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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$68,551 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,000 tuition
$14,960 on campus room & board
$1,286 books and supplies
$1,305 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)

$68,551 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$51,000 tuition
$14,960 on campus room & board
$1,286 books and supplies
$1,305 fees
(Based on stats from 2014/2015)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$22,226 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
15% get federal aid ($5,580 avg)
13% get state aid ($2,733 avg)
94% get institn'l aid ($22,226 avg)
63% get loans ($10,160 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.40% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.45% 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 $23,427 95%
Federal Grant Aid $5,580 15%
Pell Grants $4,283 15%
Other Federal Grants $1,965 10%
Institution Grant Aid $22,226 94%
State Grant Aid $2,733 13%
Student Loans $10,160 63%
Federal Loans $6,561 62%
Other Loans $18,815 12%

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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 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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  • 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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