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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$58,045 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,350 tuition
$12,450 on campus room & board
$1,120 books
$1,125 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$58,045 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$43,350 tuition
$12,450 on campus room & board
$1,120 books
$1,125 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$17,933 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
22% get federal aid ($10,355 avg)
18% get state aid ($2,302 avg)
96% get institn'l aid ($17,933 avg)
64% get loans ($9,298 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.58% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.57% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $20,778 96%
Federal Grant Aid $10,355 22%
Pell Grants $3,973 19%
Other Federal Grants $7,358 21%
Institution Grant Aid $17,933 96%
State Grant Aid $2,302 18%
Student Loans $9,298 64%
Federal Loans $6,649 64%
Other Loans $16,977 10%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: February 1
Financial aid deadline: February 15
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: March 12
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
110 8th St
Troy, NY 12180-3590
(518) 276-6000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $1,805
Out of State $1,805


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Dominique from Brooklyn, NY
  • Apr-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    They give a lot of good financial aid if you need it and you could always ask to change it or ask for more.

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  • 4
  • Eryka from Bogart, GA
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    It's expensive, but it sure does pay off in the end once you land that high-paying job with a well known company after graduation. The financial aid given to students is usually very good.

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  • 4
  • Obesebea, MA
  • Jan-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Kind of a mixed feeling here because tuition and Room/Board is high, but I've been assured that you definitely have job security after graduation.

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  • 4
  • Hannah
  • Jan-02-2013 I am a current student here

    This school is really expensive but on the bright side you get a great education and employers know your school when you go to interviews.

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