This webpage provides links to information about Rice University on a variety of subjects. This information may be helpful to prospective and current students, their families, high school counselors and coaches, and prospective and current employees. This information is presented to comply with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, which requires institutions of higher education to disclose information and reports on various aspects of the institution's policies, procedures, operations and costs.
Voluntary Consent for Electronic Transactions
Email and the ESTHER portal are the primary way Rice University, schools of study, and departments communicate important information to students. This includes managing your financial aid, student financial information such as your 1098T statement, class registration, and other student record actions. Some of these electronic transactions and agreements may involve financial obligations. You must provide your electronic consent to allow the University to communicate with you electronically. You granted your permission when you activated your Rice NetID.
If you choose to opt out of electronic communication and transactions, you will not have access to ESTHER and other systems linked to the NetID, which includes the majority of systems at Rice. To obtain more information about conducting business with individual campus offices offline, contact the Office of the Registrar. Note that manual, non-electronic alternatives will result in longer and delayed processing times and not all services may be available through non-electronic means.
CARES Act Emergency Funding for Student
The Coronavirus Assistance, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act approved more than $14 billion in support for higher education. Using a formula based on both total enrollment and the share of enrolled students eligible for Pell Grants, Rice University has been allocated $3,433,160 of which at least 50% must be distributed in grants to students in recognition of expenses and financial hardship related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus.
HEERF Quarterly Reports
Non-Loan Related Disclosure Requirements
Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information
- Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information: A student notification is emailed to each enrolled student annually. Paper copies available upon request.
- Contact Information for Assistance in Obtaining Institutional or Financial Aid Information
Student Financial Assistance
- Student Financial Aid Information: Prospective Students and Current Students/Graduate Students/Financial and Institutional Information
- Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations: Student notification is emailed to each enrolled student annually. Drug and alcohol education programs counseling are available through the Wellbeing and Counseling Center). The Office of Financial Aid notifies students of their loss of eligibility and ways to regain, if those cases occur.
- Study Abroad Programs: Rice-approved programs are eligible to utilize the financial aid awarded. Speak with your financial aid counselor for more information on Study Abroad Programs.
General Institutional Information
- Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
For additional information on FERPA, visit the U.S. Department of Education website.
- Consumer Information on College Navigator Website
- Facilities and Services Available to Students With Disabilities
- Student Body Diversity and additional information
- Cost of Attendance
- Net Price Calculator
- Refund Policy, Requirements for Withdrawal and for the Return of Title IV, HEA Financial Aid
- Textbook Information
- Academic Program (Educational Programs, Instructional Facilities and Faculty)
- Transfer of Credit Policies
- Institutional and Program Accreditation, Approval or Licensure. List of Accredited Programs.
For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
- Teacher Preparation Program Report
- Copyright Infringement Policies and Sanctions (including Computer Use and File Sharing)
- Vision for the Rice University Second Century, Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook,
Health and Safety
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
- Vaccination Policies
- Security Report, Timely Warnings, (Emergency Notification System and Evacuation Procedures), and Crime Log
A Student Notification is emailed to current and prospective campus community members.
- Security Report − Missing Person Notification Policy
This notice is emailed directly to students and employees.
- Fire Safety Report and Fire Log
- Information for Crime Victims About Disciplinary Hearings
- Retention Rates and additional information
- Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates (including Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rates) and College Navigator
- Placement in Employment
- Job Placement Rates
- Types of Graduate and Professional Education in which the Institution's Graduates Enroll
Intercollegiate Athletic Program
- Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data and Academic Success
- Completion/Graduation and Transfer-out Rates for Students Receiving Athletically Related Student Aid (including Disaggregated Completion/Graduation Rates).
- Voter Registration Forms: Registration cards are available in Fondren Library, Student Center Information Desk, all coordinator offices and the Rice Welcome Center. (http://www.hctax.net/Voter/Registration).
Disclosure Requirements Relating to Education Loans
L-1 State and Federal Grant Assistance for Undergraduates/Graduates
L-2 Federal Student Loan Information (including a link to Publications by Department of Education)
L-3 National Student Loan Data System
L-4 Entrance Counseling for Student Borrowers
L-5 Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
L-6 Private Education Loan Disclosures (including Self-Certification Form)
L-7 Code of Conduct for Education Loans
L-8 Preferred Lender Lists—Rice University does not have a preferred lender list. We provide a list of lenders, which students have borrowed from in the past. Our Private Loans provides a comparison tool for rates and benefits; however, students are free to choose any lender for private loans.
L-9 Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
L-10 Public Service Loan Forgiveness
L-11 Consolidation Information
L-12 Repayment Options for Loans
L-13 Deferment and Forbearance
L-14 Gainful Employment Disclosures: Rice University does not award financial aid to any students in Gainful Employment Programs.