Billing, Financial Aid and Payment Options
Tuition is due on the following dates:
- Summer Session I: May 2016
- Summer Session II: June 2016
Current Rider students may access their billing information through myRider. New or visiting students may request a copy of their bill upon registration.
Payment Plans and Options
Rider University accepts the following methods of payment:
- Check or money order (payable to Rider University)
- Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)
- Supplemental credit approved student loans (Financial Aid)
- Deferred payment plans (Deferment Plan (.pdf) and Corporate Deferred Payment Plan (.pdf)
Financial aid options are limited during the summer. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid at 609-896-5360 prior to summer registration in order to explore these options. If financial aid is not in place at the start of the session, students will be expected to pay their charges in full.
Students must complete a Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application in addition to the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A financial aid counselor will review your application to determine available resources and options to cover summer expenses. A personalized communication will be sent to your Rider email with additional information and instructions.
If you have not exhausted your annual eligibility for federal student financial aid, then you may be considered for a Pell Grant and (or) Federal Direct Stafford Loan depending on your enrollment status. If you have no remaining aid eligibility, you can finance summer classes through supplemental borrowing, including PLUS and loans from private lenders. Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS loans require a minimum of six credits of enrollment during the summer. Information and applications are available electronically at www.rider.edu/finaid (under "Loans") or at the One Stop Help Desk, located on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center [BLC].
Students may subscribe to the deferred payment plan (.pdf) that provides for two equal payments for the summer. A $25 deferred payment plan fee is required for the plan.
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. More information about this plan and requisite documentation is available in the Third Party Sponsorship form (.pdf).
Financial Responsibility and Account Holds
Students are responsible to pay full tuition and fees unless they officially drop prior to the start of classes or within the refund period. Students with an account balance of $250 or more will not be allowed to register. Please contact the Bursar’s Office at 609-896-5020 regarding your account information.
Advice For Not Attending, Dropping and Withdrawing From A Course
Students are held responsible to officially drop or withdraw from a course. Students will not be automatically dropped or withdrawn if they stop attending class(es). Failure to officially drop or withdraw from a course by deadlines outlined in the Summer Session Calendar will result in a grade of “F.” Students who do not attend any class meetings and do not officially drop will receive a grade of “N” and will be held responsible for the full cost of the course tuition.
Students may drop or withdraw [student discretion] via e-mail email@example.com, by fax (609) 896-5261 or in person at the College of Continuing Studies office.