Outside awards from all sources must be reported to the office of financial aid. This includes outside scholarships received from:
Notification of Outside Awards
To report outside awards 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
Attn: Elizabeth Bandy
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.
Outside Award Policy
Outside awards 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 will not be affected by outside awards.