Much like Rice's admission process, the Office of Financial Aid uses a holistic evaluation to assess a family's finances. The Office of Financial Aid reviews every student’s aid application carefully to ensure that we understand each family’s unique circumstances.
Because each financial aid package is tailored to the student's and the family’s particular financial profile, we require specific applications and documents in order to offer you an appropriate package. Although you may apply for financial aid at any time, we have provided specific deadlines in each checklist in order to receive your financial aid package in a timely manner.
All incoming freshman applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. It is not necessary to apply for need-based financial aid to be considered for merit-based scholarships, and no additional applications are required.
Rice University provides need-based financial aid on a limited basis to International undergraduates. For more information please visit our International Students page.
Please review your ESTHER account for any outstanding requirements.
The FAFSA is available starting October 1st.
The CollegeBoard CSS Profile, along with your FAFSA information, will help determine your eligibility for Rice's need-based institutional funds.
The CSS Profile is available starting October 1st.
View this interactive presentation before you start your PROFILE application.
2016 Tax Returns
IRS Data Retrieval
The Office of Financial Aid at Rice University is committed to assisting students in obtaining the largest financial aid award possible. It is the students' responsibility to comply with all of the requirements of the financial aid process. In addition, our office is not responsible for students' financial obligations to Rice University.