|Tuition (12-20 credits per semester)|
|Full-time students excluding architecture majors||$29,976|
|Architecture majors, including studio fees||$33,792|
|English as a second language (ESL)||$14,988|
|Health Insurance Fee||$1,147|
* All undergraduate and Masters in Architecture students living in University housing and all international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa 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 no later than August 14, 2013 by completing the form available at: www.rwu.edu/go/insurance.
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 freezing its tuition for continuously enrolled, full-time undergraduate, day students including current students and those who enroll in spring and fall 2013, and spring 2014. Full details are outlined below*:
* 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
Tuiton Freeze-Potential Savings For Current RWU Students
Based on the national average tuition increase of 3% - 5% each year
|Current Class||Average Increase||Potential Student Savings|
|2012 Freshman||3% - 5%||$9,200 - $15,700|
|2012 Sophomore||3% - 5%||$5,500 - $9,300|
|2012 Junior||3% - 5%||$2,700 - $4,500|
|Room: Traditional Residence Halls|
|Single (2 people)||$10,240|
|Quad (4 people)||$10,240|
|2 Person Apartment||$10,240|
|4 Person Apartment (Double-Larger)||$10,240|
|4 Person Apartment (Double-Smaller)||$9,420|
|Suite Single Room||$9,910|
|Suite Double Room||$8,150|
|Apartment - Shared||$10,740|
The University offers an alternative apartment-housing option to older, non-traditional students. Students interested in this option should contact the Department of Student Life.
Full Meal Plans
|Carte Blanche Platinum||$6,820|
|Carte Blanche Gold||$6,510|
|Optional Board Plans|
|125 Block Plus||$3,330|
Meal Plans are Mandatory for traditional residence hall, Baypoint, North Campus Suite Style and Stonewall Terrace students & Optional for Almeida, Bayside, North Campus Apartments and Commuter students).
|Audit charge per course||$363|
|Laboratory fee per course||$375|
|Music lab/instrument and/or voice lessons - on campus||$565|
|Music lab/instrument and/or voice lessons - off campus||$805|
|Legal Research Fee||$139|
|Late Payment Fee||$260|
|Architectural Studio for non-architecture students (per semester)||$1,890|
|Aesthetics Field Trip||$50|
Annual charges payable in full before the beginning of the fall semester
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 $1,249 per credit. Architecture students will be charged $1,408 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.
|2013 Summer I|
|10 week||May 21, 2013 - August 5, 2013|
|5 week||May 21, 2013 - June 25, 2013|
|3 week||May 21, 2013 - June 7, 2013|
|2013 Summer II|
|5 week||July 1, 2013 - August 5, 2013|
|Traditional Course (3 credit)||$939|
|Traditional Course (4 credit)||$1,252|
|On-Line Course (3 credit)||$1,410|
|On-Line Course (4 credit)||$1,880|
|Directed Seminar (3 credit)||$1,149|
|Co-Op Education (3 credit)||$939|
|Independent Study (3 credit)||$3,072|
|External (3 credit)||$3,072|
|Internship (3 credit)||$3,072|
|General Fees (if applicable)|
|Audit Fee per course||$352|
|Laboratory Fee per course||$365|
|Architectural Studio Fee per course||$1,835|
|Legal Research Fee||$135|
|Aesthetics Field Trip Fee||$50|
|Computer Lab Fee||$150|
Summer Housing Rates 2013
|Room in Bayside||10 week||5 week||3 week||weekly|
|1 Bedroom 2 Person Apartment||$1,250||$625||$375||$125|
|Quad 4/5 Person Apartment||$1,250||$625||$375||$125|
|Private 5 Person Apartment||$1,500||$750||$450||$150|
|Room in Almeida|
|One Bedroom Apartment||$1,250||$625||$375||$125|
|Two Bedroom Apartment (Larger)||$1,250||$625||$375||$125|
|Two Bedroom Apartment (Smaller)||$1,150||$600||$325||$125|
Summer Continuous Housing Rates 2013
|Beginning of Session (May)||$100|
|End of Session (August)||$250|
Summer Meal Plan Rates 2013
|15 Block Plan||$100|
|30 Block Plan||$185|
Winter Intersession - Jan 2, 2014 - Jan 17, 2014
|Tuition - 3 Credit Course|
|Housing Rates Winter Intersession 2013||Winter 2014 TBD|
|North Campus Suites||$170|
|North Campus Apartment||$310|
|Meal Plan Board||$460|
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:
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 $200 deposit is payable when a candidate receives the letter of acceptance from the University. It is refundable until May 1 for fall semester applications and December 15 for spring semester applications, if a request in writing is made to the Office of Admissions. This deposit is credited towards tuition.
Housing Reservation Deposit
This non-refundable $350 deposit is payable when returning students have submitted a complete 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. 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 in writing to the Office of the Bursar. Authorized refunds require approximately three weeks to be processed after the written 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. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express 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 $260 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 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 Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning 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 1-800-343-0911 or the Offices of the Bursar, Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning, or Admissions.
Interest-Free 10-Month 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 10 equal monthly payments. 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, call Tuition Management Systems (TMS) at 1-800-343-0911 or write to the company at 171 Service Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886. Those interested in payment plan options should determine the cost of attending the University for the coming year, 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 is due on July 1 and the last payment is due on April 1 (ten equal payments). The Plan is very flexible, allowing participants to increase or decrease their budget amount as needed. The annual enrollment fee for the Payment Plan option is $55.
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.
Any questions regarding student account information should be directed to the Office of the Bursar (401) 254-3520, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
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:||No Refund.|
|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. Room and board charges are for a full semester and are not refundable. 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 which would result in a refund to the students accounts, 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 and the Roger Williams University Campus Recreation Center.
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.