Outside Aid Policy
Outside aid are considered resources and will reduce the amount of need-based financial aid you are offered in the initial financial aid package. Reductions in need-based aid will occur in the following order:
*If your initial financial aid package does not include federal need-based loans or work study, then Rice Tuition Grant and other institutional/state/federal need-based grants/scholarships will be reduced first. Pell grants and Merit Scholarships will not be affected by outside aid.
Outside aid from all sources must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid. This includes outside scholarships received from:
Notification of Outside Aid
To report outside aid to the office of financial aid please visit ESTHER under the following tabs: Financial Aid/Award Status/Award for Aid Year/Resources & Additional Information. It is important to include the following:
This information may also be sent to the office of financial aid via fax, email or mail to:
Office of Financial Aid, MS-12
6100 South Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892
Checks should be made payable to Rice University or co-payable to the student and Rice University and mailed to the address above.