Tuition and Fees

The value of a college education, and all the opportunities it provides, is immeasurable. RIT’s overall outcomes rate of 95% positions you for a successful career after you graduate. Your RIT degree is the building block for an outstanding future.

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

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.

Fall 2021 Cost of Attendance

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $26,015 $52,030
Student Activities Fee $158 $316
Student Health Services Fee $205 $410
Rent (Rates) $4,196 $8,392
Board (Options) $3,020 $6,040
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $33,594 $67,188
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $34,638 $69,276

* Freshman Undergraduate Students, add $325 for Orientation fees.
Transfer Undergraduate Students, add $160 for Orientation fees.

Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $510 per credit hour.
Per year amount is based on 2 semesters.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,232 for each additional credit hour. 
Students in the Honors Program are not assessed additional tuition for overloads (up to 24 credit hours).

For financial aid purposes, students living off-campus are provided the same rent and board allowance as on campus. Students living at home with a parent or a relative are provided with a modest allowance for expenses related to living at home and may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Part Time

Charge per credit hour is $1,760. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time degree seeking undergraduates are charged a $79 per semester Student Activities Fee.
Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $510 per credit hour.

Students enrolled into an undergraduate Applied Arts & Science program on a part-time basis are assessed tuition at the rate of $1,126 per credit hour.

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $24,163 $48,326
Student Activities Fee $158 $316
Student Health Services Fee $205 $410
Rent (Rates) $4,196 $8,392
Board (Options) $3,020 $6,040
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $31,742 $63,484
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $32,786 $65,572

* Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $510 per credit hour.
Per year amount is based on 2 semesters.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,232 for each additional credit hour. 
Students in the Honors Program are not assessed additional tuition for overloads (up to 24 credit hours).

For financial aid purposes, students living off-campus are provided the same rent and board allowance as on campus. Students living at home with a parent or a relative are provided with a modest allowance for expenses related to living at home and may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Part Time

Charge per credit hour is $1,760. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time degree seeking undergraduates are charged a $79 per semester Student Activities Fee.
Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $510 per credit hour.

Students enrolled into an undergraduate Applied Arts & Science program on a part-time basis are assessed tuition at the rate of $1,126 per credit hour.

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $22,775 $45,550
Student Activities Fee $158 $316
Student Health Services Fee $205 $410
Rent (Rates) $4,196 $8,392
Board (Options) $3,020 $6,040
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $30,354 $60,708
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $31,398 $62,796

* Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $510 per credit hour.
Per year amount is based on 2 semesters.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,232 for each additional credit hour. 
Students in the Honors Program are not assessed additional tuition for overloads (up to 24 credit hours).

For financial aid purposes, students living off-campus are provided the same rent and board allowance as on campus. Students living at home with a parent or a relative are provided with a modest allowance for expenses related to living at home and may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Part Time

Charge per credit hour is $1,760. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time degree seeking undergraduates are charged a $79 per semester Student Activities Fee.
Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $510 per credit hour.

Students enrolled into an undergraduate Applied Arts & Science program on a part-time basis are assessed tuition at the rate of $1,126 per credit hour.

Full Time

Costs for academic year 2021-2022 12-18 Credit Hours 9 Credit Hours
Tuition $52,092 $39,078
Student Activity Fee $316 $316
Student Health Services Fee $410 $410
Estimated Living Expenses $14,432 $14,432
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses1 $2,088 $2,088
Total $69,338 $56,324
     
Tuition per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $2,171 $2,171

IMPORTANT NOTE: RIT health insurance is required for all full-time graduate students. This fee is estimated to be $2,006 for two semesters.

1 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.

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. Payment policies, dates, and other details can be found on our Student Financial Services website.

Part Time

Part-time graduate students (1 to 8 credits) are charged the per credit hour rate of $2,171.

The RIT Online tuition rate is intended for students pursuing online programs

Graduate students with an admit date of fall 2014 or later that have been identified as pursuing their education entirely online by the Admissions Office or the Office of RIT Online are eligible to be assessed tuition at the online rate, excluding Online Executive MBA, MS Product Development and MS Manufacturing Leadership programs.

