Undergraduate Accounting Scholarship & 4+1 Graduate Tuition Discount Program

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Earn your bachelor’s and master’s faster while saving on tuition

Get an exceptional education, save money, and accelerate the start of your accounting career. 

Beginning in fall 2020, first-year students entering Rider University's prestigious accounting program have a more affordable path to earning both an undergraduate and a graduate degree in only five years. 

Program Benefits

How to Apply

Apply to Rider University as a first-year undergraduate accounting major, starting in Fall 2020. It’s as simple as that!

If you meet the eligibility requirements, your admission letter will describe the award, undergraduate maintenance requirements and eligibility requirements for the graduate discount.  

Qualifying accounting students must enroll in the 4+1 accelerated program as freshmen. 

Undergraduate eligibility & maintenance requirements:

  • High school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Must enroll in freshman year as an accounting major in the 4+1 accelerated program 
  • Must enroll for a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • Awarded a Presidential or Provost scholarship
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA (CGPA) of 3.0 or higher

Graduate eligibility & maintenance requirements: 

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or greater
  • Students must be accounting majors and enroll successively from their undergraduate study to an on-campus graduate program in the Norm Brodsky College of Business

Important information: 

  • Scholarship is renewable provided the academic requirements specified in the acceptance letter, including CGPA, are maintained 
  • Scholarship cannot be renewed if the student’s major is changed
  • If the scholarship is lost, it cannot be reinstated
  • Graduate courses taken during undergraduate enrollment do not qualify for the discount
  • Students may not receive a graduate tuition discount on top of other institutional gift aid funding sources, including but not exclusive of assistantships, other grants and scholarships, and institutionally provided aid

Appeals for unusual circumstances may be made to the Director of Financial Aid. 

Interested in learning more? Contact us. 

Headshot of Margaret O'Reilly-Allen
Associate Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 350

Dr. O’Reilly-Allen has been a member of the Rider Community since 1991. She is Director of the Masters of Accountancy Program and the Accounting Co-op Program. She teaches the Managerial Accounting courses, Cost Management, and the graduate course Issues in Financial Reporting. She has also led business study tours to Spain, Italy, Prague, London and Ireland. She is also the Director of the Accounting Internship Program.

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Director of Undergraduate and Transfer Admission
Ciambelli Hall
NJ: Morris, Somerset, Sussex, Hunterdon, and Warren counties; Puerto Rico; US Virgin Islands

Fall 2019 Travel Schedule

Date Time School
Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:00 P.M. Voorhees High School
Sunday, September 15, 2019 12:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Morris County Regional Fair - CCM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00 P.M.