Undergraduate Tuition

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
2022-2023 Academic Year

Tuition – Undergraduate (up to 18 credits per semester) $35,445
Housing (Room) $7,380 – $10,426
Dining Plan (Board) $6,342– $6,656
Other Fees See below
Part-time students enrolled in 1-11 credits will be charged $1,181 per credit.
Directed study courses are charged at the prevailing rate at the time the course is taken. These courses are not covered by tuition remission.

Note: Finance charges and late fees will be applied to past-due accounts. Tuition rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
Full-time students who enroll in a combination of Undergraduate and Professional Studies courses will pay the full-day tuition rate.

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Singles and Doubles

Guild or Trinity Double Rooms $3,690 $7,380
Presentation Double Room $3,950 $7,900
Brassard Double Room $4,215 $8,430
Trinity Small Singles (Rooms 101 and 103) $4,137 $8,274
Guild and Trinity Buy-Out Singles (waitlist only, if available) $4,689 $9,378
Presentation Single $4,237 $8,474
Brassard Buy-Out Single (waitlist only, if available) $5,213 $10,426


Guild (Rooms 142, 201, 225, 242, 301, 325, 342)
Guild (Triple for two residents)
Trinity (Rooms 200 and 300) $4,190 $8,380
Brassard (Triple for two residents)


Plan 1 – Unlimited (mandatory for first-semester freshmen and new residents) $3,328 $6,656
Plan 2 – 14-meal plan $3,250 $6,500
Plan 3 – 10-meal plan $3,171 $6,342
Plan 4 – Commuter meal plan (25 meals for $132)

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.

Other Fees

Credit Overload for day students (more than 18 credits per semester) $1,181
per credit
New Student Fee (one-time fee)
New International Student Fee
Late Payment Fee – Full-time day students (per occurrence)
Late Payment Fee – All others (per occurrence)
Day Undergraduate Tuition Deposit (first-time resident)
Day Undergraduate Tuition Deposit (first-time commuter)
Enrollment Commitment Deposit – International Student $100
Returning Undergraduate Housing Deposit
(Due March 1; non-refundable after May 1)
Parking Fee
Parking Fine (per occurrence)
Technology Fee (per semester) $250
Clinical Surcharge (per course) $150
Liability Insurance Fee (Nursing clinical or practicums; counseling, social work, or psychology internships. Charged upon course registration.) Varies
Challenge Exam $80 per credit
Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio $80
Transcript Fee (per occurrence) $10
ID Card Replacement Fee (per occurrence) $15
Resident Dorm Damage Deposit (Refundable after dorm damage charges are subtracted.) $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 $175
Online course fee (For day students taking online classes.) $125 per class


Students must complete a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) form for Rivier to speak with others about their account. This includes parents, guardians, spouses, and others.

Auditing Fees

Due to the nature of certain laboratory and other experiences, 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 alumni and senior citizens. Contact the Office of the Registrar for specific courses.

Rivier Alumni

Alumni holding a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree from Rivier can audit select undergraduate courses at no charge on a space-available basis. Alumni are responsible for paying fees associated with the class, however, parking fees are waived. Register for classes online or in-person at the Office of the Registrar. Please indicate “alumni” and in the credit section of the form write “audit.”

Senior Citizens

Persons 60 years of age or older are eligible to take select undergraduate 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; the 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). Classes offer instruction on a variety of topics. Learn more about the RISE program.


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