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Tuition raises 3.9 percent for 2022-2023 school year


By Savannah Kuchar     3/23/22 10:01am

Tuition for next year will increase by $2,030 to $54,100, up 3.9 percent from this year, with the overall cost of attendance rising 3.5 percent to a total of $69,963, according to a news release from the Office of Public Affairs.

For this current school year, tuition was raised 3.5 percent to $52,070, and before that in the 2020-2021 academic year, it had increased 3.7 percent.

Wednesday’s release said the Rice Investment will continue offering financial support for admitted students. Announced last December, income brackets for the program will expand in the fall to now offer grants for full tuition, mandatory fees, room and board to students whose families have an income under $75,000. Rice will also cover at least full tuition for students with family incomes between $75,000 and $140,000 and at least half tuition for those between $140,000 and $200,000. 

“One of our highest priorities is to continue attracting a student body that’s diverse in every dimension,” Provost Reginald DesRoches said in the release. “We’re proud that Rice gives talented students from all backgrounds, including low- and middle-income families, a chance to achieve educational excellence at one of the nation’s finest private universities.”

According to the release, costs for graduate programs at Rice will vary, including a 3.9 percent increase in tuition for doctoral students.

Yvonne Romero da Silva, Rice’s vice president for enrollment, said Rice opens doors of opportunity to students from all walks of life. 

“We look forward to making those opportunities available for the next freshman class walking through the iconic sallyport of Lovett Hall,” Romero da Silva said in the press release.

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