Rice University

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2019-2020 school year. Amounts will change slightly from year to year, but as the cost of college increases, the scholarship packages will correspondingly increase. Your official financial aid award will be included in a letter directly from Rice.

Annual Cost of Attendance



Room & Board


Books & Supplies






Required Fees




How Costs Are Covered (annually)



Federal Work-Study


Student Summer Work Contribution


Parent Contribution


Student Savings


Student Loan




Policy Regarding Outside Funding
Outside funding will be used to reduce the Rice grant, dollar for dollar.

Policy Regarding Health Insurance
Rice requires all students to have health insurance either through their parents or another plan. A student plan is available through Rice for $2,682, if the student is not covered by a parent's insurance. Rice will cover half of the insurance premium with additional institutional aid. For students eligible for a Pell grant, the full premium will be covered with institutional aid. Outside funding may be applied toward the remaining insurance premium balance prior to reducing the Rice grant.

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award

    • Minimum 2.8 GPA.

    • Upholding of Rice University Honor System.

Other Details
A fixed $600 is credited to the student each term for books.

Required fees include the following: $745 standard student fees and $320 Orientation Week fee plus $350 room and board fee during Orientation Week.