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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 2015

2015 Summer I
10 week May 19, 2015 - July 31, 2015
5 week May 19, 2015 - June 23, 2015
3 week May 19, 2015 - June 11, 2015
2015 Summer II
5 week July 1, 2015 - August 5, 2015
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 $374
Laboratory Fee per course $386
Architectural Studio Fee per course $1,947
Legal Research Fee $143
Aesthetics Field Trip Fee $50
Computer Lab Fee $160

Summer Housing Rates 2015

Room in Bayside 10 week 5 week 3 week
1 Bedroom 2 Person Apartment $1,250 $625 $375
Quad 4/5 Person Apartment $1,250 $625 $375
Private 5 Person Apartment $1,500 $750 $450
Room in Almeida      
One Bedroom Apartment $1,250 $625 $375
Two Bedroom Apartment (Larger) $1,250 $625 $375
Two Bedroom Apartment (Smaller) $1,150 $600 $325

Summer Continuous Housing Rates 2015

Beginning of Session (May) $100
End of Session (August) $300

Summer Meal Plan Rates 2015

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 theHousing 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