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Rider University Tuition Information

In 2021, tuition for full-time Rider University students was $45,120 a year.

In 2021, tuition increased 7.12%–from $42,120 the prior year. On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.

If these numbers sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at Rider University

Rider University is a private, nonprofit institution, so it has the same tuition for students from New Jersey as it does for residents from other states.

Public colleges and universities receive funding from the state government. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state tuition can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's rules for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria too, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.

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Do International Students Pay More to Go to Rider University?

Tuition at Rider University is the same for all students.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or Rider University-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities.. International students with need may qualify for the following types of financial support at Rider University:

  • Rider University-specific scholarships

International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.

Rider University Housing Expenses and Other Costs

In addition to the cost of tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at Rider University.

Room and Board Costs at Rider University

Housing and campus dining at Rider University costs $15,500 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that allows you to eat in the Rider University's on-campus cafeterias and dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can pay for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $7,500.

Board costs can depend on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus

Cost of Books at Rider University

First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend Rider University full time can expect to pay around $740 in fees each academic year.

Keep in mind, there could also be additional fees associated with participating in special activities, like joining a fraternity or sorority, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those with demonstrated need to get help covering these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at Rider University

The cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus walkable? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. Keeping in mind, first-year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

A school's location can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area could be costly, but there may be more buses, trains and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Rider University campus is located in a suburban setting in New Jersey, not far from New York City and Philadelphia.

Personal Expenses and Other Costs

When you're planning for college, don’t forget to factor in the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.

Now, let’s do a rundown of all of the costs associated with college, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to Rider University.

Total Cost of Rider University

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
Tuition $45,120
Room and Board $15,500
Board Only $2,100
Yearly Fees $740
Total Estimated Costs
On-Campus $62,860
Off-Campus $49,460

The breakdowns above provide a good estimate of the total cost of attendance before financial aid and scholarships. Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

The majority of Rider University undergrads use financial aid to to cover the cost of tuition. In 2021, 2,599 of the 3,630 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. Rider University meets 82% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $38,977 a year. Around 77.06% of Rider University undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. Rider University graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,760 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $26,249
State Loans $53,754
Rider University-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $52,565
Most Common Loans for Rider University Students
Federal Loans 76.29%
State loans 6.27%
Private loans 31.96%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on Rider University financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at Rider University

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.

In 2021, Rider University awarded 2,590 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $71.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $27.59 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Net Cost of Rider University

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for Rider University students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at Rider University was $38,977 in 2021. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of Rider University seem more manageable.

Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students
On-Campus $23,883
Off-Campus $10,483

What will attending Rider University really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the Rider University's net cost calculator on their website.

Rider University Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does Rider University Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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Rider University Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$62,860

In State

$62,860

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$45,120
$45,120
Fees
$740
$740
Housing
$15,500
$15,500
Books
$1,500
$1,500

Rider University Financial Aid

Students Who Receive Need-Based Aid

78%

Average Financial Aid Package

$35,460

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

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Total Enrollment

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