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URI Housing Costs

$8,340 On-Campus Room Typical Cost
$5,500 On-Campus Meals Typical Cost
$1,250 Books & Supplies Typical Cost
$2,496 Other Living Expenses Typical Cost

How Do URI'S Room and Board Costs Compare to the U.S. Average?

There are more costs associated with college besides tuition fees. Find out just how much you will end up paying to go to University of Rhode Island .

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URI Living Expenses Housing and dining plans are priced out separately at URI. The average student paid $8,340 for housing and $5,500 for dining in 2021.

Find out University of Rhode Island costs for both on-campus and off-campus housing, and meals and other expenses in the the next table.

ExpenseOn CampusOff Campus
Room and Board$13,618$10,486
— Housing      $8,340
— Meals      $5,500
Other Living Expenses$2,496$4,546
Books and Supplies$1,250$1,250

Projected Total of $73,731 in Room & Board Over Four Years

On-campus housing and dining at URI have changed about 2.8% for each year of the past five years, compared to a nationwide average change of 2.4%. Incoming freshmen in 2022 can expect to pay an average of $17,779 for room, board and other costs according to current movements. Students obtaining their associate degree would pay around $18,207 in their last year, while bachelor's degree students will likely pay about $19,098 in their last year.

Bachelor's degree students will end up having to pay a total of approximately $73,731 in living costs by the time they complete their degree, while two-year students might pay a total of about $35,986.


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How to Finance Your URI Education?

More on Your Campus Living Situation and Meal Plan

Are you wondering whether you may be required to live on campus? If you are a first-time full-time student, some schools may require it. See the table below to find out whether URI does or not, as well as the on-campus housing capacity.

Schools may offer meal plans where the number of meals per week can vary, for example, the student receives a meal card and charges meals against the card. Then there are schools like URI that offer meal plans based on the number of meals per week. See the table below to find out the number of meals per week in the maximum meal plan offered at URI.

Are Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?No
On-Campus Housing Capacity5,523
Meals Per Week Included in Max Meal Plan21

Campus Living Costs are Above Average

URI on-campus living expenses cost students $17,364, which is above the national average of $15,282.


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