2018-2019 Academic Year - Annual Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
|Tuition -- Full-time students excluding architecture majors *||$16,116||$32,232|
|Tuition -- Full-time architecture majors, including studio fees *||$18,168||$36,336|
|Health Insurance Fee - academic year 2018-19 **||N/A||$2,011|
|Health Insurance Fee - spring 2018 only **||$1,130||N/A|
* A full-time, undergraduate day student is defined as a student enrolled in an undergraduate program, 12 to 20 credits per semester.
** All full-time undergraduate students (both residential and commuter), all Masters in Architecture students, and all international students must be covered by an adequate health insurance policy. Those who are covered under an existing health insurance plan may waive the University sponsored student health insurance. To waive, students are required to decline the University's insurance plan and provide information on their existing plan by completing the form available at: www.rwu.edu/go/insurance. Fall waivers are due no later than August 15, 2018.
Undergraduate Day School Tuition Freeze » (see details)Click to Open
In recognition of the critical need for families to plan for their child’s college education as early as possible, and over its full four-year span, the Board of Trustees has approved the following:
Roger Williams University is further solidifying its commitment to Affordable Excellence and is freezing tuition for the sixth year in a row - guaranteeing that it will not increase the 2018-2019 rates for four years for any full-time undergraduate day student who remains continuously enrolled. Full details are outlined below*:
- RWU is FREEZING TUITION for full-time, undergraduate day students enrolling in the 2018-19 academic year at $32,232 and GUARANTEEING that price for all who remain continuously enrolled, full-time for four years. (Architecture majors will pay tuition of $36,336).
- RWU has FROZEN TUITION for all currently enrolled, undergraduate, full-time day students and GUARANTEED that price for all students who are continuously enrolled, full-time over the next one, two or three years, depending on their current class level.
- Students enrolled in the Architecture 4+2 BS/MS program will have their tuition frozen at the current level for up to six years (12 semesters) of continuous enrollment.
- Students enrolled in any joint-degree programs other than Architecture will be guaranteed the undergraduate tuition for up to four years (eight semesters) depending on their current class level. When they move to graduate student status, they will be charged whatever the current graduate tuition is for that year.
* A full-time, undergraduate day student is defined as a student enrolled in an undergraduate program, 12 to 20 credits per semester.
For the purposes of determining eligibility for the tuition guarantee, a year is defined as two semesters.
Continuous enrollment is defined as enrollment for consecutive fall and spring semesters beginning with the first semester of enrollment. Winter intersession, summer terms and Continuing Studies courses do not count for or against a student’s maximum semesters of continuous enrollment and will be charged at the current, existing rate.
- Students on a University-approved medical leave of one semester will be allowed to return at the guaranteed tuition level. They may appeal for up to one additional semester of leave, but it must be taken contiguous to the first semester of leave. University-approved leave will not count when calculating a student’s maximum semesters of guaranteed tuition.
- Students participating in a study abroad experience/experiences who return to campus for the following semester will be allowed to return at the guaranteed tuition level. Any study abroad semester(s) will be counted as a semester/semesters of enrollment.
- Students on disciplinary suspension, who then return, will return at the incoming freshman tuition rate for that year.
- Students who withdraw and then return, will return at the incoming freshman tuition rate for that year.
- Housing Rates 2018-2019
- Meal Plan Rates 2018-2019
- Other Charges & Fees 2018-2019
- Tuition & Fees Summer Sessions 2018
- Application Fee
- Multiple Sibling Tuition Discount
- Payment of Charges & Registration for Courses
- Payment Options
- Withdrawal/Refund Policy
- Tuition Insurance
- Change of Address
2018-2019 Academic Year - Annual Undergraduate Housing Fees
Traditional Residence Halls
|2 Person Apartment (Shared)||$11,828|
|5-6 Person Apartment (Shared)||$11,828|
|5 Person Apartment (Private)||$12,972|
|2 Person Apartment (Flats)||$11,828|
|3 Person Apartment (Buildings)||$11,032|
|4 Person Apartment (Double-Larger)||$11,828|
|4 Person Apartment (Double-Smaller)||$11,032|
|3 Person Townhouse (Double-Larger)||$11,828|
|3 Person Townhouse (Private-Smaller)||$12,972|
2018-2019 Academic Year - Annual Undergraduate Meal Plan Fees
Full Meal Plans
|Carte Blanche Platinum||$7,536|
|Carte Blanche Gold||$7,194|
Optional Meal Plans
|125 Block Plus||$3,682|
Meal Plans are Mandatory for traditional residence halls, Baypoint and North Campus Suites & Optional for Almeida, Bayside, North Campus Apartments and commuter students.
