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2014-2015 Academic Year - Annual Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

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
Semester Fee $1,774
Health Insurance Fee* $1,189

* 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 14, 2014.

Undergraduate Day School Tuition Freeze » (see details)

 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 at the 2012 level for the third year in a row - and then guaranteeing that it will not increase 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 2014-15 academic year, at the 2012-13 level of $29,976 and GUARANTEEING that price for all who remain continuously enrolled, full-time for four years. (Architecture majors will pay the 2012-13 tuition of $33,792).
  •  RWU has FROZEN TUITION for all currently enrolled, undergraduate, full-time day students at the 2012-13 price of $29,976 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.  (Architecture majors will continue to pay the 2012-13 tuition of $33,792).
  • Students enrolled in the Architecture 4+2 BS/MS program will have their tuition frozen at the 2012-13 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.

Special Circumstances

  •  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.

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2014-2015 Academic Year - Annual Undergraduate Housing Fees

Traditional Residence Halls
Single $9,610
Standard $7,840
 
Bayside
Single (2 people) $10,550
Quad (4 people) $10,550
Quint (single) $11,670
 
Baypoint
Double $8,050
 
Almeida
2 Person Apartment $10,550
4 Person Apartment (Double-Larger) $10,550
4 Person Apartment (Double-Smaller) $9,700
 
North Campus
Suite - Single Room $10,210
Suite - Double Room $8,400
Apartment - Private $12,540
Apartment - Shared $11,060

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2014-2015 Academic Year - Annual Undergraduate Meal Plan Fees

Full Meal Plans
 
Carte Blanche Platinum $7,024
Carte Blanche Gold $6,706
200 Block $6,706
Optional Meal Plans  
125 Block Plus $3,430
Commuter Plan $928

Meal Plans are Mandatory for traditional residence halls, Baypoint and North Campus Suites & Optional for Almeida, Bayside, North Campus Apartments and commuter students.

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Other Charges & Fees

Audit charge per course $374
Room Security Deposit (annually) $350
Laboratory fee per course $386
Music lab/instrument and/or voice lessons on-campus * $582
Music lab/instrument and/or voice lessons off-campus ** $822
Legal Research Fee $143
Late Payment Fee $270
Parking Permit $160
Transcript $5
Architectural Studio for non-architecture students (per semester) $1,947
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 $1,249 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.

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Winter Intersession 2015

Winter Intersession - Jan 5, 2015 - Jan 26, 2015

Tuition - 3 Credit Course
Traditional Course (3 credit) $966
Traditional Course (4 credit) $1,288
On-Line Course (3 credit) $1,452
On-Line Course (4 credit) $1,936
Directed Seminar (3 credit) $1,185
Co-Op Education (3 credit) $1,251
Independent Study (3 credit) $1,251
External (3 credit) $1,251
Internship (3 credit) $1,251
 
Housing Rates  
Traditional Halls TBD
Baypoint TBD
Stonewall TBD
 
Apartment Style
Bayside TBD
Almeida TBD
North Campus Suite TBD
North Campus Apartment TBD
   
Meal Plan TBD
   
General Fees (if applicable)  
Audit Fee per course $374
Laboratory Fee per course $386
Legal Research Fee $143
Computer Lab Fee $160

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Summer Sessions 2014

2014 Summer I
10 week May 20, 2014 - August 4, 2014
5 week May 20, 2014 - June 24, 2014
3 week May 20, 2014 - June 13, 2014
   
2014 Summer II
5 week June 30, 2014 - August 4, 2014
   
Tuition
Traditional Course (3 credit) $966
Traditional Course (4 credit) $1,288
On-Line Course (3 credit) $1,452
On-Line Course (4 credit) $1,936
Directed Seminar (3 credit) $1,185
Co-Op Education (3 credit) $1,251
Independent Study (3 credit) $1,251
External (3 credit) $1,251
Internship (3 credit) $1,251
General Fees (if applicable)  
Audit Fee per course $363
Laboratory Fee per course $375
Architectural Studio Fee per course $1,890
Legal Research Fee $139
Aesthetics Field Trip Fee $50
Computer Lab Fee $155

Summer Housing Rates 2014

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 2014

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

Summer Meal Plan Rates 2014

15 Block Plan $100
30 Block Plan $185

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Application Fee

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.

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Multiple Sibling Tuition Discount

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.

Policy:
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:

Schedule:

  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.

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.

DEFINITIONS:
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.

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Deposits

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 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.

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Payment of Charges & Registration for Courses

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 $270 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 Office of Student Financial Aid and Financial Planning at 1-401-254-3100.

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Payment Options

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.
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.

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy

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.

 
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. 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.

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Change of Address

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.

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