Determining the right school comes down to several factors – often, the biggest one is affordability. At Rice, we believe that talent deserves opportunity. The brightest students shouldn't just envision themselves here, but also have confidence they can embrace the full Rice experience. We have a strong history of supporting students financially, dating back to when Rice was founded as a tuition-free institution. Today, we meet 100 percent of a student’s demonstrated need through scholarships, grants, loans and work study. Below are some of the tools and resources you will need to start your Rice journey.
We meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for admitted students. Grants are a form of gift aid students do not need to pay back. Rice offers grants from institutional, federal, and state sources as part of your need-based aid package.Learn More
Merit scholarship eligibility is determined during the admissions process, no separate application is required. These awards are based on talent and academics and are evaluated separately from need-based aid. The Office of Admission notifies scholarship winners at the time of admission to the university.Learn More
Rice participates in multiple loan programs to help families meet their educational costs not covered by need-based aid. Loan options available include federal, state, and private resources depending on eligibility. Click "Learn More" for additional information on the loan options certified through the Office of Financial AidLearn More
Scholarships and grants awarded from outside organizations are not additive to the need-based aid awarded by Rice, but are included in the need-based package, which can reduce the self-help obligation.Learn More
Through the Rice Work and Federal Work Study programs, students can seek part-time on-campus employment to help meet indirect costs such as personal expenses. For eligibility criteria and job listings, click "Learn More" for additional information.Learn More