Summer Students

Undergraduate degree-seeking students may be eligible to receive an institutional need-based grant, federal Pell Grant or request student/parent loans for the summer. Graduate degree-seeking students may be eligible to request student loans.


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Current Undergraduate Students

Degree-seeking Rice undergraduates who received need-based aid during the academic year are eligible to receive institutional need-based aid equivalent to 50% of summer tuition. Please note, summer aid is not available to seniors who have obtained enough credits to graduate by the end of the spring semester.

The Summer Rice Grant is limited to two summers (up to 9 credit hours per summer) of Rice courses during their time as a Rice undergraduate student. The Summer Rice Grant is only available for Rice online, in person, or "Rice in country" coursework and for participants in other faculty-led overseas programs offered for Rice credit during the summer. It is not available for non-Rice summer programs.

The Summer Rice Grant may be received toward up to 9 credit hours in Summer 2024.

Federal aid from the Pell Grant, federal direct loans and private loans remain available to eligible degree-seeking students that have not reached the annual or lifetime limits. Students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits) in for-credit hour courses at Rice University to be eligible for these funds.

To be reviewed for Summer Rice Grant eligibility, submit a completed Summer Request Form. Eligibility is determined after the student has enrolled in summer courses and the Summer Request Form is received. If you have questions regarding summer grant eligibility, email

Early Freshmen & Transfer Matriculants

Freshmen or transfer students who would like to take a summer course at Rice will be eligible for the discounted Rice-student tuition rate. In addition, students who qualify for need-based financial aid for the upcoming academic year will also be eligible to receive institutional need-based aid equivalent to 50% of summer tuition. Pell grant recipients may be eligible to use their federal aid toward the summer course, but must complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA.


Eligibility of your federal loans may be limited based on annual loan limits and enrollment. Undergraduates must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and graduates at least 4.5 credit hours to be eligible for federal loans. To verify your eligibility, please consult with your financial aid counselor. You may also choose to take out private loans, in which case you may select your lender and apply directly with the institution.

Use the Summer Request Form to request a summer loan. In addition, students requesting a federal loan must have a 2023-2024 FAFSA on file and for private loans, an approved loan certification from your chosen lender.

Changes in Enrollment:

Changes to your enrollment during the summer sessions must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid. Please submit a new Summer Request Form if you add or drop a new course. If funds have been released to your account and you will be withdrawing from the summer term, you must notify our office immediately. In addition, our office allows loan funds to be canceled by request within 14 days of the loan disbursement date. To submit your request, you may email

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for 2024 Summer Sessions:

  • Continuing Undergraduates: $800 per credit hour
  • Undergraduate Research: $800 per credit hour (no charge first 3 hours)
  • Domestic Internships: $800 per credit hour (no charge first 3 hours)

Graduate Tuition and Fees for 2024 Summer Sessions:

  • Continuing Graduates: Please check via the Bursar's Site for program specific tuition charges
  • Graduate Research: No Charge

*Early Fall matriculates enrolled for Summer are also billed a Health & Wellness Support Fee of $190. Some courses may have additional charges associated with them. Additional information on tuition and fees is available on the Bursar's Summer Sessions webpage.

Loan Limits for Summer Sessions:

  • Summer 1 (14 Weeks): Tuition plus $4,500 expense allowance
  • Summer 2 (3 Weeks): Tuition only
  • Summer A1 (3 Weeks): Tuition only
  • Summer B1 (7 Weeks): Tuition plus $2,000
  • Summer B2 (7 Weeks): Tuition plus $2,000
  • Summer C1 (6 Weeks): Tuition plus $2,000
  • Summer C2 (6 Weeks): Tuition plus $2,000
  • Summer D1 (10 Weeks): Tuition plus $4,500
  • Summer E1 (7 Weeks): Tuition plus $2,000
  • Summer Paris 1 (3 Weeks): See Paris Budget
  • Summer Paris 2 (3 Weeks): See Paris Budget
  • Summer Paris 3 (3 Weeks): See Paris Budget
  • Summer Paris 4 (3 Weeks): See Paris Budget
  • Summer Paris 5 (3 Weeks): See Paris Budget
  • Rice in Country 1 (6 Weeks): See Rice in Country Budget
  • Rice in Country 2 (6 Weeks): See Rice in Country Budget
  • Enrolled in Multiple Summer Sessions: Tuition plus $4,500 expense allowance
  • Full Summer Research Courses/Graduate Research: Tuition plus $4,500 expense allowance

Summer Study Abroad Programs:

Students participating in a traditional study abroad program during summer may be eligible for federal student aid such as a Pell grant or student/parent loans. A valid 2023-2024 FAFSA must be on file to determine eligibility. In addition, students may apply for private loans by applying directly with the lender and submitting the loan request form. The Summer Rice Grant is not available for summer study abroad. The total financial aid received for summer study abroad may not exceed the approved program budget received from the Study Abroad Office.

*Undergraduate students receiving a merit award who applied for need-based aid may qualify for summer assistance. Please contact our office to determine whether or not you qualify.

**Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid through Rice University.






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