will encounter during the application process, and see our “Top Ten Financial Aid Tips.”

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

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