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2013-2014 Tuition and Fees

For Tuition and Fees from past years, please go to: Archived Tuition and Fees .
 

 

Undergraduates     Graduates     Visiting Researcher Program (VRP) Program     Visiting Post Baccalaureate (VPB) Program   Summer School  
       

Information regarding the Visiting Researcher Program (VRP) is maintained by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Click here for a description of the program and costs.  

     

Special Fees

 

 

Undergraduate Information

 Tuition Year  

Hour  

Semester  

Annual  

Entering Fall 13 & Continuing

$1,595.00

$19,130.00

$38,260.00

5th Year Architecture

$1,595.00

$19,130.00

$38,260.00

 

Study Abroad Fees 

Fall  

Spring  

Summer 2012 

Academic Year 2013 - 2014

$365.00

$365.00

$180.00

Student Activities

$53.50

$53.50

 

 

 

Required Fees  

Fall  

Spring  

Annual  

Student Activities *

$53.50

$53.50

$107.00

Student Rec Center Fees

$48.00

$48.00

$96.00

Health Services Fee (NO SPOUSES)

$239.00

$239.00

$478.00

**Medical Insurance Premium Student Only

$785

$1,277

$2,062

 

* Fifth-year students in professional degree programs and students working toward a second bachelor's degree may pay a reduced student activities fee of $6.85 each semester, which covers the Student Association, Student Organizations Activity, University Court, and Honor Council portions of the activity fee.

 

 

**Students are automatically billed for Medical Insurance at the beginning of each term as a reminder to enroll or waive coverage. Students must submit an Application for insurance OR complete a Waiver form if covered under another medical plan of comparable coverage. If an Application or Waiver has not been submitted by August 15th for fall and January 5th for the spring, students will have their registration placed on hold. Fall Waivers are good through the Spring/Summer term.

 

NOTE: If you enroll in an Annual Plan or Waive coverage in the fall, then you are covered for the spring.  

 

If an Application or Waiver has not been submitted by the end of the 2nd week of classes, students will be automatically enrolled in an insurance plan and liable for the charges.  

 

The automatic enrollment process can take up to two weeks to complete and is not prorated. 

 

Please Note: All Waiver forms are subject to be audited. An audit can take up to two weeks to complete in which case, all accounts with a hold will not be able to update registration.  

Please visit: www.studenthealthinsurance.rice.edu for more information..

 

 

Room and Board  

Semester  

Annual  

Room

$4,400.00

$8,800.00

Board On Campus (Description)  

$2,100.00

$4,200.00

Board Off Campus Plan 5 (Description)  

$725.00

$1,450.00

Telecommunicatioon Fee (on-campus only)

$15.00

$30.00

 

Orientation Week  

Fall Semester  

Orientation Week Room & Board (Freshmen\Transfers - Fall)

$295.00

Orientation Week Activity Fee (Freshmen\Transfers - Fall)

$260.00

Orientation Week Room & Board (Coordinators - Fall)

$190.00

iPREP Room & Board Fee (Incoming International Undergraduates)

$200.00

 

Graduate Information

Grad Programs

Tuition  

Hour  

Semester/*Reduced  

Annual/*Reduced  

Architecture

$1,581

$14,221 / *$790.50

$28,442 / *$1,581

Shepherd School

$1,454

$13,080 / *$727

$26,160 / *$1,454

Professional Masters in Natural Science Entering 2013 $1,556 $14,000 $28,000

Professional Masters in Natural Science Entering 2012

$1,556

$14,000

$28,000

Professional Masters in Engineering

$1,723

$15,500

$31,000

All Others, Entering Fall 13 & Continuing

$2,126

$19,130 / *$1,063

$38,260 / *$2,126

Jones School PhD

 

$19,130 / *$1,063

$38,260 / *$2,126

Fees  

 

Semester  

Annual  

Graduate Student Association

 

$21.00

$42.00

Student Organizations Fund

 

$4.00

$8.00

Honor Council

 

$1.00

$2.00

Health Service Fee (NO SPOUSES)

 

$239.00

$478.00

**Medical Insurance Premium Student Only

   

$2,062

 

*Reduced Tuition - After six semesters of full-time study in 1 degree program (excluding the summer semesters), continuing students are eligible for a reduced tuition rate. A semester of full-time study is defined as a fall or spring semester in which at least 9 hours of credit are earned. The reduced rate, like standard rate, varies by department/program. Students who are admitted with a relevant master's degree, i.e. a master's degree that counts toward a doctoral program at Rice, may become eligible for reduced tuition earlier than those entering a doctoral program without a relevant master's degree.

 

Away Status - Graduate students pursuing their studies outside of the Houston area (Graduate students on "away" status) must be registered and pay tuition but are not required to pay the fees listed above. 

