TYPES OF AID

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Just as no one school is perfect for every student, neither is any one single form of financial aid the only way to fund your Rice education. Learning the types of aid available to you is the first step to getting the assistance you need.

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Gift Aid


Gift aid is aid that does not have to be paid back. It can come in the form of grants, scholarships, merit awards, and outside aid from various sources, such as the institution, the state, private organizations, or the federal government.

Grants »

Merit Scholarships »

Self-Help Aid


Self-help aid is aid that is either earned through work or has to be paid back. This type of aid includes student employment (i.e. work study) and student loans.

Loans »

Student Employment »

Summer Aid


If you are planning on taking summer courses and are interested in your financial aid eligibility, please visit our summer page.

Summer Students »

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Connect with a Financial Aid Counselor

We know that figuring out financial aid can be a confusing and stressful process. Don't worry - our financial aid counselors are here to help. As you navigate this process, we're available to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Meet our Financial Aid Officers Email Us Schedule a 1:1 Meeting (Applicants Only)

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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