Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$29,086
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$20,470
$30k - $48k
$21,376
$48k - $75k
$28,761
$75k - $110k
$31,990
$110k+
$35,236
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,860
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,860
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,280
Books and Supplies
$1,500
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: finaid@rider.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$25,766
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,249
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$21,225
Students receiving state aid
29%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$9,432
Students receiving federal aid
34%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,249
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$35,269
$30k - $48k
$34,363
$48k - $75k
$26,978
$75k - $110k
$23,749
$110k+
$20,503
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,188,469
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$16,047,000

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,727
Students receiving federal loans
73%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,165
Average Other Loans Per Year
$19,109
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$275

What Students Are Saying

3.74 Average Rating
Sometimes it seems that Rider is priced too highly for the kind of entertainment they offer, but what they lack in entertainment they make up for in professors.
Robert from Hamilton, NJ
The food and small classes are amazing. Also, you cannot bet the location. We are 5 mins. from Princeton and TCNj with a lot of bars/ night clubs, in addition, we are only a train ride from NYC and Philly.
Student from Bound Brook, NJ
It's pricey, but still worth it! There are scholarships based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores that can help you pay up to half of your total tuition.
Katherine from Hewitt, NJ
If you don't make Rider fun, it won't be. That's the case at any school though. The academics re pretty good, and so are your options for extracurricular activities. Career Services also does really well at helping with internship and job placements for students AND Alumni, so you're not just left with a degree.
Anonymous
You do get what you pay for, but keep in mind it is a private University in New Jersey so it will be up there in terms of price. However, if you do try and do well in classes Rider offers a few scholarships that help shave off some of the costs.
Christian from Fair Lawn, NJ
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.
Adriannah from Milwaukee, WI
Rider is certainly very expensive, but I feel that I have received a great education which almost makes the high prices worth it. It would be better if the university offered more free events and activities for students to attend both on and off campus.
JM
It's a costly school so make sure that this the school you want to be at.
Jessica from Newtown, PA

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