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2016-2017 Cost of Attendance

A complete listing of tuition and fees can be found on the Student Financial Services web site. Tuition expenses are lower for deaf and hard of hearing students sponsored by NTID. If you plan to live on RIT’s campus, rates for on-campus housing can be found on the Housing Operations web site. Meal plan rates can be found on the Dining Services web site and RIT’s health insurance provider is through University Health Plans, Inc.


RIT Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Estimate

Tuition expenses are lower for deaf and hard-of-hearing students sponsored by NTID.

The tuition and fees listed are for full-time RIT matriculated undergraduate day programs. A complete listing of costs for all programs can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

On-Campus RIT Student
*Estimated Charges:

  Commuter RIT Student
*Estimated Charges:

Tuition $38,024   Tuition $38,024
Student Activities Fee 274   Student Activities Fee 274
Health Fee 270   Health Fee 270
Room (Double) 7,162   Phys Ed Fee (if applicable)  
Meals 5,112   CIAS Facilities Fee (if applicable)  
Phys Ed Fee (if applicable)     Orientation Fee (assessed to all new students)  
CIAS Facilities Fee (if applicable)        
Orientation Fee (assessed to all new students)        
Total *: $50,842   Total *: $38,568

* You should plan to add variable expenses such as books, supplies, transportation and personal expenses to your net charges. These total approximately $2,026 for the year. Photo students may have higher variable expenses.

Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate eligibility for financial aid at RIT.

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RIT Graduate Cost of Attendance Estimate

Graduate Fee Schedule 2016-2017

The tuition and fees listed below are for full-time, matriculated graduate students. Tuition expenses are lower for part-time study and for deaf and hard-of-hearing students sponsored by NTID.

Charges for tuition, fees, room and board are computed on a semester basis. The university has an electronic billing (eBill) program for students. Each semester, all RIT students receive an email notification to their official university email account, stating that their eBill is available. Please visit Student Financial Services for a complete listing of costs for all programs and for more information on eServices and electronic billing.

  Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
(2 semesters)
One Semester
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $41,804 $20,902
Fees $274 $137
Subtotal $42,078 $21,039
Health Insurance1 TBA TBA
ESTIMATED Living Expenses2 $12,274 $6,137
ESTIMATED Books/Supplies/
$2,026 $1,013
Total $56,378 $28,189
CIAS Facilities Fee (if applicable)    
Tuition per credit hour
(1 - 11 credit hours)
$1,742 $1,742

International students requiring the services of our English Language Center may have additional tuition charges.

1RIT health insurance is required for all full-time graduate students. This is the annual rate for 12 months. For students entering in semesters other than Fall, this amount will be reduced. If a student does not have coverage, this requirement may be satisfied by enrolling in RIT's Basic Accident & Sickness coverage underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company. Enrollment is fully voluntary for all students except certain international students. Registered International Students with a/an A, B, E, F, G, I, J, K, O, Q, R and V visa will automatically be enrolled in this plan. More information about health insurance can be obtained from the Student Health Center.

2Estimates based on combined costs for rent, utilities and food in RIT apartments. Choice of housing will determine (and possibly increase) actual cost. If you live in RIT housing, your living expenses will vary depending on where you live. Additional information regarding on-campus housing options and costs can be reviewed online at Housing Operations.

3Photography and art students should estimate an additional $2,000 for materials and supplies per 9-month period of study.

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