University College Tuition & Fees

University College provides a valuable education you can afford and we work to connect you with resources to get you the lowest possible cost, so you can earn your degree faster and for less money.

2024-2025 Information Coming Soon

Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer 2023-2024

Direct or Billed Costs

Undergraduate Courses
  • Evening Classroom Course (3 credits): $1,299
  • Directed Seminar (3 credits): $1,299
  • Online Course (3 credits): $1,299
Corporate Rate 15%
  • Evening Classroom Course (3 credits): $1,104
  • Directed Seminar (3 credits): $1,104
  • Online Course (3 credits): $1,104
Military Online & Day Courses

   (3 semester credit hours):  $750

  • A UC student taking a day program class is $1,764 per credit so a 3 credit course would be $5,292.
  • A UC student taking 15 or more credits is charged the full-time day rate of $21,168.
Graduate Courses
  • Per Credit Tuition: $719
  • Three Credit Course: $2,157
Graduate Course Fees
  • Full-time Semester Fee (9 or more credits):     $475
  • Part-time Semester Fee (less than 9 credits):  $160
  • Online Semester Fee (online programs only):  $145
General Fees
  • Audit Fee: $513
  • Graduation Fee: $295
  • Lab Course Fee: $300
  • Late Payment Fee: $325
  • Semester Fee: $70 (only applies to Fall and Spring terms). This price is not per course you take.

Indirect Estimated Costs

Indirect estimated costs do not appear on student accounts (bills) and vary based on the individual student. Students may experience different levels of indirect expenses; however, the values listed represent allowances provided for the academic year and full time enrollment status. 

Indirect Costs for Commuters
  • Housing: $1,502
  • Food: $3,414
  • Books & Supplies: $900
  • Miscellaneous: $331
  • Transportation: $2,580
  • Loan Fees $69
Indirect Costs for Off-Campus Residency
  • Housing: $9,762
  • Food: $3,414
  • Books & Supplies: $900
  • Miscellaneous: $451
  • Transportation: $2,580
  • Loan Fees $69

Housing and Food (Commuter/Off-Campus): Includes an allowance for housing expenses (household operations, supplies, furnishings and equipment) and utilities (electric, water, cable, internet, and phone). Food estimates are based on the Cost of Food at Home Data published by the United States Department of Agriculture, adjusted for regional Cost of Living Index and inflation.

Books and Supplies: This is an estimate of the cost of books and supplies for a typical student for the entire academic year. Students will not be billed directly by ϲ for books or supplies.

Miscellaneous: The standard allowance is based on estimated costs incurred for personal expenses during the academic year including clothing, laundry, toiletries, cell phone expenses, entertainment, local transportation, additional educationally-related supplies, and other incidentals. The allowance can serve as a planning tool to help students determine how much money to have available for these expenses. These items will not appear on a student’s ϲ bill.

Transportation: This is an estimate of the cost for transportation needed to commute to and from campus, a job or internship, the cost of operating and maintaining a vehicle, and/or distance travelled to you home on scheduled breaks. 

Average Loan Fees: There is an origination fee of 1.057% for Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized student loans, which is taken out of the loan before funds are sent to ϲ. The $69 listed above is the average fee for students who borrow these loans. Actual fees will depend on the amount you borrow (if any). 

Withdrawal Policy & Refund Schedule

A direct link to view our withdrawal policy, and refund schedule.

ϲ tuition, fees and other related charges are approved by the ϲ Board of Trustees annually.  ϲ faculty and staff have designed and adapted many aspects of the traditional campus experiences and classroom instruction for our students, all of which factor into our cost and pricing decisions for the university and its program inclusive of School of Law and University College programs. ϲ continues to make significant investments in technology, training, and safety and health resources, which have been made available to ensure the continued quality educational experience for our students, whether in person or remotely accessed. Consistent with our past policies, tuition and mandatory fees will not be adjusted based on the instructional method and/or mode of academic delivery or any other changes or disruptions that may occur during the academic year such as adjustments to instructional content, schedules or the duration of the semester, inability to access Roger Williams University-maintained facilities, or cancellation of activities, events, services or programs. Tuition and mandatory fees will not be refunded in whole or in part for any reason, except as expressly provided for under the refund policy. By paying the tuition and mandatory fees, the student and anyone paying tuition on their behalf acknowledges and accepts these terms.

Aid & Resources

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Save Time, Money, & Focus On What You Need 

Prior Learning Assessment is a no-cost way for you to use what you already know through relevant learning, work, or life experience and apply it towards a degree. Through Prior Learning Assessment, you can reach your goals – whether academic or professional – faster and for less money.

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Financing Your Education 

Higher education can be one of the best investments you can make. It’s why we’re here to help you find a financial aid solution that works for you.


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Military Benefits 

Members of the Armed Forces and their family members are eligible for discounted tuition rates and other benefits.


Where Do You Live?

Do You Live in Central Falls, Cranston, East Providence, Foster, Glocester, Pawtucket or Providence? Ask about ϲ's lower-cost tuition agreements for residents of these communities

Employers & Municipalities

Many employers, including municipalities, will reimburse tuition costs. Ask your HR team for details about your benefits.

Unemployed or Underemployed?

You may be eligible for state assistance and support to obtain a microcredential in a UC certificate program, funded by the R.I. Dept. of Labor and Training. Ask  your DLT case manager.

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