Critical information regarding paying your tuition: As a student at CCRI, you have a financial responsibility to meet payment obligations on your account by the payment due date, even if you do not receive a bill or the account is being paid by a third party. You are responsible for paying the tuition for any classes in which you are enrolled, whether you attend classes or not, unless you drop the classes during the published drop period.
The following financial responsibilities and policies apply to all CCRI students.
The tuition and fees listed below are accurate as of March 1, 2020. However, CCRI is a state-supported agency so tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the Rhode Island Board of Education. We do expect tuition and fees to change. Please check the Bursar's website for the most up-to-date information.
|FULL-TIME STUDENTS (12 credits or more per semester)||In State||Regional||Out of State|
|General Tuition Fee||$2,207||$3,310||$6,246|
|Commuting and Parking Fee||$12||$12||$12|
|Student Activity Fee||$36||$36||$36|
|Learning Resource Fee||$40||$40||$40|
|Campus Service Fee||$15||$15||$15|
|Lab Fee* (as designated in schedules)||Varies||Varies||Varies|
Students enrolled in 16 credits or more will be assessed a $100 Extra Credit Administration Fee. Students with more than 19 credits are charged at a per-credit-hour rate. Students enrolled in a program of study requiring more than 19 credits per semester pay the per-credit-hour rate for any additional credits over program requirements.
|PART-TIME AND SUMMER STUDENTS (11 credits or fewer per semester)||In State||Regional||Out of State|
|General Tuition Fee||$200 per credit||$300 per credit||$598 per credit|
|Commuting and Parking Fee||$1 per credit||$1 per credit||$1 per credit|
|Student Activity Fee||$3 per credit||$3 per credit||$3 per credit|
|Learning Resource Fee||$4 per credit||$4 per credit||$4 per credit|
|Technology Fee||$4 per credit||$4 per credit||$4 per credit|
|Campus Service Fee||$3 per credit||$3 per credit||$3 per credit|
|Lab Fee* (as designated in schedules)||Varies||Varies||Varies|
*Generally, lab fees for one-credit courses are $10. For courses with two or more credit hours, lab fees are $20. Certain art courses will be assessed a $50 studio fee.
A residency policy is in effect and determines if students will be charged the in-state, out-of-state or regional tuition rate. Please visit the OES website for information regarding this policy.
Cash, checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card payments are accepted at the Warwick, Lincoln, Providence and Newport campuses. Visa, MasterCard and Discover Card payments can also be made through MyCCRI. CCRI also accepts check (ACH) payments online.
The CCRI EasyPay deferred payment program allows eligible students to divide their semester payments into three or four equal installments with no interest for fall and spring semesters. For summer sessions, students can divide semester payments into two or three equal installments. To be eligible, students must have an account balance of at least $300. A $30 enrollment fee is required for each semester that students enroll in the program. Learn more at the Bursar's Office website.
Unless specified as nonrefundable, fees may be refundable based on the date of a student’s drop or withdrawal. Check the official college calendar for specific add/drop dates.
General Tuition Fee covers the cost of courses. The amount is determined by the number of credit-hour equivalents (CHEs) for which a student is registered each semester.
Student Activity Fee is required of all students. This fee covers student services such as IDs and orientation programs as well as the various activities sponsored by student organizations and admission to all college home athletic events held at the field house.
Registration Fee is required of all full- and part-time students. This fee is nonrefundable. Registration fees are not refunded after classes begin. Part time students adding classes after classes begin may be charged the full time registration fee if they reach or exceed 12 credit hours at the end of any calendar day. Course swaps must be completed on the same day in order to avoid the possibility of incurring the full time fee.
Laboratory Fee is required for certain courses in addition to the tuition for the course. Generally, for one-credit courses, lab fees are $10. For courses with two or more credit hours, lab fees are $20.
Learning Resource Fee is required of all CCRI students. This fee assists student support programs and related library-based activities.
Technology Fee is required of all students. This fee is used to maintain computer labs and the technology infrastructure.
Campus Service Fee is required of all students. It is used to support a variety of operational functions provided by CCRI. The fee includes funds for support services including printing and OneCard. The fee also supports the building and operational requirement of the College common areas.
Commuting and Parking Fee is required of all students. It will be used to fund the discounted RIPTA fare program for students and parking improvements at all campuses.
Extra Credit Administrative Fee is billed to students enrolled in 16 credit hours or more. This fee helps to better align the differential in the per-credit tuition rates between full- and part-time students.
Art Studio Fee supports those art courses utilizing materials and equipment common to the environment necessary to work in specialized studio facilities.
Late Registration Fee is assessed when students register during the late registration period (or a date designated by CCRI). See Late Registration page for more specific information. This fee is nonrefundable.
Applied Music courses carry additional fees as do certain other courses depending upon their nature. The cost of studio lessons is in addition to regular semester fees. The nonrefundable Applied Music Fee is to be paid to the Bursar after registering for one- and/or two-credit applied music courses. Contact the Performing Arts Department for information: 401-825-2168.
Culinary Arts Fee is an additional fee assessed to certain Culinary Arts courses.
Returned Check Fee [$25] is charged for any check returned by the bank. This fee is nonrefundable.
Nursing Clinical Fee is an additional fee assessed to certain Nursing courses to offset the rising costs of maintaining a high-quality program of study. This fee is nonrefundable.
Nursing Testing Fee is for the Health Educational Systems Incorporated (HESI) tests and Live Review to promote success on the national licensure exam.
Dental Hygiene Fee is an additional fee assessed to certain dental hygiene courses to offset the rising costs of maintaining a high-quality program of study.
Payment Plan (Set up) Enrollment Fee is assessed to those students who enroll in the CCRI deferred payment plan. This fee is assessed each semester to those students who in enroll in this program. This fee is nonrefundable.
Payment Plan Late Fee is assessed to a student’s account for each late or missed payment plan installment. This fee is nonrefundable.
Tuition waivers are available in the following categories: unemployment, senior citizen, disabled veteran and Rhode Island National Guard. Exact dates of registration and criteria for acceptance into these programs are publicized online.
Some waivers may not be used for courses that reserve places for students upon acceptance to specific programs as listed on the waivers page. Additionally, waivers do not cover the cost of books.
A waiver exchange policy established by the Rhode Island Board of Education states that a student who pays full-time tuition “at one of the public institutions of higher education in Rhode Island may enroll for a maximum of seven credit hours of study per semester at one of the other public institutions at no additional expense,” subject to certain requirements of each institution’s own policies. Interested students should contact CCRI’s Office of Enrollment Services: [email protected] or 401-825-2003.
All part- and full-time students are subject to the refund policy.
All part- and full-time students are subject to the following refund policy.