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

Estimated costs for academic year 2020-21
Actual costs will be available later this spring.

Billable Costs Resident
Tuition $50,564
Student Activities Fee $306
Student Health Services Fee $370
Room (Double) $8,140
Meals $5,836
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $65,216
   
Estimated Other Expenses  
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $2,088
   
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance: $67,304

Billable expenses for commuter students include tuition and fees.  Estimated costs for meals, books, and other miscellaneous expenses is $5,144.

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 merit-based scholarships, loans, grants, and student employment opportunities. Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.   

Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate financial aid eligibility at RIT if you will be an undergraduate student who has never attended previously.

Costs for academic year 2019-2020. 

Costs for academic year 2020-2021 will be available later this spring.

Billable Costs Resident
Tuition $45,244
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Room (Double) $7,902
Meals $5,638
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $59,430
   
Estimated Other Expenses
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $2,088
   
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance: $61,518

Billable expenses for commuter students include tuition and fees.  Estimated costs for meals, books, and other miscellaneous expenses is $5,020.

Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $460 per credit hour.
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

Charge per credit hour is $1,616.
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.

Costs for academic year 2019-2020. 

Costs for academic year 2020-2021 will be available later this spring.

Billable Costs Resident
Tuition $45,244
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Room (Double) $7,902
Meals $5,638
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $59,430
   
Estimated Other Expenses  
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $2,088
   
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance: $61,518

Billable expenses for commuter students include tuition and fees.  Estimated costs for meals, books, and other miscellaneous expenses is $5,020.

Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $460 per credit hour.
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

Charge per credit hour is $1,616.
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.

Costs for academic year 2019-2020. 

Costs for academic year 2020-2021 will be available later this spring.

Billable Costs Resident
Tuition $42,646
Student Activities Fee $296
Student Health Services Fee $350
Room (Double) $7,902
Meals $5,638
Total Estimated Billed Expenses $56,832
   
Estimated Other Expenses  
Books, personal expenses, and transportation $2,088
   
Total Estimated Cost of Attendance: $58,920

Billable expenses for commuter students include tuition and fees.  Estimated costs for meals, books, and other miscellaneous expenses is $5,020.

Credit by experience/credit by exam is assessed at $460 per credit hour.
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

Charge per credit hour is $1,616.
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.

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.

Costs for academic year 2019-2020. 

Costs for academic year 2020-2021 will be available later this spring.

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

Undergraduate

NTID costs for academic year 2020-2021.

On-Campus NTID-Sponsored Student
Estimated Charges (2 semesters):
Tuition $17,814
Student Activities Fee $306
Student Health Services Fee $370
Room (Double) $8,140
Meals (10 Meal Plan) $5,836
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses $2,088
Total: $34,554
   

Note: International undergraduate students sponsored by NTID are charged $35,628 tuition in AY2020-2021 for two semesters of full-time study. Other estimates remain the same.

NTID costs for academic year 2019-2020.

On-Campus NTID-Sponsored Student
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
   

Note: International undergraduate students sponsored by NTID are charged $34,324 tuition in AY2019-2020 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.

Costs for academic year 2019-2020. 
Costs for academic year 2020-2021 will be available in February.

  12-18 Credit Hours 9 Credit Hours
Tuition $20,034 $15,030
Student Activity Fee $296 $0
Student Health Services Fee $350 $0
Estimated Living Expenses2 $13,540 $13,540
Estimated costs for books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses3 $2,088 $2,088
Total: $36,308 $30,658
     
Tuition per credit hour (1-11 credit hours) $835 $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.

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

Among the country’s best value schools – U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices”

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

 ritaid@rit.edu
 585-475-2186
 585-475-7270

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