Financial Resources

About Hanszen Financial Resources

We understand that every student comes from differnt background and has different needs. Hanszen and the Rice community have a variety of resources to help every Hanszenite be able to take part in all aspects of the college life. Whether you want to purchase a Hanszen sweater or need to take an emergency flight home, Hanszen is here for you. See below to learn about the financial resources here at Hanszen and at Rice and how to access these resources.

Rice Access and Opportunity Portal

Navigate the Access and Opportunity Portal to learn more about the resources available to make the Rice community open and accessible to all undergraduate students, including requests for financial support. Begin by learning more about the different sources of financial support, items and experiences that may be considered for funding, and the procedures associated with making a financial request.

Go to Access and Opportunity Portal

Hanszen Financial Accessibility Fund

Hanszen's Financial Accessibility Fund is here to support all Hanszenites. The fund is completely confidential and is managed by the Hanszen magisters and college coordinator.

Financial Accessibility Fund

Rice Mutual Aid

Rice Mutual Aid is a student-organized mutual aid fund and network dedicated to redistributing funds and resources among our community. This includes undergraduates, grad students and staff at Rice. Venmo @ricemutualaid to redistribute (donate) or follow the link to request aid.

The Pantry

The Pantry is a free and anonymous food pantry for Rice students, faculty, staff, and community members; visitors' personal information is not collected. The Pantry stocks nonperishable food items (from snacks to meals) and hygiene products such as toothpaste, deodorant, and tampons/pads. Its formal hours are Monday and Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Friday from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The pantry is also available by request or by walk-in. The Pantry is located at the Office of Student Success Initiatives in the Rice Memorial Center cloisters.

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Dress for Success

Dress for Success serves eligible low-income students by providing them professional clothing and related resources, free of charge.

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Dean of Undergraduates Emergency Assistance

Degree-seeking undergraduate students facing short-term financial emergencies, including needs for unexpected medical expenses, laptop repair or replacement, or emergency transportation, should contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduates at Funding is provided at the discretion of Dean Gorman.

Student Health Services

Free Appointments

Health Center appointments are free for all students, as they are covered by your health fee. You do not need to have the Rice insurance plan to have free appointments.

Insurance Scholarships

Low-income students may qualify for insurance scholarships. Pell Grant recipients have the entire insurance fee covered, while other students receiving financial aid receive 50% off the insurance fee. Contact the Student Insurance Office at or 713-348-5479 for more information or to apply for an insurance scholarship.

Free Medical Supplies

Cold packs (ibuprofen, cough drops, etc.) are available at the front desk free of charge. Condoms are available for free in the waiting room. Free samples of tampons and pads are available in the waiting room or by asking at the front desk. Samples of allergy medication are free with an appointment.

Financial Advising

Office of Financial Aid

Rice students are eligible for free financial advice through two sources. The first is through resources published by the Office of Financial Aid.

Go to Office of Financial Aid

Family Houston

The second is through financial coaching offered by a partnership between the Wellbeing and Counseling Office and Family Houston.

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Office of International Students and Scholars

OISS provides funding and one-on-one advising to international students. If international students have financial concerns, they can contact, or the office as a whole at and 713-348-6095