 

Masters in Liberal Studies (MLS) Grad Program

Tuition  

Per Course  

 

Masters in Liberal Studies and Postgraduate Program

$2,600

 

Fees  

Session  

  Annual  

Masters in Liberal Studies Program Stu. Activity Fee (Per Session)

$29.00

 

Req'd Fee - Grad Student Assoc (Annual Max $42)  

$21.00

$42.00

 

MBA Full Time Program

Tuition  

Semester  

Annual  

MBA Full Time Program Entering 2012

$24,250

$48,500

MBA Full Time Program Entering 2013 $24,250 $48,500

Fees  

Semester  

Annual  

Graduate Student Association

$21.00

$42.00

Student Organizations Fund

$4.00

$8.00

Honor Council

$1.00

$2.00

Health Service Fee (NO SPOUSES)

$239.00

$478.00

Jones School Student Activity Fee

$100.00

$200.00

Jones School Materials Fee

$1,025

$2,050

Jones School Admissions Administrative Fee - New Students

 

$225.00

**Medical Insurance Premium Student Only

 

$2,062

 

MBA for Professionals Program

Tuition  

2-Year Rate  

MBA for Evening Professionals Entering 2013 $95,500

MBA for Evening Professionals Entering 2012

$94,000

MBA for Weekend Professionals Entering 2013 $98,000
MBA for Weekend Professionals Entering 2012 $94,000

Medical Insurance Premium  

Annual  

**Medical Insurance Premium Student Only

$2,062

Fees   Annual  
Student Activity Fee $50.00

 

MBA for Executives Program

Tuition  

2-Year Rate  

MBA for Executives Entering 2013 $109,000

MBA for Executives Entering 2012

$104,000

Medical Insurance Premium  

Annual  

**Medical Insurance Premium Student Only

$2,062

 

 

 

**Students are automatically billed for Medical Insurance at the beginning of each term as a reminder to enroll or waive coverage. Students must submit an Application for insurance OR complete a Waiver form if covered under another medical plan of comparable coverage. If an Application or Waiver has not been submitted by August 15th for fall and January 5th for the spring, students will have their registration placed on hold. Fall Waivers are good through the Spring/Summer term.

 

NOTE: If you enroll in an Annual Plan or Waive coverage in the fall, then you are covered for the spring.  

 

If an Application or Waiver has not been submitted by the end of the 2nd week of classes, students will be automatically enrolled in an insurance plan and liable for the charges.  

 

The automatic enrollment process can take up to two weeks to complete and is not prorated. 

 

Please Note: All Waiver forms are subject to be audited. An audit can take up to two weeks to complete in which case, all accounts with a hold will not be able to update registration.  

Please visit: www.studenthealthinsurance.rice.edu for more information. 

 

 

Visiting Post Baccalaureate (VPB) Program

Tuition  

Hour  

*Semester  

Annual  

Tuition

$2,126

$19,130

$38,260

Fees  

One Time Fee  

Per Semester  

Visiting Post Baccalaureate Application Fee

$100

 

Visiting Post Baccalaureate Registration Fee

 

$90

Visiting Post Baccalaureate Late Registration Fee

 

$140

*Visiting Post Baccalaureate Full Time = 9 Hours

 

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Summer School

Charges 

 

Tuition (per credit hour)

$984.00

Application Fee(Applies to Visiting Student Only) 

$75.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Fees

 

Audit Fee:  

 

 

Rice Alumni (Per Course)

$415.00

 

All others (Per Course)

$810.00

Late Registration Fee I

$75.00

Late Registration Fee II

$125.00

Part-Time Registration Fee

$140.00

Late payment penalty

$150.00

Deferred Payment Plan Late Fee

$35.00

Returned Check Fee

$30.00

Late Course Change Fee  

 

 

Adds: Weeks 1-2

FREE  

 

 

Week 3 and after

$75.00

 

Drops: Weeks 1-7

FREE  

 

 

Week 8 and after

$75.00

Diploma Fee- Parchment

$50.00

Diploma Mailing Fee-Domestic

$30.00

Diploma Mailing Fee-International

$50.00

Diploma Facsimile

$20.00

Transcript Fee

$5.00

Letter of Standing

$5.00

College Withdrawal- Suspension

$150.00

College Withdrawal- Breaking of Lease

$750.00

Intramural Fees-Grads (optional) Must be Rec Center Member  

$20.00

Readmission Fee-Graduate Students Only

$350.00

Readmission Fee after withdrawal for non-payment

$350.00

Reinstatement Fee-Graduate Students Only

$125.00

Replacement ID-Faculty, Staff, Students

$10.00

ID-Dependents

$10.00

Undergraduate Application Fee

$75.00

Graduate Application Fee

$85.00

Jones School Application Fee-All MBA Programs

$125.00

Grad Thesis Submission Fee

$100.00