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2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

To view an estimated "Cost of Attendance" at Rice University, please visit the website of the "Office of Financial Aid" by clicking here!  

 

For Tuition and Fees from past years, please go to: Archived Tuition and Fees .

 

Tuition and Required fees for the Fall and Spring semesters are always due the same date each year. Those dates are listed below. Failure to pay by the due date will result in an additional late payment fee

Fall Semester  
Incoming Freshmen August 1st
Returning Students August 10th
Graduate Students August 15th
 
Spring Semester  
All Students January 5th


  

Undergraduates      Graduates     Visiting Researcher Program (VRP) Program     Visiting Post Baccalaureate (VPB) Program    
       

Information regarding the Visiting Researcher Program (VRP) is maintained by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Click here for a description of the program and costs.  

   

 

 

Special Fees    

 

 Undergraduate Information 

 Tuition Year  

Hour  

Semester  

Annual  

Entering Fall 14 & Continuing

$1,662.00

$19,940.00

$39,880.00

5th Year Architecture

$1,662.00

$19,940.00

$39,880.00

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Study Abroad Fees 

Fall  

Spring  

Summer  

Academic Year 2014 - 2015

$365.00

$365.00

$180.00

Student Activities

$53.50

$53.50

 

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Required Fees  

Fall  

Spring  

Annual  

Student Activities *

$53.50

$53.50

$107.00

Student Rec Center Fees

$48.50

$48.50

$97.00

Health Services Fee (NO SPOUSES)

$241.00

$241.00

$482.00

**Health Insurance Premium Student Only  

$805.00

$1,304.00

$2,109.00

 * Fifth-year students in professional degree programs and students working toward a second bachelor's degree may pay a reduced student activities fee of $6.85 each semester, which covers the Student Association, Student Organizations Activity, University Court, and Honor Council portions of the activity fee.

  **Health Insurance: All registered students (full time, part time or those on away status) are required to maintain health insurance through Rice University or provide proof of acceptable coverage. To ensure compliance with this university policy, all students are required to either enroll in the Rice plan or complete an online waiver application identifying the Affordable Care Act compliant coverage that is in place. All students are automatically billed for Health Insurance as a reminder to enroll or waive coverage. Charges will be removed after waiver applications are approved. The insurance and waiver applications can be found on the Rice student health website: www.studenthealthinsurance.rice.edu  

 

Students who do not complete either an enrollment or waiver application by August 15th for the fall semester or January 5th for the spring semester will be considered non-compliant and an Insurance Hold put on their accounts. This prevents students from dropping or adding classes. Rice plan will remain open until the last day of the second week of classes each semester. 

 

Fall Semester students who do not complete either an enrollment or waiver application by the last day of the second week of classes will automatically be enrolled in the Annual Insurance Plan. Please note the automatic enrollment process can take up to two weeks to complete. 

 

Spring Semester students that are new or enrolled in a Fall Only Plan who do not complete either an enrollment or waiver application by the last day of the second week of classes will automatically be enrolled in the Spring Only Insurance Plan. Please note the automatic enrollment process can take up to two weeks to complete. 

 

NOTE: If you waive coverage in the fall, then you are also expected to have ACA compliant coverage for the spring.  

 

International students should visit the OISS website (http://oiss.rice.edu) for detailed information concerning the approved alternative insurance option through Student Assurance Services (SAS). Application and rate information can also be found on this website.  

For further information about health insurance, visit the www.studenthealthinsurance.rice.edu for more information..

 

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Room and Board  

Semester  

Annual  

Room

$4,550.00

$9,100.00

Board On Campus (Description)  

$2,150.00

$4,300.00

Board Off Campus Plan 5 (Description)  

$725.00

$1,450.00

Telecommunicatioon Fee (on-campus only)

$15.00

$30.00

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Orientation Week  

Fall Semester  

Orientation Week Room & Board (Freshmen\Transfers - Fall)

$295.00

Orientation Week Activity Fee (Freshmen\Transfers - Fall)

$280.00

Orientation Week Room & Board (Coordinators - Fall)

$190.00

iPREP Room & Board Fee (Incoming International Undergraduates)

$160.00

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Graduate Information

Grad Programs

Tuition  

Hour  

Semester/*Reduced  

Annual/*Reduced  

Architecture

$1,628

$14,645/ *$814

$29,290 / *$1628

Shepherd School

$1,468

$13,210/ *$734

$26,420 / *$1,468

Professional Masters in Natural Science Entering 2014

$1,612

$14,500

$29,000

Professional Masters in Natural Science Entering 2013

$1,556

$14,000

$28,000

Professional Masters in Engineering

$1,778

$16,000

$32,000

All Others, Entering Fall 13 & Continuing

$2,216

$19,940 / *$1,108

$39,880 / *$2,216

Jones School PhD

 

$19,940 / *$1,108

$38,260 / *$2,216

 Fees  

 

Semester  

Annual  

Graduate Student Association

 

$21.00

$42.00

Student Organizations Fund

 

$4.00

$8.00

Honor Council

 

$1.00

$2.00

Health Service Fee (NO SPOUSES)

 

$241.00

$482.00

**Health Insurance Premium Student Only 

   

$2,109.00

 *Reduced Tuition - After six semesters of full-time study in 1 degree program (excluding the summer semesters), continuing students are eligible for a reduced tuition rate. A semester of full-time study is defined as a fall or spring semester in which at least 9 hours of credit are earned. The reduced rate, like standard rate, varies by department/program. Students who are admitted with a relevant master's degree, i.e. a master's degree that counts toward a doctoral program at Rice, may become eligible for reduced tuition earlier than those entering a doctoral program without a relevant master's degree.

