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Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

2018-2019 Cost of Attendance

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships provides detailed Cost of Attendance Budgets for undergraduate and graduate students. These budgets are used to determine the amount of need-based financial aid that you are eligible to receive. We also encourage families to use these budgets to plan for college expenses.

A complete listing of tuition and fees is available 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.

2018-2019 RIT Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Estimate

(for students entering Fall Semester 2018)

On-Campus RIT Student
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters): 
  Commuter RIT Student (living at home)
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters): 
Tuition $43,546   Tuition $43,546
Student Activities Fee $288   Student Activities Fee $288
Health Fee $296   Health Fee $296
Room (Double) $7,598   Estimated Living At Home Expense $2,580
Meals (14 Meal Plan) $5,448
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,054   Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,054 
         
Total: $59,230   Total: $49,020

Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate eligibility for financial aid at RIT if you will be an undergraduate student who has never attended RIT previously. It is not intended for graduate students, transfer students or currently enrolled students.

2018-2019 RIT Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Estimate

(for students enrolled prior to Fall Semester 2018)

On-Campus RIT Student
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters): 
  Commuter RIT Student (living at home)
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters): 
Tuition $41,046   Tuition $41,046
Student Activities Fee $288   Student Activities Fee $288
Health Fee $296   Health Fee $296
Room (Double) $7,598   Estimated Living At Home Expense $2,580
Meals (14 Meal Plan) $5,448
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,054   Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,310 
         
Total: $56,730   Total: $46,520

2018-2019 NTID-Sponsored Undergraduate Cost of Attendance Estimate

On-Campus NTID-Sponsored Student
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters): 
  Commuter NTID-Sponsored (living at home)
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters): 
Tuition $16,518   Tuition $16,518
Student Activities Fee $288   Student Activities Fee $288
Health Fee $296   Health Fee $296
Room (Double) $7,598   Estimated Living At Home Expense $2,580
Meals (14 Meal Plan) $5,448
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,054   Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,054 
         
Total: $32,202   Total: $21,736

Note: International undergraduate students sponsored by NTID are charged $33,036 tuition for two semesters of full-time study. Other estimates remain the same.

Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate financial aid eligibility at NTID if you will be an NTID undergraduate student who has never attended previously. It is not intended for graduate students, transfer students or currently enrolled students.

2018-2019 RIT Graduate Cost of Attendance Estimate

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 2018 - Spring 2019
(2 semesters)
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $45,520
Fees $288
 
Estimated Living Expenses2 $13,046
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses3 $2,054
Total $60,908
 
Tuition per credit hour
(1 - 11 credit hours)
$1,897

1 RIT 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.

2 Estimates 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.

2018-2019 NTID-Sponsored Graduate Cost of Attendance Estimate

  Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
(2 semesters)
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $19,190
Fees $288
 
Estimated Living Expenses2 $13,046
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses3 $2,054
Total $34,578
 
Tuition per credit hour
(1 - 11 credit hours)
$1,897

Note: International graduate students sponsored by NTID are charged $38,380 tuition for two semesters of full-time study.

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.