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Bryant University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time students at Bryant University was $46,885 a year.

Tuition increased 2 percent in 2021, from $45,966 the prior year. On average, colleges raise tuition about 3 percent each year.

If these numbers feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost. Many students pay far less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college more manageable.

Does Bryant University Offer In-State and Out-of-State Tuition?

Bryant University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for residents of Rhode Island as it does for residents from other states.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency.

Attending a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save significant money on the overall cost of college. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition

Explore other Rhode Island colleges

Bryant University International Student Tuition

Bryant University has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.

International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for school-specific aid and scholarships.

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships and athletic awards.

Bryant University Living Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies.

Room and Board at Bryant University

Room and board at Bryant University is $16,528 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but still want to use the dining facility can pay for a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,000.

Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the meal plan you choose.

Cost of Books at Bryant University

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. At Bryant University, you can expect to pay about $1,400 a year for books and supplies. This does not count the initial cost of a computer or other technology. The actual cost of books depends on the courses you take and the materials required.

Yearly Fees

Most schools also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at Bryant University pay $897 in fees each academic year.

There may also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or playing on an intramural sports team, may mean additional fees.

Transportation costs

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. It depends on if you drive or fly to get to school, own a car, or if you prefer to walk or take public transportation to get around campus.

A school's location can impact transportation costs. The Bryant University campus is in a suburban setting in Rhode Island, not far from Boston and Providence. First-year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

For Bryant University students, $450 is good ballpark for transportation costs for on-campus students. $4,000 is a good estimate for transportation costs for students who live off campus.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, which can add up for both on-campus and off-campus students.

How much does Bryant University cost?

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $46,885
Room and Board $16,528
Board Only $4,000
Books and Supplies $1,400
Yearly Fees $897
Transportation $450
Other expenses $1,100
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $66,810
Off-Campus $54,282

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

Bryant University’s tuition and fees change based on: Academic program for both full and part-time students Course load for both full and part-time students

Bryant University Financial Aid

The majority of Bryant University undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school. In 2021, 1,934 of the 3,259 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Bryant University meets 48 percent of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $25,023 a year. Around 65 percent of Bryant University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Bryant University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $53,350 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $24,573
State Loans $55,418
Bryant University-Specific Loans $6,280
Private Loans $61,476
Most Common Loans for Bryant University Students
Federal Loans 63%
State loans 11%
Private loans 31%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Bryant University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Bryant University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Bryant University awarded 1,284 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $35,335,890 to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $23,982,757 in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Bryant University Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Bryant University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Bryant University was $25,023 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Bryant University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $41,787
Off-Campus $29,259

What will attending Bryant University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Bryant University's net cost calculator on their website.

Bryant University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Bryant University does not have guaranteed tuition.

The school offers a Prepaid Tuition Plan, which is a type of college savings plan that enables people to purchase future credits for their children at today's rate. It is best for people who are sure they or their child will attend a public school in their state.

Bryant University offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.

Bryant University Tuition Waivers

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups to cover some or all of the cost of tuition. Some schools offer them for employees and their family, underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student

Bryant University has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: Employees or Children of Employees

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

Bryant University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$65,710

In State

$65,710

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$46,885
$46,885
Fees
$897
$897
Housing
$16,528
$16,528
Books
$1,400
$1,400

Bryant University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

38%

Average Financial Aid Package

$25,940

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,640

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$47,782

Out-of-State

$47,782

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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