Tuition and Fees

TUITION PAYMENT

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. This date can be found here.

The following financial responsibilities and policies apply to all CCRI students.

  • Students are charged for all classes in which they are enrolled.
  • Students must pay their tuition and fees by the published bill due date. This date can be found at on the Bursar's website.
  • Students will be charged for all enrolled classes even if they do not attend them, unless they officially drop those classes by the published drop date. This date can be found here.
  • Delinquent bills will be reported to national credit bureaus and can damage a student’s credit rating.
  • A student’s current account status is always available on MyCCRI.

Tuition and Fees (Fall 2018– Spring 2019)

The tuition and fees listed below are accurate as of March 1, 2018. 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 $2,074 $3,111 $5,870
Registration Fee $75 $75 $75
Commuting and Parking Fee $12 $12 $12
Student Activity Fee $36 $36 $36
Learning Resource Fee $40 $40 $40
Technology Fee $45 $45 $45
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 $189 per credit $284 per credit $561 per credit
Registration Fee $30 $30 $30
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
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.

Nonresidents
  • U.S. citizens who are not permanent residents of Rhode Island and who do not qualify under the New England Regional Student Program are charged tuition at the out-of-state rate. Questions about in-state residency should be directed to the Office of Enrollment Services: admission@ccri.edu or 401-825-2003.
  • Students who are not U.S. citizens or who do not possess a Resident Alien Card (I-151, I-551) or I-94 signifying refugee status may be charged tuition at the out-of-state rate. For more information, please visit this page.
Tuition Rates

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.

PAYMENT METHODS

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 also can be made through MyCCRI. CCRI also accepts check (ACH) payments online.

dental studentsDEFERRED PAYMENT PROGRAM

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 semesters, 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 website.

EXPLANATION OF FEES

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.

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.

Commuting and Parking Fee is required of all students. It will be used to fund the re-establishment of a 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 [NONREFUNDABLE] is required when students register during the late registration period (or a date designated by CCRI). See Late Registration page for more specific information.

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 [NONREFUNDABLE $25] is charged for any check returned by the bank.

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.

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 non-refundable.

Payment Plan Late Fee is assessed to a student’s account for each late or missed payment plan installment. This fee is non-refundable.

WAIVERS

optic studentsTuition 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 Governors 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: webadmission@ccri.edu or 401-825-2003.

For further information, please visit the waivers page or contact the Bursar’s Office during regular business hours: bursar@ccri.edu or 401-825-2151.

REFUND POLICY FOR DROP/WITHDRAWAL

All part- and full-time students are subject to the refund policy.

  • Refunds are determined by the date specified on the notification of withdrawal, or the date on which the student drops or withdraws from class(es).
  • Students who drop and/or withdraw from classes up to 10 days prior to the start of classes (or a date designated by CCRI) receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and all fees.
  • Students who drop and/or withdraw from classes 10 days prior to the start of classes (or a date designated by CCRI) through the add/drop period receive 100 percent refund of tuition and course assessed lab fees only. All other fees, including Registration fee, Activity fee and Learning Resource fee, are not refunded.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from classes after the add/drop period WILL NOT receive any refund of tuition or fees.

Refund Policy for Drop/Withdrawal from Modular Courses (courses that do not meet the standard 15 weeks.)

All part- and full-time students are subject to the following refund policy.

  • Refunds are determined by the date specified on the notification of withdrawal, or the date on which the student drops or withdraws from class(es). Visit the Bursar website for more information.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from classes on or before two days prior to the first day of a modular session receive a 100 percent refund of all tuition and fees.
  • Students who drop or withdraw after two days prior to the first day of class through the established course adjustment period for the modular session will receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and course assessed fees only. All other fees will not be refunded.
  • Students who drop or withdraw from courses after the end of the drop period for the modular session do not receive any refund.
  • Students with extenuating circumstances may appeal for consideration of a refund by contacting the Associate Vice President for Student Services.
  • For questions about the refund policy, call the Bursar’s Office at 401-825-2151.

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Last Updated: 11/8/18