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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$66,691 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,520 tuition
$14,630 on campus room & board
$1,264 books and supplies
$1,277 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$66,691 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$49,520 tuition
$14,630 on campus room & board
$1,264 books and supplies
$1,277 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$27,156 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
17% get federal aid ($6,197 avg)
14% get state aid ($2,455 avg)
88% get institn'l aid ($27,156 avg)
60% get loans ($10,105 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 3.44% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.44% 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 $28,738 88%
Federal Grant Aid $6,197 17%
Pell Grants $4,612 17%
Other Federal Grants $2,285 12%
Institution Grant Aid $27,156 88%
State Grant Aid $2,455 14%
Student Loans $10,105 60%
Federal Loans $6,929 59%
Other Loans $18,688 11%

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: Most students who have filed the required forms will receive their financial aid award with decison.
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) 276-6813
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $2,060
Out of State $2,060


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Daniel from Bronx, NY
  • Jul-17-2017 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It is an expensive school. But the quality of education and opportunities they provide to prepare you and expose you to the real world are well worth it.

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  • 4
  • massachusetts
  • Jun-06-2016 I am a current student here

    expensive but worth the friendships and academic outcomes

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  • 4
  • Anonymous, IN
  • Mar-01-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    It is expensive, but offers scholarships to make attending more affordable; however, the experience you are getting definitely seems worth the money.

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  • 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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