Financial Aid

Welcome. In an incredibly complex, global economy, a college education remains one of best pathways to a meaningful career and a meaningful life. We are grateful that you are considering Roger Williams University as a place that can help you reach your educational goals.

A Personalized Approach

Whether this is your first time through the college process or the fifth, you will have questions and concerns that are specific to your circumstances and specific to Roger Williams. We’re here to help. We believe that investing in college is a partnership of resources from the student and the institution along with federal, state, and other private sources. Such funding comes together differently for every family.

Investing in RWU

As you (and your family) go through the enrollment process, we hope to demonstrate that an RWU education will be an affordable and a worthwhile investment for you. We see financial planning as a vital service to help you navigate the financial process ahead.

We know there will be less expensive as well as more expensive choices for your education. It is our hope that you weigh the total cost along with the differential experience and the “fit” and value that each school offers.

Investing in You

A Roger Williams University education can be more affordable than you think. In 2012, Roger Williams launched the Affordable Excellence initiative which guarantees that full-time students will not see an increase in their tuition over the course of their studies. Compare this to the average annual tuition increase of 5% at other schools to understand the true cost of your degree. At the same time, we have increased our financial aid investments including over $52 million in institutional grants and scholarships and by hiring over 1,300 students in jobs on and off campus.

Our commitment is to work with you to develop a financial pathway to and through the university. At the end of the day we want to make sure that every family feels comfortable and confident in their higher education decision.