Affordable Excellence

Since the launch of the Affordable Excellence initiative, Roger Williams University has been making a great education possible through investments in excellence in faculty, facilities and resources, while holding the line on cost.

The vision that drives Affordable Excellence is a core part of who we are. It’s our call to action to make a college education relevant, accessible and affordable. At RWU, we prepare our graduates to not only launch great careers, but also to lead great lives. Here’s how:

Providing an Excellent Education

  • By hiring faculty members who are experts in their fields, students learn from the top thought leaders and have the opportunity to collaborate on innovative research projects.
  • Our experiential learning guarantee promises that every qualified undergraduate, graduate and law student will receive practical, hands-on learning opportunities, while the School of Continuing Studies meets professional learners where they are to develop and harness an already skilled workforce. 
  • From our backyard to abroad, we’re immersed in working with local and global communities to help solve problems that matter most to society.
  • While we’re keeping costs low for students and their families, we continue to invest in state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge computing technology to ensure our students have everything they need to succeed.

Making it Affordable

A professor instructs students inside a financial trading room.Since 2012, each incoming undergraduate class has received a tuition guarantee for the duration of their 4-year full-time studies. What does this mean? Peace of mind for students and parents who will know exactly what their tuition will be and can plan accordingly.

In 2014, we expanded the tuition guarantee and also lowered the tuition rate to the RWU School of Law. As Rhode Island’s only law school and a leader in public-interest law, RWU Law also boasts being the lowest-cost private accredited law school in the entire northeast region.

At the RWU School of Continuing Studies we meet the needs of learners of all career stages where they are by awarding the most transfer and life credits for learning experiences than many higher education institutions.

And as integral part of our commitment to Affordable Excellence, we continue to invest in financial aid for Undergraduate, Graduate, Continuing Studies and Law programs.