Financial Aid & Scholarships

Contact and Links

Step-by-Step Guide to Financial Aid

Candee Schaefer
Assistant Director
Financial Aid
Bart Luedeke Center
(609) 896-5360

Yellow Ribbon
Through the Yellow Ribbon Program, Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served their country for at least three years following 9/11 can earn their bachelor's or master's degree, or a professional certificate at Rider tuition-free.

Tuition Deferment for Service Members, Veterans, and their beneficiaries

Certified, eligible service members, veterans and their beneficiaries, enrolled full-time, may participate in a deferred tuition payment plan. The amount of tuition deferred may not exceed the monthly VA educational benefit and a carrying charge is levied for all deferrals. The Military Affairs Representatives in consultation with the Bursar determines the appropriate payment plan. Students desiring deferred payment plan must consult a Military Affairs Representative.

Students are encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA] online whether or not they currently receive military benefits. Please contact our Military Affairs Representatives about tuition benefits for eligible veterans through the Yellow Ribbon program.

Military Friendly Scholarships
Please follow the links provided to learn more about each scholarship.

AFCEA Scholarships
AT&T Veterans Scholarship


Anchor Scholarship

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

Army Emergency Relief Scholarships

Commissioned Officers Foundation Scholarship

DVA Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

Fisher House Foundation Scholarship Program

FRA Scholarship

Health Professions Scholarship Program


Imagine America

Intrepid Scholarship

Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship

Military One Source education resources

Military Order of the Purple Heart Scholarship

National Military Family Association
Non-Commission Officer Association
Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Information Associated with Family Programs of the United States Army
Severely Injured Service Members and Dependents Scholarship
Thanks USA Scholarship
The American Legion's Education Assistance Program

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program

The Fund for Veterans' Education
USA Warrant Officer Association Scholarship Foundation
VA Mortgage Scholarship

VA National Resource Directory

VFW Military Family Scholarship