An Update on MCCC Student Housing for Fall 2021
We appreciate your interest in living on Rider University's campus while studying at MCCC. We look forward to reopening this program for fall 2021. For more information, please see Rider's Resolved and Ready Plan.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination (completion of the two-dose vaccine or one dose for single-dose vaccine) must be submitted to [email protected] no later than August 1, 2021. Rider will accept COVID-19 vaccinations authorized by either the FDA or World Health Organization (WHO).
Students who do not submit proof of vaccination by the August 1 deadline will not be allowed to attend in-person classes, live in the residence halls or otherwise access campus.
If you have further questions regarding housing opportunities for fall 2021, please email [email protected].
Experience Campus Life at Rider While Attending Mercer County Community College!
As a student attending Mercer County Community College, you can now experience university campus life through a special program with Rider University.
As a resident student at Rider, you’ll enjoy:
Reduced room and board
Rider will offer you a significant housing grant toward your room and board. A shared room and weekly 21-meal plan are available at the reduced cost of $5,855 per semester — a $2,000 savings per semester from the regular cost of $7,855, for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Full access to campus resources
Your Rider ID will give you access to the campus library, gym, athletic center, pool, food venues, campus events and other opportunities.
Future reduced tuition and housing rates
If you decide to continue your bachelor’s degree at Rider after earning your associate degree at Mercer, Rider will offer you a guaranteed 40% tuition discount over its regular tuition rate.
Additionally, you will continue to receive a $2,000 housing grant toward your room and board
*Please note: these prices are for the 2021-2022 academic year.
The Benefits of Campus Living at Rider
You will instantly become part of a welcoming college community
You’ll love living and interacting with students on Rider’s Lawrenceville Campus, where you’ll make connections and form friendships that will last a lifetime.
Your life will have less stress
Campus living at Rider eliminates the demands and responsibilities of renting an apartment. You won’t need to shop, cook your meals every day, or worry about paying your monthly bills for electricity, gas and rent.
You will have access to the resources of a major university
As a campus resident, you can take full advantage of Rider’s library, study areas, exercise and sports facilities, and dining halls. You will be encouraged to participate in Rider’s 150 student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and on-campus events — from concerts, musicals and plays to art shows and guest lectures by leading business executives, artists, authors, politicians and educators.
Commuting to Mercer is easy
Rider is just 12.8 km (8 miles) from Mercer County Community College. A free shuttle bus makes travel between the two campuses convenient and easy.
Steps to Apply
- Complete the Mercer Student Housing Application (PDF)
- Submit the completed application form to the Office of International Auxiliary Programs by emailing [email protected] or mail to:
International Auxiliary Programs
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ, USA 08648-3099
Applicants will receive an email confirming your application has been received. Once the application is processed, a Rider Bronc ID number will be assigned and emailed to you.
2021-2022 Reduced Room & Board
Rider University offers a reduced room & board cost for MCCC students at $5,855 per semester for the 2021-2022 school year.
*Students will receive an email with payment options after receipt of COVID-19 vaccination confirmation.
Fall/Spring Refund Policy
The withdrawal policy applies to housing only. Meal fees are non-refundable.
Students who wish to withdraw from residence housing on the Lawrenceville campus must notify the Office of Auxiliary Programs by email [email protected].
A student who fails to withdraw officially waives the right of consideration for any refund. All refunds are determined by the official withdrawal date and not move-out date of the individual. The refund schedule below is calculated from the total amount due and in accordance with the following schedule:
Fall and Spring Semesters
Official withdrawal date prior to the official opening of the semester – 100%
Official withdrawal date during the first week of the semester – 80%
Official withdrawal date during the second week of the semester – 60%
Official withdrawal date during the third week of the semester – 40%
Official withdrawal date after the third week of the semester – 0%