Financial Aid & Tuition Fees at Richmond
If you are US National or Eligible Non-Citizen resident in the US, your Financial Aid Package at Richmond will typically consist of the following types of aid:
- University Scholarships (Merit based and available only to students paying fees in US $)
- US Federal Direct Loans
- Private Educational Loans
Please use this website as a reference during the application process and during your time at the University. It is important that you read and understand all of the information listed in these webpages.
We recommend that you read all the relevant sections, including the recommended external information references, and that you also follow the procedures given and adhere to the deadlines.
US Federal Loans (FAFSA) – William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Subject to eligibility, US students and their parents* (* subject to a credit check) may be able to fund their undergraduate or postgraduate studies at Richmond University by taking out federal loans by submitting a FAFSA Application. The information on these web pages will guide you with through the Direct Loan (FAFSA) application process and provide you with information on procedures and statutory requirements. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding your FAFSA application. Richmond’s school code for FAFSA is G10594
Tuition Fees at Richmond University
Tuition & Accommodation Fees
(Basic tuition and housing fees quoted below are per each standard academic year of two semesters and can be paid in US dollars or UK pounds).
|New students starting in Spring 2018, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019|
|Standard Housing (shared room with meal plan)||From $12,100|
|Housing Deposit (2)||$500.00|
|Estimated additional living costs (Transport, books, etc)||$,3600|
*University Scholarships are available to students who pay their fees in US $
Additional Information regarding fees
Please check your offer email/letter for further information about what deposits are payable and when they are due.
First Year students are normally recommended to take housing in the first year of study at Richmond. The University provides standard double rooms and a limited number of single rooms on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit Housing & Accommodation to find out more about student housing.
- It is possible to pay tuition and accommodation fees in either US Dollars or Pounds Sterling
- Room rates vary depending on band; please see Requesting University Housing: Room Rates.
Summer Courses/Overloading – per credit
|Taken in 2017/2018 academic year||$1,000|
|New US students starting in Spring 2018, Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 – GB £ Fees|
|GB £ (1)|
|Standard Housing (shared room with meal plan)||From £7,800|
|Housing Deposit (2)||£350|
|Estimated additional living costs (Transport, books, etc)||£2,500|
*University Scholarships are not available to students who pay their fees in GB £
Tuition and fees are set annually, in advance of the start of the academic year, by the Board of Trustees. The tuition fee will not change for the duration of the academic year.
Applicants typically must meet at least one of the following academic achievements for successful admission into the University:
- A Level: CCC or 240 UCAS Points for Spring 2017 or 96 UCAS Points for Fall 2017 onwards
- US High School Diploma (or equivalent): 2.5 GPA minimum (on 4.0 scale)
- International Baccalaureate: 24
- BTEC National Diploma: MMM
- ABMA Diplomas and Certificates
- SAT: 1700
- ACT composite: 24
- French Baccalaureate: 10/20
- Abitur (Germany): 2.5 – 2.7
- Esame di Stato (Italy): Overall average of 60 or above
University English Language Proficiency Requirements
- English is the language of instruction at Richmond.
- To meet the entrance requirements for university study, applicants must achieve a designated level of English language proficiency. All students (with the exception of students whose first language is English) must submit either IELTS or Pearson Academic Test of English results when applying for admission. Results must be current within two years at the time of application. Submission of SAT/ACT scores is optional. The University no longer accepts TOEFL.
- UK Border Agency Language Requirements
- Non-EU/UK citizens should review the Home Office English language exam requirements and submit the appropriate exam results to us as soon as possible.
- The UKBA has clear guidelines and requirements. All applicants must achieve the minimum requirements in all 4 components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). The minimum entry requirement for a degree level course is a Common European Framework grade of B2. IELTS and Pearson equivalents are shown below.
- IELTS – a score of at least 5.5 in each element
Pearson Academic Test of English – a score of at least 51 in each element
- For further information, contact the Office of Admissions.
- Home Office links:
Home Office – English Language
Home Office – Approved tests and required results for Level B2
Find out more about Undergraduate Scholarships