|Tuition and Fees||$49,112|
|Room and Board||$14,140|
*NOTE: All expenses are estimates and are subject to change, based on policy changes and cost of living increases and does not include one-time O-week ($670) and iPREP ($195) fees.
At Rice, we believe that talent deserves opportunity. The Shepherd School of Music has a strong history of supporting students financially. Financial assistance may be in the form of need-based funds awarded through the Rice University Office of Financial Aid, a merit scholarship from the Shepherd School, or a combination of the two.
Rice University meets 100% of a students' demonstrated institutional need based on financial aid eligibility. Rice will not award loans to students whose family total income is below $80,000. The student’s financial need will be met through a combination of grants, work-study, merit aid (if qualified) and institutional funds. For families with incomes above $80,000, Rice will award a $2,500 subsidized loan, grants, work-study, merit aid (if qualified) and institutional funds to cover 100% of the student’s demonstrated institutional need.
In addition to Rice University’s generous and responsive financial aid program, The Shepherd School of Music awards competitive merit-based scholarships to its students to recognize exceptional musical accomplishment and potential. Music students who wish to be considered for a merit award are required to apply for need-based assistance and complete the Shepherd School Financial Assistance Application.
Applicants eligible for financial aid must complete all of the following steps:
Office of Music Admissions
Shepherd School of Music – MS 532
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892