Tuition + Fees


Annual Full-Time Degree



  Student Activity $310
  Health Insurance $1,145
  Late Payment $195
  Orientation* $175

Residence Life Charges

  Room** $7,167
  Board** $5,473

Summer Program Tuition and Fees

  MDes $7,512
  INTAR MA DIS $13,288
  INTAR MA DIS Housing $2,665
  Foundation Studies $5,868
  Health Insurance $358

*Required of all incoming students
** Based on standard rates

For more information on Room and Board plans and their rates, please visit the Residence Life rate page.

The following items may also apply to you: 

Course, Lab, Material Fees
Certain courses require an additional cost for the classroom experience. These course charges may cover the usage of studios, materials, field trips or other course-related activities. A detailed list of course fees can be found in the RISD course catalog. Charges may be applied throughout the term, so it is very important to monitor your account frequently.

Library Fines
If a library book is returned late or not returned a fine will be assessed.

Tuition for Wintersession is included in the fall semester invoice for full-time registered students enrolled in the fall, or is included in the spring semester invoice for full-time registered students transferring or being readmitted to RISD in the spring. If a student enrolls in Wintersession without full-time student status during at least one semester of that academic year, a separate Wintersession tuition of $1,476 per credit hour will be invoiced. Room and board is divided evenly between the fall and spring semester invoices. For a Wintersession travel program, payment for travel costs associated with the course will be paid prior to the start of Wintersession. Please visit the Wintersession page to find out more about the programs offered.

Residence Hall Deposit
A housing deposit is required of all returning students who wish to live in on-campus housing. This deposit must be paid in the spring in order to participate in the housing lottery for the following year. The deposit is non-refundable after the housing contract has been signed. Information on how to make the deposit will be made available in early spring by Residence Life and Student Financial Services.

Residence Hall Damage Charges
A student’s room must be vacated in the condition in which it was found upon assuming occupancy. Charges are assessed for violations of the housing contract, which include, but are not limited to, damages and vandalism.

Foundation Studies students consider each other's work under the guidance of Professor Merlin Szasz.