Tuition/Financial Aid (RN to BS in Nursing online)

For more than 150 years, the University of Rhode Island has been a learner-centered university. We are committed to offering students from all backgrounds and levels of economic need a high quality, affordable education.

Tuition and Fees

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Affiliate Partner Scholarship
RN to BS in Nursing $318.00 $954.00 $1,000

Additional Fees

One-time Fees
Application Fee: $65
Transcript Fee: $50
Document Fee: $115

Course Related Fees
Registration Fee: $15 per session
Technology Fee: $12 per credit hour/$36 per 3-credit hour course

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Determination

Most financial aid at the University of Rhode Island is awarded to students on the basis of demonstrated financial need. To determine financial need, the University employs the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):, which calculates the expected family contribution (EFC). To begin the process of applying for financial aid, you must complete the FAFSA using the URI school code: 003414.

The composition of your financial aid package is determined by taking into consideration the total number of financial aid applications, the available funds, your financial need, the date of your application, your preference for specific types of aid and, for entering students, your date of admission. Note that we expect you or your family to bear primary responsibility for financing your college education.

Financial Aid Award Notification

Financial Aid award recipients can access their award information online! Upper class students may begin to view their awards in the last week of June. Please visit our website at to access URI's e-Campus software that will allow students to have on-line self-service accessibility to their entire financial aid, academic and billing portfolios.

You will find other important information concerning your awards in the following pages. Carefully read this notification so that you are aware of your responsibilities, the selection process, and the various programs.


If you accept a loan, you will be required to complete a promissory note. You must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for these loan programs. The first three loan programs which are described below are funded through repayments from alumni and from an annual allocation from the federal government to which the University contributes a matching share. Interest accrues from the start of the repayment period. Borrowers under all of these four programs will be required to sign a promissory note and participate in entrance counseling prior to disbursement of funds. Enrollment Services and the Student Loan Office will conduct exit counseling, at which time you will be made aware of your rights and responsibilities prior to leaving the University.

Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program

The University participates in the Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. This program includes both student subsidized and unsubsidized loans, as well as Parent (PLUS) loans and Graduate (PLUS) loans. The University receives funds directly from the U.S .Department of Education and disburses them to eligible students. You are not required to submit a separate bank loan application to receive your loan funds.

For more information on these loan programs, visit:

Grants and Scholarships

$1,000 Affiliate Partner Scholarship

Nurses employed by one of URI's affiliate partner hospitals will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their RN to BS in Nursing online. Ask your enrollment specialist if you qualify.

Federal Pell Grants

These federally funded grants are currently awarded to exceptionally needy students. The amount varies due to federal funding levels. The amount of your Pell Grant is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) noted on your Student Aid Report, the cost of attendance, and your enrollment status.

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