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Meet Rider’s Financial Aid Counselors

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We're here to help you understand all of your financial options, so you can make informed financial decisions. E-mail any of the individual counselors below or call the direct line at 609-896-5360.
  • Dennis Levy

    Director of Financial Aid
    E-mail: dlevy@rider.edu
    Students: All Students
    Specialty Areas: Appeals, Communications, Escalated Case Reviews, Events, Financial Aid Planning, Office Compliance, Publications
  • Jim Conlon

    Senior Assistant Director
    E-mail: jconlon@rider.edu
    Students: Undergraduates (last names beginning with the letters O, P, Q, R), Athletes
    Specialty Areas: Appeals, Quality Assurance Verification
  • Judy Wood

    Senior Assistant Director
    E-mail: jwood@rider.edu
    Students: Undergraduates (last names beginning with the letters F, G, H, I, J, K)
    Specialty Areas: Study Abroad, Federal Grants
  • Jolly Varghese

    Assistant Director
    E-mail: jvarghese@rider.edu
    Students: Undergraduates (last names beginning with the letters L, M), Educational Opportunity Program
    Specialty Areas: State Grants, Federal Work Study
  • Candee Schaefer

    Assistant Director
    E-mail: schaefer@rider.edu
    Students: Undergraduates (last names beginning with the letter C), College of Continuing Studies, Veterans and Active Service Members, Tuition Remission
    Specialty Areas: Charlotte Newcombe, Community Service Agreements
  • Alexandra ("Lexie") Samuel

    Assistant Director
    E-mail: samuel@rider.edu
    Students: Undergraduates (last names beginning with the letters D,E,N,T,U,V,W,X,Y,Z)
    Specialty Areas: Direct Loans, Satisfactory Academic Progress Review
  • Amanda Hicks

    Assistant Director
    E-mail: youngam@rider.edu
    Students: Undergraduates (last names beginning with the letters A,B,S), Graduate Students
    Specialty Areas: Private Loans, Outside Loans and Scholarships, Summer Awarding, Graduate Assistantships

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Undergraduates receiving
financial aid: 98%
Average financial aid
package $29K
Undergraduate receiving
Rider Gift Aid: 96%