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URI Tuition & Cost

Kingston, Rhode Island

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Rhode Island Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for University of Rhode Island
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$2,082
Room and Board $13,352
Other Expenses Budget$2,446
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for University of Rhode Island
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$2,082
Room and Board $13,352
Other Expenses Budget$2,446

Residents of Rhode Island pay an annual total price of $32,052 to attend University of Rhode Island on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $12,922 for tuition, $13,352 room and board, $1,250 for books and supplies and $2,082 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $49,626 which is 54.8% higher than Rhode Island residents. The tuition charge is $30,496 while room and board is $13,352, books and supplies are $1,250 and other fees come in at $2,082.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend University of Rhode Island when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income University of Rhode Island
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$12,175
$30,001 to $48,000$13,601
$48,001 to $75,000$18,131
$75,001 to $110,000$22,796

The average reported annual net price for University of Rhode Island for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,386 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

95% of full-time undergrad University of Rhode Island received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,871 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 65% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,268 and 22% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $19,886.

Finanical Aid University of Rhode Island
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,871 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $10,105 90%
Pell Grants $5,120 26%
Other Federal Grants $1,299 3%
State and Local Grants $818 31%
Federal Student Loans $5,268 65%
Other Student Loans $19,886 22%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Rhode Island, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $58,668. The loan balance of $58,668 is a four year multiple of the $14,667 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $560 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $58,668
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $559.76
Total Interest Paid $8,502.89
Sum of All Loan Payments $67,170.89

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Rhode Island Residents Non Residents
1 $32,052 $49,626
2 $33,085 $51,226
3 $34,152 $52,878
4 $35,253 $54,583

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at University of Rhode Island to be $128,208 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 3.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at University of Rhode Island
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Rhode Island Residents $538 $1,614 $2,152
Out of State Residents $1,271 $3,813 $5,084

Estimated cost for a class at University of Rhode Island based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Rhode Island versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

University of Rhode Island Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217484 IPEDS survey data for University of Rhode Island.