Graduate Student Rates 2023-24

Full-Time Cost of Attendance (COA) details, including indirect costs

RWU 2023-24 Grad COA

Graduate Semester Fees

Mandatory Semester Fees are charged to all students in a graduate program on a per semester basis.

  • Architecture Semester Fee $475
  • Full-time Semester Fee (non-Arch 9 or more credits) $475
  • Part-time Semester Fee (non-Arch less than 9 credits) $160
  • Online Semester Fee (online programs only) $145
  • Continuous Enrollment Fee (if applicable) $300

Optional Graduate Fees

Optional Graduate Fees are charged per semester.

  • Health Services $200
  • Recreation Center $50
  • Parking Fee $87.50

General Fees

  • Application Fee $50
  • Registration Deposit $200
  • Late Fee $325

Tuition Rates

Cummings School of Architecture

Master of Architecture

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $1,812
  • Three credit class $5,436
  • Tuition per semester (12-19 credits) $21,744
Winter 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $1,290
  • 3 credit class $3,870
  • 5 credit class $6,450
  • Studio Fee $2,437

**For students who enrolled in the Architecture program prior to fall 2019 under the Affordable Excellence initiative, please see rate details here.**

-Master of Science in Preservation Practices, Preservation Practices (Certificate), Real Estate (Certificate), Urban & Regional Planning (Certificate)

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $1,091
  • Three Credit Class $3,273

Mario J. Gabelli School of Business

-Master of Business Administration

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $1,091
  • Three Credit Class  $3,273

Feinstein School of Humanities, Arts and Education

-Master of Arts in Special Education, Middle School Endorsement (Certificate)

Fall 2023, Winter 2024 & Spring 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $719
  • Three Credit Class $2,157

School of Justice Studies

-Master of Science in Leadership, Master of Public Administration, Leadership (Certificate), Public Management (Certificate), Health Care Administration (Certificate)

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $719
  • Three Credit class $2,157

-Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Master of Science in Cybersecurity, Master of Arts in Cybersecurity, Digital Forensics (Certificate), Cybersecurity (Certificate), Cyberspecialist (Certificate)

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $1,091
  • Three Credit class $3,273

Feinstein School of Social and Natural Sciences

-Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling

Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 Rates
  • Tuition (per credit) $1,091
  • Three Credit Class $3,273

Refund Policy

RWU tuition, fees and other related charges are approved by the RWU Board of Trustees annually.  RWU faculty and staff have designed and adapted many aspects of the traditional campus experiences and classroom instruction for our students, all of which factor into our cost and pricing decisions for the university and its program inclusive of School of Law and University College programs. RWU continues to make significant investments in technology, training, and safety and health resources, which have been made available to ensure the continued quality educational experience for our students, whether in person or remotely accessed. Consistent with our past policies, tuition and mandatory fees will not be adjusted based on the instructional method and/or mode of academic delivery or any other changes or disruptions that may occur during the academic year such as adjustments to instructional content, schedules or the duration of the semester, inability to access Roger Williams University-maintained facilities, or cancellation of activities, events, services or programs. Tuition and mandatory fees will not be refunded in whole or in part for any reason, except as expressly provided for under the refund policy. By paying the tuition and mandatory fees, the student and anyone paying tuition on their behalf acknowledges and accepts these terms.

Statement of Purpose: 
Roger Williams University and Roger Williams University School of Law recognize that the increasing cost of higher education has a serious impact on the ability of potential students to further their education; and this is especially true where there is more than one college-age child within a family.  The cost often impedes a student and his or her family from considering their top choice college/university.  In an effort to allow potential students and their families to have access to and the choice of considering Roger Williams University and the Roger Williams School of Law, the University has established a tuition discount in situations in which multiple siblings attend the University and/or the Law School.

If two or more siblings or step-siblings from a blended family are enrolled simultaneously as full-time students at Roger Williams University as undergraduate or graduate students, and/or at the Roger Williams University School of Law, a tuition discount will be granted to the students.  The siblings must have been accepted for admission to one or more of the component parts of the University or the Law School in accordance with all normal admission standards. 

The tuition discount rate for siblings enrolled full-time at the University or Law School is as follows:


  1. One student enrolled – no discount
  2. Two students enrolled – 10% discount for each student
  3. Three students enrolled – 10% discount for the first two students; 20% discount for the third student
  4. Four or more students enrolled - 10% discount for the first two students; 20% discount for the third student; 25% discount for each of the fourth and any additional students
  • The discount shall be applied in order of the year of enrollment of each sibling (i.e., first to enroll as an undergraduate, graduate or law school student) and the discount shall continue to be applied based upon continuous years of enrollment at the University/School of Law.  If a sibling has a break of one academic year or more (either within a degree program or moving from one degree to another), his/her date of enrollment for purposes of this policy shall re-set.
  • In the event of a discount involving more than two siblings with the same date of enrollment, the higher discount rate shall apply to the lesser tuition cost.

Siblings are eligible for tuition discount before the age of twenty–four (24) for the undergraduate program and before the age of twenty-six (26) for the graduate program and the School of Law.  The tuition discount for students shall be terminated at the end of the semester in which the student reaches the age of 24 or 26, as the case may be.

Any financial aid awarded to a sibling would reflect the discount prior to being awarded the financial aid. (This applies to all full tuition scholarships only.)

The discount shall not be applied retroactively, and cannot be combined with any other published tuition discounts.

This policy does not apply to fees and other charges.

The Bursar shall demand adequate proof that a student is eligible for the sibling tuition discount.  In most cases the required proof would be a copy of a birth certificate or proof of adoption.

Full-time Enrollment – This policy applies to siblings enrolled full-time (12 credits minimum) in an undergraduate day program leading to a Bachelor’s Degree; full-time (9 credits minimum) in a graduate program leading to a Master’s Degree; and full-time (12 credits minimum) in a School of Law program leading to a Juris Doctorate.

Sibling – One or more individuals having at least one common parent, either biological or legally adopted.

Step Sibling – One or more individuals from a blended family who reside in the same household.

Family – In addition to the standard definition of a nuclear family or a single-parent family, for the purposes of this policy, a family may consist of a situation in which one or more siblings reside with one parent, and one or more siblings reside with another parent; or one or more siblings reside in the care of a third party.

Blended Family – A blended family consists of a situation in which siblings of one parent are not related in a biological or adopted way with siblings of another parent, although all siblings reside in the same household.