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At Rice University, we believe cost should not be a barrier to attending one of the finest universities in the country. We admit students from all socioeconomic backgrounds and fund many students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Rice education. International students who receive need-based aid will have 100% of demonstrated need met with institutional grant aid, but are not eligible for the Rice Investment.

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Important Dates

  • Oct. 1
    2024-2025 CSS Profile available
  • Nov. 15 Due
    • 2024-2025 CSS Profile
      • School Code 6609
      • Complete using 2022 income and tax information and current asset information.
      • Custodial and non-custodial parent will each need to complete their respective profile for the student to be awarded aid.
    • 2022 Non-Custodial Parent Tax Documents (if applicable)
    • IDOC is only available for Domestic students. As an International student you will be uploading your parent and student tax documents via the applicant portal
      • If you or your parents filed foreign taxes, upload those documents with an official translation to English.
      • If you or your parents do not pay taxes, or your employer pays the taxes, please upload the income tax documents that verifies the income and taxes paid on your or your parent's behalf. If the documents are not in English, include an official translation.
      • If you or your parents filed U.S. Taxes, please upload those instead.
  • Mid-Dec
    Award notification
  • Oct. 1
    2024-2025 CSS Profile available
  • Feb. 1 Due
    • 2024-2025 CSS Profile
      • School Code 6609
      • Complete using 2022 income and tax information and current asset information.
      • Custodial and non-custodial parent will each need to complete their respective profile for the student to be awarded aid.
    • 2022 Non-Custodial Parent Tax Documents (if applicable)
    • IDOC is only available for Domestic students. As an International student you will be uploading your parent and student tax documents via the applicant portal
      • If you or your parents filed foreign taxes, upload those documents with an official translation to English.
      • If you or your parents do not pay taxes, or your employer pays the taxes, please upload the income tax documents that verifies the income and taxes paid on your or your parent's behalf. If the documents are not in English, include an official translation.
      • If you or your parents filed U.S. Taxes, please upload those instead.
  • Apr. 1
    Award notification
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Application Process

Rice University offers need-based financial aid to a limited number of international undergraduate applicants entering in the fall semester. Rice University uses the CSS Profile for international students applying for aid.

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International Freshman & Transfers

Foreign nationals who live outside the U.S. and those living in the U.S. with a valid visa are required to submit the International Student Financial Statement as a part of their application for admission. International applicants who are not requesting financial aid must show official documentation (appropriate affidavits and/or scholarship awards) of resources sufficient to cover the costs of the first year of study before their files can be reviewed for admission.

Rice’s international need-based aid policy for both admission and financial aid is need aware. This means that students who are not U.S. citizens, nor permanent residents of the U.S., nor in refugee status are considered international, and the student's financial need will be considered for both admission and financial aid. When the Committee for Admission evaluates such applications, the amount of financial aid a family might need is taken into consideration. Students who wish to be considered for financial aid must indicate their intention to apply for aid on the admission application. International students admitted without a request for financial aid cannot apply for aid in subsequent years.

We do not offer need-based or merit-based aid to international transfer applicants. This policy applies to applicants at the time of review and to admitted students, throughout their years of study at Rice.

International Student Financial Statement »

  • Fei Wang
  • Arlene Paz
  • Iris Alejandro
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  • Sandra Rivas- Administrative Assistant
  • Renelda Robles
  • Ashanti Davis
  • Raquel Arevalo
  • Julissa Disla - Assistant Director
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  • Reneisha Gray

Additional Resources

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CALL

713-348-4958

EMAIL

fina@rice.edu

WALK-IN HOURS

M-Th 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CT

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