Tuition & Financial Aid

Our Financial Aid counselors are available to assist you throughout the financial aid process.

We are committed to making a Rivier education affordable for as many families as possible. To do so, we keep our costs among the lowest for private colleges and universities in New England and award over $7 million in need-based and merit-based institutional aid to more than 90% of our students.

To be considered for financial aid, students must:

  • be enrolled in a degree-granting program at a minimum of half-time status (6 credits per semester)
  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Home schooled applicants should contact the Office of Admissions or Office of Financial Aid for specific application instructions.

To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can file the FAFSA online at or fill out a paper copy available at high school guidance offices or at the Rivier University Financial Aid Office.

To have your information forwarded to Rivier University, include our Title IV code (002586) on your FAFSA. Rivier's priority filing date is March 1. Late applicants are considered on a funds-available basis.

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