Student athletes have the option to be evaluated for need-based institutional aid and can opt to receive need-based institutional aid in lieu of their athletic scholarship. Need-based aid eligibility is based on various factors such as family income, household size, number in college, asset information, and more. For information on applying for need-based visit Applying for Aid.
Athletic scholarship amounts are determined by the Athletics Department. We work closely with the Athletics Department to determine these amounts based on each student’s grant-in-aid percentage.
While Student athletes at Rice cannot receive both need-based institutional aid and athletic scholarships, all student athletes may apply for certain federal student aid such as the Pell Grant or Federal Direct Loans. A valid FAFSA must be on file for any federal student aid consideration.
Student athletes receiving need-based aid will have funds disbursed once per semester, which begins the Wednesday before classes begin. Disbursement will not occur until all financial aid requirements have been completed.
Student athletes on scholarship and living on-campus will have funds disbursed once per semester, which begins the Wednesday before classes begin.
Student athletes awarded off-campus room & board stipends will receive monthly disbursements from these stipends. All other awards will disburse once per semester as described above for other student athletes. You may view additional information including scheduled disbursement dates here.