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Rider University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$55,710 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,080 tuition
$14,390 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$740 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$55,710 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$39,080 tuition
$14,390 on campus room & board
$1,500 books and supplies
$740 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$20,348 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
100% of students receive aid
33% get federal aid ($5,232 avg)
29% get state aid ($9,498 avg)
100% get institn'l aid ($20,348 avg)
75% get loans ($10,522 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.13% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.13% 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 $24,822 100%
Federal Grant Aid $5,232 33%
Pell Grants $4,529 33%
Other Federal Grants $761 30%
Institution Grant Aid $20,348 100%
State Grant Aid $9,498 29%
Student Loans $10,522 75%
Federal Loans $6,261 73%
Other Loans $18,168 18%

Merit Aid Available

Merit Aid

Merit Scholarships Available Amount freshman returning transfer graduate
- R
$10,000 - $12,000 R
$6,000 - $7,000 R
- R
$17,000 - $20,000 R
$14,000 - $15,000 R
- R R
Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does Rider University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2083 Lawrence Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-3099
(609) 896-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $719
Out of State $719


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Adriannah from Milwaukee, WI
  • Oct-16-2016 I am a current student here

    Rider is very expensive although they offer a lot of scholarships which help with the price. They have the Rider Advantage as well as Endowed scholarships in addition to their Dean, and Presidential Scholarships. I have the Dean's Scholarship which provides me with $16,000 per year. The cost of tuition is $40,000 per year so that $16,000 helps out a lot. For the price you would think the food would be better and that the dorms would be nicer.

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  • Krissi from Blackwood, NJ
  • Dec-18-2015 I am a current student here

    Rider is pretty expensive, but it really is a good school. It is very home-y, and I want to be very urgent in saying that they are very generous with their financial aid and make it very affordable to go here! I am an average student, A's and B's, and after deducting the scholarships and grants I was given by the school, I am owing less than I would owe by going to my local community college. And that's without loans!!

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  • 2
  • Claretta from West Orange, NJ
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Sometimes at events or at the bookstore, you can get a lil packet full of coupons and discounts at local diners and restaurants. Overall, I think the tuition is too expensive.

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  • 5
  • Nah'Rya from Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Jan-06-2015 I am a current student here

    The experience and all the advantages are definitely worth the money. We all joke about what our school spends our tuition money on but many of us definitely wouldn't trade it for the world. Just looking at the friendships I have made and the connections I've made are worth my tuition. Everything else is a plus!

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  • 3
  • Johnathan from Westbury, NY
  • Dec-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Rider is expensive but the cost if reflected in the classes and professors. Most Rider professors are PhDs and Rider has great facilities for students to use.

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