Undergraduate students with an admit date of fall 2015 or later that have been identified as pursuing their education entirely online by the Admissions Office or the Office of RIT Online are eligible to be assessed tuition at the online rate.

Online students awarded the RIT Online tuition rate may still receive financial aid award including federal government, state government, and specialized tuition assistance programs.

Courses Rate
Graduate RIT Online $1,237 per credit hour
Undergraduate RIT Online $1,126 per credit hour

Students awarded the RIT Online tuition rate are not eligible to receive:

  • RIT Merit Scholarships
  • RIT Grants
  • Graduate Internship Rate, as this only applies if awarded the standard RIT Graduate tuition rate
  • Course Audit Rate, as this only applies if awarded the standard RIT Graduate tuition rate

Online students awarded or applying for the following are not eligible to receive the RIT Online tuition rate:

NTID Domestic Undergraduate

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $9,165 $18,330
Student Activities Fee $158 $316
Student Health Services Fee $205 $410
Rent (double room - Rates) $4,196 $8,392
Board (Options) $3,020 $6,040
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $16,744 $33,488
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $17,788 $35,576

* Freshman Undergraduate NTID Students, add $325 for Orientation fees.
Transfer Undergraduate NTID Students, add $160 for Orientation fees.

Domestic NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $535 for each additional credit hour.

For financial aid purposes, students living off-campus are provided the same rent and board allowance as on campus. Students living at home with a parent or a relative are provided with a modest allowance for expenses related to living at home and may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Part Time

Charge per credit hour is $764. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time matriculated undergraduates are charged a $79 per semester Student Activities Fee.


NTID International Undergraduate

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $18,330 $36,660
Student Activities Fee $158 $316
Student Health Services Fee $205 $410
Rent (double room - Rates) $4,196 $8,392
Board (Options) $3,020 $6,040
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $25,909 $51,818
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $26,953 $53,906

* Freshman Undergraduate NTID Students, add $325 for Orientation fees.
Transfer Undergraduate NTID Students, add $160 for Orientation fees.

International NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,070 for each additional credit hour.

For financial aid purposes, students living off-campus are provided the same rent and board allowance as on campus. Students living at home with a parent or a relative are provided with a modest allowance for expenses related to living at home and may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Part Time

Charge per credit hour is $1,528. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time matriculated undergraduates are charged a $79 per semester Student Activities Fee.


NTID Domestic Graduate

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $10,875 $21,750
Student Activities Fee $158 $316
Student Health Services Fee $205 $410
Estimated Living Expenses $7,216 $14,432
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $18,454 $36,908
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $19,498 $38,996

Domestic NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $680 for each additional credit hour.

Domestic NTID students are assessed credit by/experience by exam at $238 per credit hour.

For financial aid purposes, students living off-campus are provided the same rent and board allowance as on campus. Students living at home with a parent or a relative are provided with a modest allowance for expenses related to living at home and may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Part Time

Charge per credit hour is $906. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Domestic NTID students are assessed credit by experience/credit by exam at $238 per credit hour.


NTID International Graduate

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $21,750 $43,500
Student Activities Fee $158 $316
Student Health Services Fee $205 $410
Estimated Living Expenses $7,216 $14,432
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $29,329 $58,658
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $30,373 $60,746

International NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,360 for each additional credit hour.

International NTID students are assessed credit by/experience by exam at $476 per credit hour.

For financial aid purposes, students living off-campus are provided the same rent and board allowance as on campus. Students living at home with a parent or a relative are provided with a modest allowance for expenses related to living at home and may contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.

Part Time

Charge per credit hour is $1,812. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

International NTID students are assessed credit by experience/credit by exam at $476 per credit hour.

Payment policies, dates, and other details can be found on our Student Financial Services website.

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 

94%

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

50th

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Top 50

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

At RIT, we believe costs should never keep you from earning an education and following your dreams. We offer a comprehensive, need-based financial aid program that includes scholarships, loans, grants, and student employment opportunities.

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