Rice University

This page will be updated by late summer of 2022.

National College Match Scholarship Package

These numbers reflect estimated student expenses for the 2021-2022 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 Annual Costs Are Covered



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 for purchase through Rice for $2,650, if the student is not covered by a parent's insurance. For QuestBridge Match students at Rice the full premium will be covered with institutional aid. 

Requirements Associated with Maintaining this Award

    • Minimum 2.8 GPA.

    • Upholding of Rice University Honor System.

Other Details
A fixed $650 is credited to the student each term for books.

Required fees include the following: $825 standard student fees and $325 Orientation Week fee plus $400 room and board fee during Orientation Week.

For students living at home, the cost of room will be deducted from their cost of attendance, making the total award for 2021-22 $63,070.