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Undergraduate Day Programs

2017-18 Tuition & Fees

Full-time Programs Annual Costs
Tuition – Undergraduate Day (up to 18 credits per semester) $29,990
Housing (Room) $5,612 - $9,210
Dining Plan (Board) $5,346 - $5,678
Other Fees $800 - $1,850
Estimated Total Cost $42,626 - $46,728
Part-time students enrolled in 1-11 credits will be charged $995 per credit.


Note: Finance charges and late fees will be applied to past due accounts. Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.

 Directed study courses will be charged to the student at the prevailing rate and are not subject to tuition remission.


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Housing – Singles and Doubles

Housing Cost Per Semester Annual Cost
Guild and Trinity Double Rooms      $3,245 $6,490
Presentation Double Room $3,474 $6,948
Brassard Double Room      $3,706 $7,412
Trinity Small Singles (Rooms 101 and 103)   $3,587 $7,174
Guild and Trinity Buy-Out Singles (wait list only if available) $4,155 $8,310
Presentation Single $3,725 $7,450
Brassard Buy-Out Single (wait list only if available) $4,605 $9,210

Housing – Triples

Housing Cost Per Semester Annual Cost
Guild (Rooms 142, 201, 225, 242, 301, 325, 342) $3,245 $6,490
Guild (Triple for two residents) $3,706 $7,412
Guild (Forced triple, only if needed) $2,806 $5,612
Trinity (Rooms 200 and 300) $3,706 $7,412
Presentation $3,587 $7,174
Brassard (Triple for two residents)

Housing Quads

Housing Cost Per Semester Annual Cost
 Trinity (Rooms 200 and 300) $3,245 $6,490



Dining Plans (Board)
Dining Plans  Cost Per Semester Annual Cost
Plan 1 – Unlimited (mandatory for first-semester freshmen and new residents) $2,839 $5,678
Plan 2 – 14-meal plan $2,749 $5,498
Plan 3 – 10-meal plan $2,673 $5,346
Plan 4 – Commuter meal plan (25 meals for $125)    

Meal plans are non-refundable and non-transferable, although resident meal plans are partially refundable through the add/drop period (and non-refundable after the add/drop period).

For additional information, visit our Dining Services website.

Other Fees

Other Fees Cost
Credit Overload for day students (more than 18 credits per semester) $995 per credit
New Student Fee (one-time fee) $250
Late Payment Fee (per occurrence) $150
Day Undergraduate Tuition Deposit (first-time resident) $400
Day Undergraduate Tuition deposit (first-time commuter) $300
Returning Undergraduate Housing Deposit (due March 1; non-refundable after May 1) $250
Parking Fee $65
Technology Fee (per semester) $250
Liability Insurance Fee (Nursing clinical or practicums; counseling, social work, or psychology internships. Charged upon course registration.) $15*
Challenge Exam $80 per credit
Transcript Fee (per occurrence) $5
Parking Fine (per occurrence) Varies
ID Card Replacement Fee (per occurrence) $15
Resident Dorm Damage Deposit (refundable) $100
Resident Telecommunications Fee (per semester) $100
Resident Health Fee (per semester) $200
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $300
Service Charge for Returned Checks and e-Checks (per occurrence) $30
Graduation Fee $125

Due to the nature of certain laboratory courses and other skill courses, some courses cannot be taken on an audit basis. Lecture courses may be audited. The audit fee is the same as the credit charge except for Rivier University alumni and senior citizens. Contact the Academic Advising Office (603) 897-8227 or for more information.

Rivier University Alumni
Alumni holding a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree from Rivier University are granted the privilege of auditing undergraduate courses at no tuition cost on a space-available basis. The Registration Form is authorized by the Associate Registrar who can be contacted at (603) 897-8218 or

Senior Citizens
Persons 60 years of age or older are eligible to take undergraduate or professional study courses on an audit or for credit basis:

  • Audit: Courses may be audited on a space-available basis with preference being given to paying students; there is no tuition charge and cost is 100% of fees. Registration with the Registrar’s Office can be done one week prior to the start of the course.
  • For Credit: Courses may be taken for credit; cost is 50% of tuition and 100% of fees.
  • Non-credit: For persons 55 years or older, the University sponsors the Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) in partnership with the Elderhostel Institute Network. Classes offer instruction on a variety of topics, meet during the day in five- or ten-week sessions, and offer no traditional college tests or credits. For more information, visit the RISE webpages and contact RISE Office at (603) 897-8623 or

* Subject to change each semester; set by insurance company.