|Audit Charge (per course)||$428|
|Room Security Deposit (annually)||$350|
|Laboratory Fee (per course)||$440|
|Music Lab/Instrument and/or Voice Lessons on-campus *||$657|
|Music Lab/Instrument and/or Voice Lessons off-campus **||$897|
|Late Payment Fee (per semester)||$295|
|Parking Permit (annually)||$181|
|Architectural Studio for non-architecture students (per semester)||$2,199|
|Aesthetics Field Trip||$50|
|* These fees are waived for declared Music majors and minors who demonstrate a satisfactory rate of progress in the Music program.|
|** The RWU portion of these fees is waived for declared Music majors and minors who demonstrate a satisfactory rate of progress in the Music program. All students must pay the off-campus fee of $240.|
Day students who have written authorization to take more than 20 credits (overload) will be charged for each additional credit over 20. Each credit over 20 will be charged at $1,343 per credit. Architecture students will be charged $1,514 per credit for credits over 20.
Students registering for more than 14 credits in the Continuing Studies program must pay the standard full-time day rate.
May 22, 2018 - July 31, 2018
|2018 Summer I|
|3 week||May 22, 2018 - June 14, 2018|
|5 week||May 22, 2018 - June 25, 2018|
|10 week||May 2, 2018 - July 31, 2018|
|2018 Summer II|
|5 week||June 26, 2018 - July 31, 2018|
|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||$414|
|Laboratory Fee per course||$425|
|Architectural Studio Fee per course||$2,125|
|Aesthetics Field Trip Fee||$50|
|Computer Lab Fee||$175|
Summer Housing Rates 2018
|Room in Bayside||10 week||5 week||3 week|
|1 Bedroom 2 Person Apartment||$1,415||$710||$430|
|Quad 5/6 Person Apartment||$1,415||$710||$430|
|Private 5 Person Apartment||$1,700||$850||$510|
|Room in Almeida|
|One Bedroom Apartment||$1,415||$710||$430|
|Two Bedroom Apartment (Larger)||$1,415||$710||$430|
|Two Bedroom Apartment (Smaller)||$1,320||$660||$385|
Summer Continuous Housing Rates 2018
|Beginning of Session (May)||$100|
|End of Session (August)||$450|
Summer Meal Plan Rates 2018
|15 Block Plan||$100|
|30 Block Plan||$200|
This $50 fee is payable at the time when prospective candidates file the application for admission. It is non-refundable and is not credited toward tuition.
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 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:
- One student enrolled – no discount
- Two students enrolled – 10% discount for each student
- Three students enrolled – 10% discount for the first two students; 20% discount for the third student
- 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.
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.
PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY FOR SIBLING TUITION DISCOUNT:
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.
Upon Acceptance Tuition Deposit
This non-refundable $200 deposit is payable when a candidate receives the letter of acceptance from the University. This deposit reserves admission at the University and is credited towards tuition.
Housing Reservation Deposit
This non-refundable $350 deposit is payable when returning students have submitted a completed and signed application for student housing and the housing contract is confirmed. New students (freshmen and transfers) must return this deposit with their application for student housing. The deposit may be refunded to new students prior to May 1st. This deposit is credited towards housing.
Residential Security Deposits
Undergraduates living in University housing are required to pay a $350 security deposit annually. The security deposit will be credited to the student's account after the end of the school year, following inspection of the premises and credit verification by the Office of Student Life. Normally, deposit credits are applied to reduce the next semester charges. However, refunds for credits resulting in credit balances for non-returning students may be made after deductions have been made for any unpaid charges on the student's account. Requests for refunds must be submitted online or in writing to the Office of the Bursar. Authorized refunds require approximately three weeks to be processed after the request is received.
