Tuition and Fees

In order to make RWU more affordable to all, we offer discounted tuition, housing and dining rates during our summer sessions. Not only will you get the full RWU experience with smaller than average classes and unparalleled access to faculty members, but you'll receive the same amount of credits in a fraction of the time at a fraction of the cost. And, register for two courses (up to 8 credits) and receive a $250 credit toward your summer housing.


One of the many benefits of taking summer session courses at RWU is the reduced tuition. Depending on the type of courses you register for, your summer tuition can be as little as a quarter of the cost of regular tuition.

Summer 2017

2017 Summer I

10 weekMay 23, 2017- August 1, 2017
5 weekMay 23, 2017 - June 15, 2017
3 weekMay 23, 2017 - June 26, 2017

2017 Summer II

5 weekJune 27, 2017 - August 1, 2017
Traditional Course (3 credit)$999
Traditional Course (4 credit)$1,332
On-Line Course (3 credit)$1,299
On-Line Course (4 credit)$1,732
Directed Seminar (3 credit)$1,299
Co-Op Education (3 credit)$1,299
Independent Study (3 credit)$1,299
External (3 credit)$1,299
Internship (3 credit)$1,299
General Fees (if applicable) 
Audit Fee per course$387
Laboratory Fee per course$398
Architectural Studio Fee per course$2,005
Legal Research Fee$147
Aesthetics Field Trip Fee$50
Computer Lab Fee$170

Summer Housing Rates 2017

Room in Bayside10 week5 week3 week
1 Bedroom 2 Person Apartment$1,325$660$400
Quad 4/5 Person Apartment$1,325$660$400
Private 5 Person Apartment$1,600$800$480
Room in Almeida   
One Bedroom Apartment$1,325$660$390
Two Bedroom Apartment (Larger)$1,325$660$390
Two Bedroom Apartment (Smaller)$1,240$620$372

Summer Continuous Housing Rates 2017

Beginning of Session (May)$100
End of Session (August)$250

Summer Meal Plan Rates 2017

15 Block Plan$100
30 Block Plan$185

The Optional Summer Block plan has been designed to make summer study more affordable, and to ensure that students have access to healthy meal options during the condensed summer sessions allowing them to focus more on academics.  These block plans offer a significant discount off of our daily meal door rates of $7.25 for breakfast, $8.75 for lunch, $9.00 for weekend brunch, and $10.00 for dinner.

Summer Block Meal Plans may be purchased in the Housing Office and may not be carried over into Fall Semester meal plans.

Financial Aid and Work Study

Because most students utilize their full financial aid and work study pacakges during the course of the year, most of our summer session students obtain private loans as financing. For more general information about the types of financial aid available, visit our Financial Aid section.

Summer Employment

RWU's Career Center is open all summer. The Center's professional staff is happy to work with you to locate the resources necessary to find your summer internship, job or externship. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Career Center at (401) 254-3224 or by email at and