Tuition and Aid

A Distinctive Experience. An Incomparable Investment.

Your Providence College education will pay dividends with experiences that set you apart in a competitive marketplace, such as highly sought-after internships, or in-depth research fellowships, or postgraduate opportunities. The return on investing in a PC education is that our graduates find early-career success and lifelong achievement. 

What’s more, PC is committed to providing competitive need-based and merit-based financial packages to help make college accessible and affordable for all students. For additional details, visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website.


of First-Year Students Receive Some Form of Financial Assistance


2023 U.S. News Best Colleges (Regional Universities — North)


Mean Starting Salary (Class of 2022)

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.

Paying for PC 

When reviewing the cost of attendance, the number that really matters is the cost to you and your family after your financial aid package is calculated. 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 Loan5,500
  • Avg. work-study1,800
  • Avg. Need-based grant29,646
  • Total:


Renewable for all four undergraduate years

450+ Need-Based Endowed Scholarships


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Excellence Rewarded: Merit Scholarships

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$53.1M in merit aid was offered to first-year students in 2022

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Roughly 33% 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 is for students with exceptional potential for leadership in service of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Providence College. In addition to those criteria, recipients demonstrate the need for significant financial support and are students who were admitted through the college’s existing admission process.

The Multicultural Scholarship program is comprised of the following awards:

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

Cunningham Scholarship

Saint Juan Macías Scholarship

Apply for the Multicultural Scholarship Program shortly after submitting your Common Application for admission.

Learn More about the Multicultural Scholarship Program(opens in a new tab)

Financial Aid in Action: Student Budget Examples

Application DeadlineCSS ProfileFAFSA2022 Business Returns (if applicable)
Early Decision INovember 1February 1November 8
Early ActionNovember 15February 1December 1
Early Decision IIJanuary 15February 1January 15
Regular DecisionFebruary 1February 1February 15
Fall TransferMay 15May 15May 22
Spring TransferDecember 1December 1December 15

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.