2017-18 estimated costs of education


Expense Undergraduate Graduate
Tuition $48,210 $48,210
Activity fee $260 $260
Estimated housing and dining $13,050 $16,870
Estimated personal expenses, supplies and travel $6,200 $8,090
Estimated total cost of education $67,720 $73,430


2017-18 degree program costs

TUITION

Tuition Cost
$48,210

FEES

Student Activity Fee
$260

Health Insurance
$1,298

Late payment
$195

Orientation *
$175

RESIDENCE LIFE

Room & Board **
$13,050

SUMMER PROGRAM TUITION + FEES

MDes
$8,175

INTAR MA DIS
$10,475

INTAR MA DIS Housing
$2,900

Experimental and Foundation Studies
$6,380

Health insurance
$312

* Required of all incoming students
** Essential RISD Experience rate

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

Additional costs

COURSE, LAB, and 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 catalogue. 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 at all, you will be fined accordingly.

WINTERSESSION

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. Students who enroll in Wintersession without full-time student status during at least one semester of that academic year are charged a separate Wintersession tuition of $1,476 per credit hour. Room and board is divided evenly between the fall and spring semester invoices. For Wintersession travel programs, payment for travel costs associated with the course must be paid prior to the start of Wintersession.

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.