Estimated Cost of Attendance

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Percentage of co-op employers who have said they would hire their co-op student for a full-time position

95%

Percentage of RIT students who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (e.g., volunteering, military service) within six months of graduation

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Estimated Cost of Attendance

Compared to our peer institutions, your investment in an RIT education delivers the most value and provides a significant return on your tuition dollars.

Undergraduate students who entered Fall 2018 and Fall 2019

On-Campus RIT Student
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters):
Tuition $45,244
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Room (Double) $7,902
Meals (14 Meal Plan) $5,638
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,088
Total*: $61,518
   
Commuter RIT Student (living at home)
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters):
Tuition $45,244
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Estimated Living at Home Expenses $2,670
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,350
Total: $50,910
   

* Freshman Undergraduate Students, add $250 for Orientation fees.
Transfer Undergraduate Students, add $120 for Orientation fees.
Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $460 per credit hour.
Per year amount is based on 2 semesters.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,131 for each additional credit hour. 
Students in the Honors Program are not assessed additional tuition for overloads (up to 24 credit hours).

Part Time
1 hour $1,616
2 hours $3,232
3 hours $4,848
4 hours $6,464
5 hours $8,080
6 hours $9,696
7 hours $11,312
8 hours $12,928
9 hours $14,544
10 hours $16,160
11 hours $17,776

Part Time degree seeking undergraduates are charged a $74 per semester Student Activities Fee. Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $460 per credit hour.
Students are assessed the undergraduate tuition rate for any undergraduate courses.

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

Undergraduate students who entered prior to Fall 2018

On-Campus RIT Student
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters):
Tuition $42,646
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Room (Double) $7,902
Meals (14 Meal Plan) $5,638
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,088
Total: $58,920
   
Commuter RIT Student (living at home)
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters):
Tuition $42,646
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Estimated Living at Home Expenses $2,670
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,350
Total: $48,312
   

Graduate students

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 2019 - Spring 2020
(2 semesters)
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $47,522
Student Activity Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Estimated Living Expenses2 $13,548
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses3 $2,088
Total: $63,796
   
Tuition per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $1,980
   
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
(2 semesters)
Tuition (9 credit hours) $35,640
Fees $0
Estimated Living Expenses2 $13,540
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses3 $2,088
Total: $51,268
   
Tuition per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $1,980
   

IMPORTANT NOTE: RIT health insurance is required for all full-time graduate students. 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. This fee is estimated to be $1,850 for two semesters. 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.

NTID-Sponsored Students Cost of Attendance Estimate

Undergraduate

On-Campus NTID-Sponsored Student
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters):
Tuition $17,162
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Room (Double) $7,902
Meals (14 Meal Plan) $5,638
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,088
Total: $33,436
   
Commuter NTID-Sponsored (living at home)
*Estimated Charges (2 semesters):
Tuition $17,162
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Estimated Living at Home Expenses $2,670
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,350
Total: $22,828
   

Note: International undergraduate students sponsored by NTID are charged $34,324 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, international students, transfer students or currently enrolled students.

Graduate

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) $20,034
Student Activity Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Estimated Living Expenses2 $13,540
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses3 $2,088
Total: $36,308
   
Tuition per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $835
   
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
(2 semesters)
Tuition (9 credit hours) $15,030
Fees $0
Estimated Living Expenses2 $13,540
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses3 $2,088
Total: $30,658
   
Tuition per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $835
   

Note: International graduate students enrolled in 12 to 18 credits per semester and are sponsored by NTID are charged $40,068 tuition for two semesters. International graduate students enrolled in 9 credits per semester and are sponsored by NTID are charged $30,060 for two semesters.

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

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.

RIT – An affordable investment

92%

Financial aid

Percent of full-time undergraduates who receive some type of financial assistance each year

$340M

Help covering the cost

RIT awarded $340 million from all sources to undergraduate students

65%

Scholarships

Percent of full-time first-year students who receive merit-based scholarships 

32%

Pell grants

Percent of RIT students who are Pell eligible. RIT is very accessible and serves many first-generation students

Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

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