One-half of the annual fees listed above are payable before the beginning of each semester, July 1st for the Fall Semester and January 2nd for the Spring Semester. Payment may be made in cash or personal check in person at the Bursar's Office. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and electronic checking/savings account payments may be made through Tuition Management Systems. The University considers each student responsible for payment of all charges. Accounts that are not paid in full by the above due dates will be assessed a $295 late fee.
Students shall not be permitted to register for the next semester's classes until all outstanding balances for the current semester have been paid in full. A student is considered registered only when all prior balances, present tuition, and all other charges for the semester have been paid in full. Outstanding balances are subject to a 1% per month interest charge. Students are responsible for all collection costs incurred by the University with respect to their delinquent accounts.
Registration for returning students occurs during November for the spring semester and during late March/early April for the following fall semester.
As early as possible, students and families needing financial information or assistance in financing a Roger Williams University education are urged to contact the Financial Aid Office at 1-401-254-3100.
Roger Williams University understands that families look for as many options as possible to make financing an education more convenient and affordable. Tuition Management Systems of Warwick, R.I., offers a wide array of valuable options. The available options are described below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Tuition Management Systems at 1-800-349-0208 or the Offices of the Bursar, Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning, or Admissions.
Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option
The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option, the most popular plan at the University, enables families to extend all or part of their tuition, room, board, and fees over 5 equal monthly payments per term. This eliminates the need to make lump sum payments at the start of each semester. One of the major benefits of this option is that there are no interest charges. For detailed information about the payment plans, contact Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 1-800-349-0208 or www.afford.com. Those interested in payment plan options should determine the cost of attending the University for the coming semester, subtract all net financial aid received (not including Federal Work-Study), and budget the balance through Tuition Management Systems. If your monthly payment exceeds your ability to pay, the BorrowSmart option is available through TMS and can help you meet the cost of attendance by combining the Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option with a low-interest loan.
The first payment for the fall is due on July 1 (five equal payments) and the first payment for the spring is due on December 1 (five equal payments). The Plan is very flexible, allowing participants to increase or decrease their budget amount as needed. The per term enrollment fee for the Payment Plan option is $40.
Posting of Loan and Outside Scholarship Proceeds
Payments from outside sources (e.g. state scholarship offices) will be credited to student accounts as the funds are received and recorded by the University.
Questions regarding student account information should be directed to the Office of the Bursar (401) 254-3520.
Regular Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Questions regarding financial aid and the above mentioned loan programs should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning, (401) 254-3100.
Any applicable credit to reduce tuition charges for students who leave the University will be granted upon presentation of the approved and signed Withdrawal from the University form or the Withdrawal from a Course form in accordance with the following schedule:
Fall and Spring Semesters
Before the first day of class:
100% of tuition, room, board and fees
Within the first week:
100% of tuition, forfeit one week room and board; fees non-refundable
Within the second week:
80% of tuition, room, board; fees non-refundable
Within the third week:
60% of tuition, room, board; fees non-refundable
Within the fourth week:
40% of tuition, room, board; fees non-refundable
After the fourth week:
|Winter Intersession and Summer Sessions|
|Prior to first class meeting:||100% of tuition|
|Prior to second class meeting:||50% of tuition|
|Prior to third class meeting:||25% of tuition|
|After third class meeting:||No refund|
Any outstanding balance on a student's account is deducted from the tuition credit. All fees are for a full semester and are not refundable once class has started. Students who are suspended or expelled from the University during the academic year are responsible for all charges related to the semester in which the suspension or expulsion occurred. Any credits that result in a refund to the student's account, as authorized by the Office of the Bursar, will require approximately three weeks for processing.
The Office of the Bursar does not provide check-cashing services for students. All banking services required by students must be personally arranged with local banking facilities. The University does have ATM banking machines located in the Dining Commons, the Center for Student Development, the Campus Recreation Center and Global Heritage Hall.
Protect the investment you’ve made in higher education.
We believe it’s important to offer an easy, affordable way to protect the investment your family has made in higher education. That’s why RWU has negotiated with GradGuard™ to provide our families with tuition insurance by Allianz Global Assistance featuring special plans and rates not available to the general public.
This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline that offers students and parents even greater peace of mind.
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A student must complete a Change-of-Address form in the Office of the Registrar whenever a change is made in his or her local or mailing address. This will avoid misdirection of grades, registration materials and appropriate financial documents.