Tuition and Aid

You can afford a Providence College education.


A Providence College education is a distinctive experience and an incomparable investment. Providence is a dream for many, but that doesn’t make it a fantasy. Through the information below, learn about how financial aid makes the difference for thousands of students — it could for you, too. For further details, explore the Office of Financial Aid’s website.


of First-Year Students Receive Some Form of Financial Assistance


2022 U.S. News Best Colleges (Regional Universities — North)


Mean Starting Salary (Class of 2021)

2023-2024 Costs of Attendance

Tuition and Fees: $60,710

Housing and Food: $17,150

Total: $77,860*

*Tuition is based on a regular course load. Extra course charges may apply for additional courses. For a detailed breakdown of the cost of attendance, please see our Tuition & Fees.

We get it.

The price tag is high. But the number that really matters is the cost to you and your family after your financial aid package is determined. Grants, scholarships, and other sources can dramatically drive down the cost of a Providence College education. It’s in reach, and closer than you might think.

Here’s the Real Deal

Institutional Need-Based Aid

Need-based financial assistance is part of Providence College’s founding mission to expand access to higher education. Using the CSS Profile to analyze family financial situations comprehensively, our aid program is responsive to genuine need and gaps between cost and ability to contribute.

Average first-year award package with need-based grants

  • Avg. Student Loan5500
  • Avg. work-study1800
  • Avg. Need-based grant28925
  • Total:
Need-based financial assistance is renewable for all four undergraduate years.
450+ need-based endowed scholarships are funded through the generous support of alumni and friends.
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Excellence Rewarded: Merit Scholarships

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$43.8M in merit aid was offered to first-year students in 2021

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Roughly 25% of admitted students receive a merit scholarship. 

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Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance and strength of curriculum.

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More than a Scholarship: Multicultural Scholars

The Multicultural Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students of diverse backgrounds with exceptional potential for leadership. This community of scholars is supported by a network of faculty, staff, alumni, and other students and enjoys exclusive events and programs — including the pre-orientation Transitions program.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

This full-tuition scholarship assists undergraduate AHANA (African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) students. In the Class of 2025, 50 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships were offered to admitted students.

Cunningham Scholarship

This full-tuition scholarship assists undergraduate Southeast Asian students who currently reside in the Greater Providence area. In the Class of 2025, four Cunningham Scholarships were offered to admitted students.

Saint Juan Macías Scholarship

The Saint Juan Macías Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate AHANA (African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American) students. The scholarship is granted for the full amount of tuition, room, and board. In the Class of 2025, one Saint Juan Macías Scholarship was offered to an admitted student.

If eligible, you will be invited to apply for the Multicultural Scholarship Program shortly after submitting your Common Application for admission.

Financial Aid in Action: Student Budget Examples

We’re here to help.

Office of Financial Aid

Harkins Hall 403
Phone: 401.865.2286
Fax: 401.865.1186

Office of Admission

Harkins Hall 103
Phone: 401.865.2535
Fax: 401.865.2826

Take the Next Step.