Fees - Undergraduate
The fees described in the following sections are projected for the 2019–2020 academic year. Because of rising costs, the Rhode Island Board of Education reserves the right to change fees without notice as conditions necessitate.
Students are required to pay all applicable fees in accordance with the billing due dates. Also, Rhode Island College offers an extended payment plan for students who wish to pay on a monthly basis. The cost of this service is approximately $35 dollars per semester. Details are available in the Office of the Bursar.
Students accepted into a second degree undergraduate program pay undergraduate fees.
Students are responsible for informing the college of their status in order to assess the aforementioned tuition and fee charges.
New Federal Law Compliance Required for VA Approved Schools
On December 31, 2018, the President signed into law the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018.
Beginning August 1, 2019, for any student using Ch. 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill or Ch. 31 Vocational Rehab benefits, even if the VA has not yet paid tuition and fees, Rhode Island College will not:
- Prevent student from enrolling.
- Assess a late penalty fee.
- Require securing alternative or additional funding.
- Deny access to any school resource (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) that are available to other students that have paid.
In addition, the statute allows for and RIC does require Ch. 33 and Ch. 31 students to take the following additional actions:
- Submit a certificate of eligibility [or 1905] for entitlement to educational assistance no later than the first day of a course of education.
- Submit a written request to use such entitlement.
- Provide additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment.
Require additional payment or impose a fee for the amount that is the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement.