Ensuring success for non-traditional learners

Beginning with the spring 2024 semester, qualifying new continuing education students and qualifying previous Rider students may receive financial support (based on need). Funds can be used toward non-tuition/fee related expenses such as childcare, transportation, technology and textbooks. This initiative is made possible thanks to our partner, the State of New Jersey, and the Some College, No Degree grant. In addition, you can take advantage of our low, per-credit tuition rate and may be eligible for financial aid or other tuition assistance. 

Join us for a virtual information session to learn more. 

Please note, all stipends over $600 are taxable. While you may receive a stipend over $600, please ensure you have funds available to cover the taxes. Additionally, if you receive technology support in the form of equipment (laptop, iPad, etc.) and do not enroll in your first semester at Rider, you will be required to return the equipment.


  • Be a New Jersey resident 
  • Completed some college (at Rider or elsewhere) but not earned a bachelor’s degree 
  • Not currently taking college courses
  • Be 25 years or older as of the start of your first semester or be active-duty military or a veteran*
  • Be able to provide proof of need in the form of a bill, invoice, etc.

*Those who do not meet this qualification but are interested in pursuing a 100% online degree program may also be eligible. 

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Our Continuing Education program

Rider's continuing education program offers qualified, adult students the opportunity to pursue any of Rider’s 60+ undergraduate majors at a low, per-credit rate ($670 for on-campus degree programs and $620 for online degree programs). We know learning takes flexibility, so our programs are made to move with our students. With online, evening and accelerated courses and part-time options, you’ll be ready to roam fearlessly into your future.

Benefits of finishing your bachelor’s degree

  • Higher earning potential
  • Improvement in salary and promotion potential upon degree completion
  • Increased employability
  • Opportunity to retool and change careers
  • Access to a strong and diverse network of faculty, colleagues and alumni
Talisa Grant
The CEP provided me rewarding experiences such as teaching conversational English in Spain and attending Broadway plays. These experiences were fostered by Rider's supportive advisors, professors and staff.”
Talisa Grant ’24
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Tuition benefits for University Partners

Rider University is proud to partner with local and international businesses and organizations to promote professional development and make higher education more accessible. Tuition discounts and additional benefits are available for eligible employees or members, as well as their immediate family members under the age of 24, for undergraduate or graduate study. Partners include Bank of America, Prospanica, Church & Dwight, the Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber and more.

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