Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Tuition and fees for all graduate students for academic year 2018-2019:

Tuition & Fees

Graduate Programs     

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Semester / Reduced1 Annual / Reduced1
Graduate Programs General Pricing (except as listed below) $2,589 $23,300 / $1,294.50 $46,600 / $2,589
Architecture
Master of Architecture
$1,762 $15,861 / $881 $31,772 / $1,726
Architecture Option 3 Extension – Minimum 3 credits
$1,762
Architecture Preceptor
$350 $700
Engineering Professional Master's $2,567 $23,100 $46,200
Humanities Master of Arts in the field of Religion $10,000 $20,000
Shepherd School of Music $1,571 $14,140 / $785.50 $28,280 / $1,571
Natural Sciences
Master of Science / Master of Science, Teaching
$2,589 $23,300 / $1,294.50 $46,600 / $2,589
Professional Science Master's - Entering Fall 2018 - 2 year rate
$2,111 $19,000 $38,000
Social Sciences
Master of Energy Economics
$28,000 $56,000
Master of Human-Computer Interaction & Human Factors
$17,500 $35,000
Master of Arts in Global Affairs - entering Fall 2018
$1,994 $17,500 $35,000
Required Fees
Graduate Student Association
$22 $44
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council
$1 $2
Health and Wellness Support Services Fee (no spouses)
$264.50 $529
Humanities Graduate Student Association Fee (School of Humanities Students only)
$2.50 $5
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)2
Fall: $1,021, Spring: $1,661 $2,682

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 are also assessed a one-time per semester part-time enrollment fee. Students not approved for part-time enrollment will be assessed the full-time enrollment tuition charge.

Programs offered by the Jones Graduate School of Business

PhD in Business

Tuition and Fees Semester / Reduced1 Annual / Reduced1
Entering Fall 2018 and continuing $23,300 / $1,294.50 $46,600 / $2,589
Required Fees
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22 $44
Student Organization Fund
$4 $8
Honor Council Fee
$1 $2
Health and Wellness Support Services Fee (no spouses)
$264.50 $529
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)2
Fall: $1,021 Spring: $1,661 $2,682

Master of Accounting (MAcc) Degree

Tuition and Fees Semester Annual
Entering Fall 2018 and continuing $26,500 $53,000
Required Fees
Graduate Student Association
$22 $44
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council
$1 $2
Health and Wellness Support Services Fee (no spouses)
$264.50 $529
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)1
Fall: $1,021 Spring: $1,661 $2,682

Full-Time MBA Degree

Tuition and Fees Semester Annual 2-Year Program
Entering Fall 2018 and continuing $29,000 $58,000 $116,0001
Required Fees
Graduate Student Association
$22 $44
Student Organization Fee
$4 $8
Honor Council
$1 $2
Health and Wellness Support Services Fee (no spouses)
$264.50 $529
MBA Materials Fee
$1,250 $2,500
FT MBA Activity Fee
$150 $300
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)2
Fall: $1,021 Spring: $1,661 $2,682

Executive MBA Degree

Tuition and Fees Semester Annual 2-Year Program
Entering Fall 2018 - 2 year rate
$31,250 $62,500 $125,0001
Required Fees
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)2
Fall: $1,021 Spring: $1,661 $2,682

MBA for Professionals — Evenings

Tuition and Fees Semester Annual 2-Year Program
Entering Fall 2018 - 2 year rate
$26,125 $52,250 $104,5001
Required Fees
MBA for Professionals Activity Fee
$50 $100
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)2
Fall: $1,021 Spring: $1,661 $2,682

MBA for Professionals — Weekends

Tuition and Fees Semester Annual 2-Year Program
Entering Fall 2018 - 2 year rate
$27,375 $54,750 $109,5001
Required Fees
MBA for Professionals Activity Fee
$50 $100
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)2
Fall: $1,021 Spring: $1,661 $2,682

MBA for Professionals — Evening Extended 

Tuition and Fees Semester
Entered Fall 2015
$1,769 per credit1
Entered Fall 2016
$1,825 per credit1
Entered Fall 2017
$1,880 per credit1
Entering Fall 2018
$1,935.19 per credit1
Required Fees
Health Insurance - Student Premium only (unless waiver has been approved)2
Fall: $1,021 Spring: $1,661

MBA@Rice (online)

Tuition Per Credit 2-Year Rate
Entering Fall 2018
$1,935.19 $104,500

Programs offered by the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Tuition and Fees Per Course
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program
Tuition
$2,850
Reduced Tuition - Alumni & Employees
$2,565
Audited Courses
$850
Master in Liberal Studies (MLS) degree program
Tuition
$2,900
Reduced Tuition - Alumni & Employees
$2,610
Audited Courses
$900
Diploma in Liberal Studies (DLS) program
Tuition
$2,950
Reduced Tuition - Alumni & Employees
$2,655
Audited Courses
$950
Required Fees for all programs1
Semester
Student Activity Fee
$48
Graduate Student Association Fee
$22
Annual
Student Activity Fee
$144
Graduate Student Association Fee
$44

Rates for Students Studying Abroad

Tuition and Fees Semester
Sponsoring Institution Agreement - Tuition Paid at Rice
Rice University Tuition
$23,300
Required Fees
Student Activity Fee
$22
Sponsoring Institution Agreement - Tuition Paid at Sponsoring Institution
Rice University Tuition
-
Required Fees
Enrollment Continuance Fee
$440
Student Activity Fee
$22

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.

Additional 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) $987
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) $20
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
Part-time Enrollment Fee $150
Payment Plan Fee $75
Readmission Fee3 $375
Reinstatement Fee4 $125
Replacement Diploma Fee $50
Replacement Rice ID $10
Returned Payment Fee $30
Transcript Fee $10
Transcript Express Delivery Fee $30

Billing Information

Electronic billing (E-Bill) is the official mechanism for student billing at Rice University. E-Bills are generated monthly. Fall and Spring E-Bills are generated on the 1st of each month, having a due date of the 10th. 

Fall semester charges are due in full by August 10. Spring semester charges are due in full by January 10. Payment Plans are available for students who wish to pay installments over the course of the semester. Accounts not enrolled in a payment plan or paid in full by the term due dates are subject to Late Payment Fees.

Summer E-Bills are generated on the 5th for Summer months, having a due date on the 15th. Charges are due by the due date on the E-Bill notice. Payment Plans are not available for the Summer semester.

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.

Refunds

Refund of Tuition and Fees 

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

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

Students withdrawing from one or more individual course(s) after that deadline 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 unforeseen circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Rice University result in curtailing classes, 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.

Federal regulations require a refund calculation for all students receiving Federal Financial Aid. The length of time during which a refund must be calculated is up to 60% of the payment period (semester). Students withdrawing on or before the 60% point in time must return a portion of the Federal Financial Aid awarded, according to the provisions of the Higher Education Act as amended. The calculation of the return of funds may result in the student owing a balance to the university and/or the Department of Education.

Refund of Credit Balances

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.

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.