Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Tuition and fees for all graduate students for academic year 2021-2022:

Tuition & Fees

Graduate Programs     

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Semester / Reduced1 Annual / Reduced1
Architecture - The School of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Tuition - Students entering 2021
$1,945 $17,500 / $972.50 $35,000 / $1,945
Tuition - Continuing Students
$1,833 $16,500 / $916.50 $33,000 / $1,833
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Architecture Preceptor
Preceptor Fee
$350 $350
Health Insurance
TBA TBA
Architecture Option 3 Extension
Tuition - Students entering 2021
$1,945
Tuition - Continuing Students
$1,833
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Business - Jones Graduate School of Business
MBA Degree, Full-Time Program
Tuition
$31,750 $63,500
MBA Activity Fee
$200 $400
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
MBA Degree, Professional Program (Weekend)
Tuition
$28,762.50 $57,525
MBA Activity Fee
$100 $200
Residency Fee (Optional)
$1,500 $3,000
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
MBA Degree, Professional Program (Evening)
Tuition
$27,482.50 $54,965
MBA Activity fee
$100 $200
Residency Fee (Optional)
$1,500 $3,000
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
MBA Degree, Professional Program (Evening Extended)
Tuition - Students entering 2001
$2,035.74
Tuition - Students entering 2020
$2,035.74
Tuition - Students entering 2019
$1,995.37
Tuition - Students entering 2018
$1,935.19
Tuition - Students entering 2017
$1,880.00
MBA Activity Fee
$100 $200
Residency Fee (Optional)
$1,500 $3,000
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
MBA Degree, Executive Program
Tuition
$32,907.50 $65,815
Residency Fee (Optional)
$1,500 $3,000
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
MBA Degree, Online Program (MBA@Rice)
Tuition - Students entering 2021
$ 2,035.74
Tuition - Students entering 2020
$ 2,035.74
Tuition - Students entering 2019
$ 1,995.37
Tuition - Students entering 2018
$ 1,935.19
Tuition - Students entering 2017
$ 1,880.00
Intensive Learning Experience (as applicable)
$ 400 $ 200
Global Field Experience Fee (as applicable)
$ 1,600 $ 1,600
PhD in the field of Business
Tuition
$ 26,035 / $ 1,446.50 $ 52,070 / $ 2,893
Graduate Student Association Fee
$ 22.50 $ 45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Master of Accounting
Tuition
$ 27,812.50 $ 55,625
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Continuing Studies - Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Master of Arts in Teaching
Tuition
$670 per credit
Discounted Tuition
$335 per credit
Audited Courses
$900 per course
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Activity Fee
$52 $104
Health & Wellness Support Fee (Students enrolled in 9+ credits)
$299 $598
Master of Liberal Studies
Tuition
$1,042 per credit
Discounted Tuition
$521 per credit
Audited Courses
$900 per course
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Activity Fee
$52 $104
Health & Wellness Support Fee (Students enrolled in 9+ credits)
$299 $598
Diploma in Liberal Studies
Tuition
$1,083 per credit
Discounted Tuition
$542 per credit
Audited Courses
$900 per course
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Activity Fee
$52 $104
Health & Wellness Support Fee (Students enrolled in 9+ credits)
$299 $598
Engineering - George R. Brown School of Engineering
Master's & PhD Programs
Tuition
$2,893 $26,035 / $1,446.50 $52,070 / $2,893
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Professional Master's in Engineering
Tuition
$2,146 $25,750 $51,500
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Master of Computer Science, Online Program
Tuition
$1,667
Master of Data Science, Online Program
Tuition
$1,667
Master of Engineering Management and Leadership, Online Program
Tuition
$1,667
Humanities - School of Humanities
Master's & PhD Programs
Tuition
$2,893 $26,035 / $1,446.50 $52,070 / $2,893
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Humanities Grad Association Fee
$2.50 $5
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Master of Arts in the field of Religion
Tuition
$10,000 $20,000
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Humanities Grad Association Fee
$2.50 $5
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Music - Shepherd School of Music
Master of Music, Artist Diploma, Doctor of Musical Arts
Tuition
$1,639 $14,750 / $819.50 $29,500 / $ 1,639
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Natural Sciences - Wiess School of Natural Sciences
Master's & PhD Programs
Tuition
$2,893 $26,035 / $1,446.50 $52,070 / $2,893
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Professional Master's in Natural Sciences
Tuition - Students entering 2021
$1,500 $19,250 $38,500
Tuition - Continuing Students
$1,472 $19,125 $38,250
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Wiess Internship
Preceptor Fee
$350 $700
Health Insurance
TBA TBA
Social Sciences - School of Social Sciences
Master's & PhD Programs
Tuition
$2,893 $26,035 / $1,446.50 $52,070 / $2,893
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Human Factors
Tuition
$17,500 $35,000
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Master of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Tuition
$17,500 $35,00
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance
TBA TBA
Master of Energy Economics
Tuition
$29,000 $58,000
Graduate Student Assn Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Master of Global Affairs
Tuition
$2,167 $19,500 $39,000
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA
Master of Social Policy Evaluation
Tuition
$20,000 $40,000
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22.50 $45
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health & Wellness Support Fee
$299 $598
Health Insurance (3)
TBA TBA

Part-Time Students

Part-time enrollment refers to enrollment of less than 9 credits during a semester. Students seeking part-time enrollment must obtain approval from the Office of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies. Part-time enrollment tuition is calculated on the per-credit rate. Students not approved for part-time enrollment will be assessed the full-time enrollment tuition charge.

