Undergraduate Tuition

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees
2024-2025 Academic Year

Full-Time Programs ANNUAL COSTS
Tuition – Undergraduate (up to 18 credits per semester) $38,078
Housing (Room) $7,205 – $12,515
Dining Plan (Board) $1,050 – $7,200
Estimated Book & Supply Expenses $1,400
Other Fees See below

Estimated Annual Costs

  • The total annual estimated cost for a full-time resident student is $56,222.
  • The total annual estimated cost for a full-time commuter student is $40,682.
  • The total annual estimated cost for a half-time student is $16,566.
  • The estimated tuition for a half-time student (six credits per semester) is $15,220 with estimated book and supply expenses of $700 per year.
  • Part-time students enrolled in 1-11 credits will be charged $1,268 per credit.

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Additional fees below may apply based on program and course specific requirements. Directed study courses are charged at the prevailing rate at the time the course is taken. These courses are not covered by tuition remission.

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.

The 2023-2024 undergraduate tuition and fee rates can be found here.


Singles and Doubles

Guild or Trinity Double Rooms $4,003 $8,005
Presentation Double Room $4,315 $8,630
Brassard Double Room/Triple Room $5,215 $10,430
Trinity Single Rooms (101 and 103) $4,488 $8,975
Guild and Trinity Buy-Out Singles (waitlist only, if available) $5,088 $10,175
Presentation Single Rooms $4,628 $9,255
Brassard Buy-Out Single Rooms (waitlist only, if available) $6,258 $12,515


Guild (142, 201, 225, 301, 325, 342)
Guild (Triple Rooms for two residents)
Guild (Expanded Occupancy Triple Rooms, only if needed)
Trinity (Rooms 200 and 300) $4,545 $9,090
Brassard (Triple for two residents) $6,258 $12,515

Rivier Village

Rivier Village – Standard $7,243 $14,485
Rivier Village – Year-round/12-month rate N/A $19,280


Plan 1 – Unlimited (mandatory for first-semester freshmen and new residents), plus $150 in flex cash $3,600 $7,200
Plan 2 – 190-meal/semester plan, plus $250 in flex cash $3,515 $7,030
Plan 3 – 14-meal/week plan, plus $150 in flex cash $3,515 $7,030
Plan 4 – 10-meal/week plan, plus $150 in flex cash $3,430 $6,860
Rivier Village – 75 meals/block, plus $75 in flex cash $790 N/A
Rivier Village – 50 meals/block, plus $50 in flex cash $525 N/A
Commuter Meal Plan – 25 meals/block $170 N/A

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). The Rivier Village plans are exclusive to Rivier Village residents and only Commuter students may purchase the Commuter Meal Plan. For additional information, visit our Dining Services.

Other Fees

Credit Overload for day students (more than 18 credits per semester) $1,268 per credit
New Student Fee (one-time fee) $270
Late Payment Fee (per occurrence) $250
Day Undergraduate Tuition Deposit $500
Returning Undergraduate Housing Deposit (due March 1; non-refundable after May 1) $250
Parking Fee – Residents (assessed annually; if no vehicle requires a permit, must request fee waiver) $100
Parking Fee – Commuters (assessed annually; if no vehicle requires a permit, must request fee waiver) $85
Technology Fee (per semester) $260
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
Transcript Fee (per occurrence) $10
Parking Fine (per occurrence) Varies
ID Card Replacement Fee (per occurrence) $20
Resident Dorm Damage Deposit (refundable after dorm damage charges are subtracted) $200
Resident Health Fee (per semester) $216
Student Activity Fee (per semester) $310
Service Charge for Returned Checks and e-Checks (per occurrence) $30
Graduation Fee $175
Online course fee (day students taking online classes) $130 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 (applies to undergraduate day courses only and not undergraduate professional studies programs):
  • Audit: Courses may be audited on a space-available basis with preference being given to paying students; there is no tuition charge and the 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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