 Away Status - Graduate students pursuing their studies outside of the Houston area (Graduate students on "away" status) must be registered and pay tuition but are not required to pay the fees listed above. 

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Masters of Arts in Teaching Program

Tuition  

Per Course  

 

Masters of Arts In Teaching Program

$2,650.00

 

Fees  

Semester  

  Annual  

Graduate Student Associaion 

$21.00

$42.00

Student Organizations Fund

$4.00

$8.00

Honor Council

$1.00

$2.00

Health Service Fee (NO SPOUSES)

$241.00

$482.00

**Health Insurance Premium Student Only 

 

$2109.00

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Masters in Liberal Studies (MLS) Grad Program  

Tuition  

Per Course  

 

Masters in Liberal Studies and Postgraduate Program

$2,650.00

 

Fees  

Session  

  Annual  

Masters in Liberal Studies Program Stu. Activity Fee (Per Session)

$29.00

 

Req'd Fee - Grad Student Assoc (Annual Max $42)  

$21.00

$42.00

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MBA Full Time Program

Tuition  

Semester  

Annual  

MBA Full Time Program Entering 2014

$25,200.00

$50,400.00

MBA Full Time Program Entering 2013

$25,200.00

$50,400.00

Fees  

Semester  

Annual  

Graduate Student Association

$21.00

$42.00

Student Organizations Fund

$4.00

$8.00

Honor Council

$1.00

$2.00

Health Service Fee (NO SPOUSES)

$241.00

$482.00

Jones School Student Activity Fee

$100.00

$200.00

Jones School Materials Fee

$1,066.00

$2,132.00

Jones School Admissions Administrative Fee - New Students

 

$225.00

**Health Insurance Premium Student Only 

 

$2,109.00

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MBA for Professionals Program

Tuition  

2-Year Rate  

MBA for Evening Professionals Entering 2014

$95,500.00

MBA for Evening Professionals Entering 2013

$95,500.00

MBA for Weekend Professionals Entering 2014

$98,000.00

MBA for Weekend Professionals Entering 2013

$98,000.00

Health Insurance Premium  

Annual  

**Health Insurance Premium Student Only 

$2,109.00

Fees  

Annual  

Student Activity Fee

$50.00

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MBA for Executives Program

Tuition  

2-Year Rate  

MBA for Executives Entering 2014

$109,000.00

MBA for Executives Entering 2013

$109,000.00

Health Insurance Premium  

Annual  

**Health Insurance Premium Student Only 

$2,109.00


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Visiting Post Baccalaureate (VPB) Program

Tuition  

Hour  

*Semester  

Annual  

Tuition

$2,216.00

$19,940.00

$39,880.00

Fees  

One Time Fee  

Per Semester  

Visiting Post Baccalaureate Application Fee

$100

 

Visiting Post Baccalaureate Registration Fee

 

$90

Visiting Post Baccalaureate Late Registration Fee

 

$140

*Visiting Post Baccalaureate Full Time = 9 Hours

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Special Fees

Audit Fee:  

 

 

Rice Alumni (Per Course)

$433.00

 

All others (Per Course)

$844.00

Late Registration Fee I

$75.00

Late Registration Fee II

$125.00

Part-Time Registration Fee

$140.00

Late payment penalty

$150.00

Deferred Payment Plan Late Fee

$40.00

Returned Check Fee

$30.00

Late Course Change Fee  

 

 

Adds: Weeks 1-2

FREE  

 

 

Week 3 and after

$75.00

 

Drops: Weeks 1-7

FREE  

 

 

Week 8 and after

$75.00

Diploma Fee- Parchment

$50.00

Diploma Mailing Fee-Domestic

$30.00

Diploma Mailing Fee-International

$50.00

Diploma Facsimile

$20.00

Transcript Fee

$5.00

Letter of Standing

$5.00

College Withdrawal- Suspension

$150.00

College Withdrawal- Breaking of Lease

$750.00

Intramural Fees-Grads (optional) Must be Rec Center Member  

$20.00

Readmission Fee-Graduate Students Only

$350.00

Readmission Fee after withdrawal for non-payment

$350.00

Reinstatement Fee-Graduate Students Only

$125.00

Replacement ID-Faculty, Staff, Students

$10.00

ID-Dependents

$10.00

Undergraduate Application Fee

$75.00

Graduate Application Fee

$85.00

Jones School Application Fee-All MBA Programs

$125.00

Grad Thesis Submission Fee

$100.00

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