Tuition and Scholarships

Higher education is one of the most important and often biggest investments of your life, and it carries privileges and benefits long after you've received your degree. Rider strives to help you and your family become familiar with and navigate the complexities of financial assistance. And, we make every effort to help you afford your education.

Tuition
Cost per credit for the RN to BSN program is $560. Students can choose to enroll full or part-time at the same cost per credit rate.

Dean's Scholar Awards
Dean's Scholar Awards are available to CCS incoming and re-admitted students who register for at least six (6) credits during their first semester at the University. The award amounts vary and are subject to the available funds. The awards may be renewed to include one consecutive semester, provided that students enroll in at least two courses (6 credits) in each semester.

Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarships
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation and Rider University have established a fund to provide scholarships for mature second-career women. All Rider University women, age 25 or older, who have completed at least 60 credits toward a baccalaureate degree program, are eligible to apply for partial tuition assistance. Applicants may be enrolled part-time or full-time. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of clarity of career goals, financial need and academic record.

Maida Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded annually to newly admitted CCS degree candidates. Students must have previously completed a minimum of 12 credits either at Rider or in transfer, with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA to be eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Scholarships, which are renewable for a maximum of three years, are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic record. First consideration is given to Mercer County residents.

Phyllis K. Snyder Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for CCS part-time mature female students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. CCS women, age 30 or older, raising a family while attending college and maintaining a 2.5 overall GPA are eligible to apply. The scholarship is based on financial need as well as merit. Applications are available at the CCS office.

PEO Program for Continuing Education
Provides need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. A woman is eligible to apply if she:

  • Is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter
  • Is a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada
  • Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life while being within 24 months of completing the educational program that will lead
    to employment or job advancement in her chosen field
  • Is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program
- See more at: http://rider.prod.acquia-sites.com/offices-services/finaid/scholarships-grants/ccs-students-scholarships#sthash.k6oVaWC9.dpuf

Maida Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded annually to newly admitted CCS degree candidates. Students must have previously completed a minimum of 12 credits either at Rider or in transfer, with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA to be eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Scholarships, which are renewable for a maximum of three years, are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic record. First consideration is given to Mercer County residents.

PEO Program for Continuing Education
Provides need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. A woman is eligible to apply if she:

  • Is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter
  • Is a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada
  • Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life while being within 24 months of completing the educational program that will lead
    to employment or job advancement in her chosen field
  • Is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program

PEO Program for Continuing Education
Provides need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. A woman is eligible to apply if she:

  • Is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter
  • Is a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada
  • Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life while being within 24 months of completing the educational program that will lead
    to employment or job advancement in her chosen field
  • Is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program
- See more at: http://rider.prod.acquia-sites.com/offices-services/finaid/scholarships-grants/ccs-students-scholarships#sthash.XMXjVg1Z.dpuf

Maida Scholarship
Two scholarships are awarded annually to newly admitted CCS degree candidates. Students must have previously completed a minimum of 12 credits either at Rider or in transfer, with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA to be eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Scholarships, which are renewable for a maximum of three years, are awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need and academic record. First consideration is given to Mercer County residents.

Phyllis K. Snyder Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is for CCS part-time mature female students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. CCS women, age 30 or older, raising a family while attending college and maintaining a 2.5 overall GPA are eligible to apply. The scholarship is based on financial need as well as merit. Applications are available at the CCS office.

PEO Program for Continuing Education
Provides need based grants to women in the United States and Canada whose education has been interrupted and who find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and/or their families. A woman is eligible to apply if she:

  • Is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter
  • Is a citizen of and studying in the United States or Canada
  • Has had at least 24 consecutive months as a nonstudent sometime in her adult life while being within 24 months of completing the educational program that will lead
    to employment or job advancement in her chosen field
  • Is not enrolled in a doctoral degree program
- See more at: http://rider.prod.acquia-sites.com/offices-services/finaid/scholarships-grants/ccs-students-scholarships#sthash.k6oVaWC9.dpuf

Corporate Deferred Payment Plan or Third-Party Sponsorship
Students who are eligible for company or other third-party tuition remission may qualify for our Corporate or Third-Party Sponsorship agreement. There is a $25 application fee for the plan. Upon signing the agreement, tuition payment is deferred until the end of each summer session.

To Learn More
If you would like more information on Rider’s Online RN to BSN program, please contact:
Rider University
College of Continuing Studies
Email: ccs@rider.edu
Phone: 609-896-5033