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.

Cost of Attendance

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $25,282 $50,564
Student Activities Fee $153 $306
Student Health Services Fee $185 $370
Rent (Rates) $4,070 $8,140
Board (Options) $2,918 $5,836
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $32,608 $65,216
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $33,652 $67,304

* Freshman Undergraduate Students, add $300 for Orientation fees.
Transfer Undergraduate Students, add $150 for Orientation fees.

Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $491 per credit hour.
Per year amount is based on 2 semesters.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,197 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 $1,710. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time degree seeking undergraduates are charged a $77 per semester Student Activities Fee.
Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $491 per credit hour.

Students enrolled into an undergraduate Applied Arts & Science program on a part-time basis are assessed tuition at the rate of $1,094 per credit hour.

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $23,482 $46,964
Student Activities Fee $153 $306
Student Health Services Fee $185 $370
Rent (Rates) $4,070 $8,140
Board (Options) $2,918 $5,836
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $30,808 $61,616
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $31,852 $63,704

* Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $491 per credit hour.
Per year amount is based on 2 semesters.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,197 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 $1,710. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time degree seeking undergraduates are charged a $77 per semester Student Activities Fee.
Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $491 per credit hour.

Students enrolled into an undergraduate Applied Arts & Science program on a part-time basis are assessed tuition at the rate of $1,094 per credit hour.

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $22,133 $44,266
Student Activities Fee $153 $306
Student Health Services Fee $185 $370
Rent (Rates) $4,070 $8,140
Board (Options) $2,918 $5,836
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $29,459 $58,918
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $30,503 $61,006

* Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $491 per credit hour.
Per year amount is based on 2 semesters.

Students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,197 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 $1,710. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time degree seeking undergraduates are charged a $77 per semester Student Activities Fee.
Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $491 per credit hour.

Students enrolled into an undergraduate Applied Arts & Science program on a part-time basis are assessed tuition at the rate of $1,094 per credit hour.

Full Time

Costs for academic year 2020-2021 12-18 Credit Hours 9 Credit Hours
Tuition $50,136 $37,602
Student Activity Fee $306 $0
Student Health Services Fee $370 $370
Estimated Living Expenses $13,976 $13,976
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses1 $2,088 $2,088
Total $66,876 $54,036
     
Tuition per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $2,089 $2,089

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 $2,089.

The RIT Online tuition rate is intended for students pursuing these 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 $1,191 per credit hour
Undergraduate RIT Online $1,094 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) $8,907 $17,814
Student Activities Fee $153 $306
Student Health Services Fee $185 $370
Rent (double room - Rates) $4,070 $8,140
Board (Options) $2,918 $5,836
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $16,233 $32,466
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $17,277 $34,554

* Freshman Undergraduate NTID Students, add $300 for Orientation fees.
Transfer Undergraduate NTID Students, add $150 for Orientation fees.

Domestic NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $519 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 $742. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time matriculated undergraduates are charged a $77 per semester Student Activities Fee.


NTID International Undergraduate

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $17,814 $35,628
Student Activities Fee $153 $306
Student Health Services Fee $185 $370
Rent (double room - Rates) $4,070 $8,140
Board (Options) $2,918 $5,836
Total Estimated Billed Expenses* $25,140 $50,280
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $26,184 $52,368

* Freshman Undergraduate NTID Students, add $300 for Orientation fees.
Transfer Undergraduate NTID Students, add $150 for Orientation fees.

International NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,038 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 $1,484. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Part Time matriculated undergraduates are charged a $77 per semester Student Activities Fee.


NTID Domestic Graduate

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $10,568 $21,136
Student Activities Fee $153 $306
Student Health Services Fee $185 $370
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $10,906 $21,812
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $11,950 $23,900

Domestic NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $660 for each additional credit hour.

Domestic NTID students are assessed credit by/experience by exam at $231 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 $880. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

Domestic NTID students are assessed credit by experience/credit by exam at $231 per credit hour.


NTID International Graduate

Full Time

Expenses Per Semester Per Year
Billable Costs
Tuition (12-18 credit hours) $21,136 $42,272
Student Activities Fee $153 $306
Student Health Services Fee $185 $370
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $21,474 $42,948
     
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $1,044 $2,088
     
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance $22,518 $45,036

International NTID students enrolled in more than 18 credit hours are charged $1,320 for each additional credit hour.

International NTID students are assessed credit by/experience by exam at $462 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 $1,760. Multiply number of credit hours by this amount to calculate your total.

International NTID students are assessed credit by experience/credit by exam at $462 per credit hour.


NTID Summer Vestibule Program

Expenses Domestic International
SVP Tuition $820 $1,640
Room $280 $280
Board $279 $279
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $1,379 $2,199

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

“The 50 Colleges that Add the Most Value” – Money Magazine

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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.

Learn more about financial aid and scholarships

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