Cost of Attendance
International students need to plan for direct expenses billed by the University, as well as indirect expenses such as visa fees, travel, supplies and personal items, which vary for individual students.
International Undergraduate Expenses
These are basic costs associated with living on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year:
- Tuition: $45,250
- Technology fee: $350
- Student activities fee: $400
- Health insurance*: $2,193
- Room: $9,670
- Board (food): $6,830
- Transportation: $1,450
- Books and supplies: $1,550
- Personal items: $2,200
- Total (I-20 cost): $69,893
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to revise general or specific fees to reflect economic conditions.
*Health insurance is mandatory and the actual cost of the University health plan is subject to change. If you wish to waive Salve Regina's health insurance, you must purchase or provide proof of an alternative plan with comparable coverage (see international student health insurance).
International students are automatically considered for merit scholarships using the credentials they submit with their application. Current awards range from $12,000 to $30,000 per year and are presented with the offer of admission.
Merit scholarships can be higher but do not exceed tuition, so a contribution is expected each year from family resources, personal funds, sponsorships and external sources. Full tuition scholarships from the University are limited and highly competitive.
Need-based financial aid is only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and requires the filing of the FAFSA form.
SEVIS Form I-20 and Student Visa
U.S. immigration rules require admitted international students to complete a certification of finances form to demonstrate their ability to cover University expenses before receiving a Form I-20, the document needed to schedule a visa interview.