Tuition and Fees

Information on tuition, fees, fines, and refund policies can be obtained by visiting Student Financial Services.

Payment

Student accounts must be paid according to policies and deadlines established by Student Financial Services. Payments can be made by visiting risd.afford.com. Students who do not pay their tuition bill, or make other acceptable financial arrangements, by the August (Fall) and January (Spring) due dates, will be assessed a late fee. In addition, RISD reserves the right to withhold services from students whose accounts are past due, including, but not limited to, withholding grades, transcripts, on campus room selection, and registration; or administratively withdrawing a student from the College. Past due accounts may be assigned to a collection agency and if they are, students may be responsible for collection and/or legal expenses.

Additional Fees on Select Courses

Courses during Fall, Wintersession, or Spring may require payment of fees for materials, rentals, or other reasons. Travel courses require additional fees for travel expenses, which are to be paid by published due dates.

Wintersession

Full-time students in either Fall or Spring are not assessed separate Wintersession tuition or room charges as it is included in the charges for Fall and/or Spring semesters. A student enrolled in Wintersession without full-time status during Fall or Spring of that academic year is assessed per credit tuition charges.

Wintersession tuition for full-time students is included in the tuition for Fall and/or Spring semesters. Courses may require payment of fees for materials, rentals, or other reasons. Travel courses require additional fees for travel expenses, which are to be paid by published due dates. Estimates are given in this Catalog, if available at time of publication. The latest information on travel costs are listed in the course description on Student Planning as well as on the RISD Global website. Brown University students who are given permission to cross-register for Wintersession are not charged tuition but must pay any course fees at the time of registration.

Special Students (non-degree) are charged tuition on a per-credit basis and are also responsible for course fees. Payment is due at the time of registration which can be no sooner than the first day of class.