Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of Rio Grande tuition is $25,545 per year for in-state residents. This is 6% cheaper than the national average private non-profit four year tuition of $28,471. The cost is 35% more expensive than the average Ohio tuition of $19,795 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 68th in Ohio amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 37th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $25,545 which represents a 0% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $630 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $26,175.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $10,630 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Rio Grande should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $4,028 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,888 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state Ohio residents to go to University of Rio Grande is $42,033 for the 2018/2019 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have Ohio residence can expect a one year cost of $42,033.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2018-2019 and 2017-2018 IPEDS survey response for University of Rio Grande and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of Rio Grande
Estimated Budgets
Ohio Resident Total Budget $42,033
   In-State Tuition$25,545
   Other Fees$630
   Room and Board$10,630
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,028
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $42,033
   Out-of-State Tuition$25,545
   Other Fees$630
   Room and Board$10,630
   On-Campus Other Budget$4,028
   Books and Supplies$1,200


What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $42,033 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of Rio Grande net price for in-state students is $26,798* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

74% of University of Rio Grande students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $6,195. 62 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,195. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of Rio Grande, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of Rio Grande
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$26,798*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid74%
Average Total Grant Aid$6,195
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants62%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,195

Average Net Price by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$27,674
$30,001 to $48,000$29,018
$48,001 to $75,000$31,062
$75,001 to $110,000$31,489

Average Financial Aid Mix - $42,033 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $42,033. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.


Grants and Scholarships

 16% - $6,195

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of Rio Grande or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 18% - $7,029

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 65% -  $24,781

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.

*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of Rio Grande.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Rio Grande is $168,132 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $24,220 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $96,880**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $210,165 or $121,100 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of Rio Grande.

Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$12,772
Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$21,016
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition Per Semester$12,772
Non-Ohio Resident Total Cost Per Semester$21,016

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of Rio Grande are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of Rio Grande
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$116
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$348
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$464


Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 68% of University of Rio Grande students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $7,029. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $28,653.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of Rio Grande? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $96,880, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $120,205.86. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of Rio Grande. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 74% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $24,220. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of Rio Grande student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of Rio Grande Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$1,001.72
Amount Borrowed$96,880.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$23,325.86
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$120,205.86

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of Rio Grande? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of Rio Grande, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $120,205.86 would be needed to afford a $1,001.72 monthly payment in the example $96,880.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of Rio Grande in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $19,720 to $25,545. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 5.9%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $168,132.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of Rio Grande.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2025$57,805$231,221
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2030$73,776$295,103
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2035 $94,159$376,634
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2038 $109,000$436,001

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of Rio Grande to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Nursing Practice Associate's Degree 90 80% costlier
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other Associate's Degree 27 120% costlier
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician Associate's Degree 17 115% costlier
Elementary Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 15 18% costlier
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 15 12% costlier
Special Education and Teaching, General Bachelor's Degree 11 18% costlier
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management Bachelor's Degree 11 18% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 10 4% costlier
Social Work Associate's Degree 9 131% costlier
Graphic Design Bachelor's Degree 9 4% costlier
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant Associate's Degree 8 102% costlier
Robotics Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 8 96% costlier
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer Associate's Degree 8 116% costlier
Public Administration Bachelor's Degree 7 23% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 6 4% costlier
Marketing/Marketing Management, General Bachelor's Degree 6 16% costlier
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 6 83% costlier
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching Bachelor's Degree 5 20% costlier
Early Childhood Education and Teaching Associate's Degree 5 121% costlier
Industrial Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 5 139% costlier
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching Bachelor's Degree 5 23% costlier
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary Associate's Degree 4 120% costlier
Sociology Associate's Degree 4 117% costlier
Chemistry, General Associate's Degree 4 115% costlier
Accounting Bachelor's Degree 4 13% costlier
Mass Communication/Media Studies Bachelor's Degree 4 11% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Associate's Degree 3 101% costlier
Public Relations/Image Management Bachelor's Degree 3 6% costlier
Computer Science Bachelor's Degree 3 0% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Associate's Degree 3 112% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 3 5% costlier
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General Associate's Degree 2 145% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 19% costlier
Social Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 2 9% costlier
Social Studies Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 2 13% costlier
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry Associate's Degree 2 138% costlier
Mathematics, General Associate's Degree 2 117% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 2 3% costlier
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 2 2% costlier
Environmental Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 14% cheaper
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping Associate's Degree 1 116% costlier
Archeology Bachelor's Degree 1 21% cheaper
Physics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 16% costlier
English/Language Arts Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 20% costlier
General Studies Associate's Degree 1 99% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Associate's Degree 1 104% costlier
Physical Sciences Bachelor's Degree 1 4% costlier
Business Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 38% costlier
Furniture Design and Manufacturing Associate's Degree 1 11% costlier
Health Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 1 19% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 1 90% costlier
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design Associate's Degree 1 109% costlier


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About University of Rio Grande

University of Rio Grande is a four year private college located in Rio Grande, Ohio.  Full time enrollment is 1,399 and part time is 504.  University of Rio Grande has an open admission policy meaning that any prospective student who has completed high school or attained a GED certificate may enroll in classes. Learn more about University of Rio Grande at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

University of Rio Grande
218 N College Ave
Rio Grande, Ohio

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of Rio Grande is a private not for profit institution.

University of Rio Grande cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=205203 IPEDS survey data.