 

Rates for Students Studying Abroad

Tuition and Fees Semester
Sponsoring Institution Agreement - Tuition Paid at Rice
Rice University Tuition
$26,035
Required Fees
Student Activity Fee
$22.50
Sponsoring Institution Agreement - Tuition Paid at Sponsoring Institution
Rice University Tuition
--
Required Fees
Enrollment Continuance Fee
$456
Student Activity Fee
$22.50

Course Fees

Courses with additional charges are provided on the Course Schedule. In some cases the associated charges may be in lieu of Rice tuition and/or required fees.

Other Optional Fees

The following charges are separate from the regular fees. Charges due to late registration or course changes made after the deadline are described in the Registration section.

Audit Fee: Rice Alumni (per course) $500
Audit Fee: Visitors (per course) $1,000
Application Fee $85
JGSB Application Fee–all MBA programs $200
JGSB Application Fee–Master of Accounting $40
JGSB Application Fee–PhD Programs $40
Diploma Fee: Facsimile (8x10, mini-diploma) $25
Diploma Fee: Parchment (17x23, official diploma) $50
Diploma Mailing Fee: Domestic $30
Diploma Mailing Fee: International $50
Enrollment Verification $10
Late Application for Graduation $100
Late Course Change Fee (Add/Drop) $75
Late Payment Fee (calculated on amount past due) 1.5%
Late Registration Fee (Week 1-3) $75
Late Registration Fee (after Week 3) $125
Payment Plan Fee $75
Readmission Fee1 $375
Reinstatement Fee2 $150
Replacement Diploma Fee $50
Replacement Rice ID $10
Returned Payment Fee $30
Transcript Fee $10
Transcript Express Delivery Fee $30

Billing Information

Rice University uses an electronic billing system, commonly referred to as eBILL.  Each month, current term enrolled students will receive an email notification from Rice_Cashier@rice.edu, informing them of a newly published statement, along with instructions on how to view the statement within ESTHER.

Term payments are due in full based on the following schedule.  Students may enroll in a deferred payment plan where the first installment is due on the following schedule:

Summer Quadmester1 July 10
Fall Semester September 10
Fall Quadmester1 October 10
Winter Quadmester1 January 10
Spring Semester February 10
Spring Quadmester1 April 10
Summer Sessions June 10

Late Payments

Student accounts not paid in full (or whose payment plan is not current) by the billing due date will be subject to a 1.5% late fee. Late fees are calculated based on the amount past due. Students experiencing difficulty with paying their balance should contact the Cashier's Office promptly to discuss payment options.

Delinquent Accounts

Rice University reserves the right to block or cancel the registration of any student who fails to pay, when due, any indebtedness to the institution.

Academic credits, transcripts, and diplomas will be withheld until all financial obligations are paid in full.

Tuition Adjustments & Credit Balances

Tuition and Fee Reversal for Withdrawals and Drops

University Withdrawals 

Students officially withdrawing from all courses or dropping one or more course(s) are eligible for a 100% reversal of tuition and fees through the deadlines listed on the Academic Calendar by semester.

Students officially withdrawing from all courses after the 100% reversal of tuition and fee deadline are eligible for a partial reversal of tuition. Fees are not reversed. Consult the Academic Calendar for specific tuition refund prorations based on the date of withdrawal. 

Dropped Courses

Students withdrawing from one or more individual course(s) after the 100% tuition reversal period will not be eligible for a refund and will remain liable for payment of full tuition and fee charges though certain exceptions may apply, outlined in the Registration Drop/Add section. Non-attendance does not constitute an official course drop or withdrawal. All charges due to Rice University must be paid before refunds or adjustments will be permitted.

In cases of academic or disciplinary suspension, eligibility for tuition refunds and adjustments will depend on the conditions of the suspension and will be entirely at the option of the institution.  Should circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Rice University result in curtailing classes, moving classes online, closing residence facilities, or otherwise withdrawing services that are a normal function of the institution, refunds of any nature will be at the discretion of university administration. 

Financial Aid

In addition to the university's reversal schedule and in accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, if a student completely withdraws from the university and has utilized Federal Title IV funds (e.g. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant [SEOG], Academic Competitiveness Grant, National SMART Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan, Federal Direct PLUS, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS) during the semester in which they withdraw, the university will observe the federally mandated process in determining what, if any amount of money must be returned to the federal program(s).

The calculation of the return of funds may result in the student owing a balance to the university and/or the Department of Education.

Credit Balance Refunds

Student account credits resulting from excess Federal Financial Aid payments, scholarship payments, and loan payments are automatically refunded by the Cashier’s Office; however, there may be certain circumstances where credits on student accounts occur that may not be automatically refunded. Reversed charges, over payments, tuition waivers, and other varying factors may lead to a credit balance on a student account. 

For those credits not automatically refunded, students may request disbursement of the credit balance through email to cashier@rice.edu.

Credit Balance Refund Delivery

Refunds are issued daily to students that are enrolled in Electronic Refunds. For students not enrolled in Electronic Refunds, refund checks are issued weekly and are mailed directly from JP Morgan Chase to the student mailing address on record.

Student Financial Responsibility Agreement

Before enrollment for a new semester can occur, students must consent to a Student Financial Responsibility Agreement.