Rights and Responsibilities
Method of Billing and Communication
Rider University uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official billing method. All bills can be viewed via the myRider portal. The student can also give “Authorized Users” (parents, employers, etc.) the ability to view e-bills and make online payments. The student and authorized users are responsible for viewing and paying the student account by the scheduled due date.
The Bursar’s Office and its agents notify students of delinquent accounts via the current phone number and e-mail addresses on file in the Dean of Students Office.
Updating Contact Information
It is up to the student to inform the University of any Changes to their current physical address, e-mail address and phone number. You can easily update any changes in the Personal Information section of the myRider portal or by contacting the Dean of Students at 609-896-5101.
You have the right to receive a full explanation of your financial obligations. Please refer any billing questions to the Bursar’s Office. We can be reached at 609-896-5020 or email [email protected].
Financial Agreement at Rider
The Financial Agreement to Register acknowledges your rights and responsibilities when enrolling in classes at Rider University. This document outlines Rider’s policies regarding delinquent accounts, method of communications, financial aid and withdrawals.
How often do I need to sign the agreement?
All students are required to sign the agreement during each major registration period. For your convenience, Rider allows you to sign one agreement in March, for the summer and fall registration period, and one agreement in October, for the Interim and Spring registration period.
How do I sign the agreement?
Rider’s Financial Agreement is now available online as part of the registration process. Prior to registration, all students must accept the terms and conditions of the financial agreement. This agreement acknowledges the student’s financial rights and responsibilities.
For detailed instructions on how to complete the Financial Agreement, download the Financial Agreement Step instructions here:
- New Student Instructions: personal computers (PDF) or mobile devices (PDF).
- Continuing Student Instructions: personal computers (PDF) or mobile devices (PDF).
For detailed instructions on how to complete the COVID-19 Shared Responsiblity Pledge, download the instructions here:
What happens if I do not complete the Financial Agreement or if I click “I disagree/Return to Registration Page?”
If a student does not accept the terms and conditions of the agreement, they will not be permitted to register for classes until the issue is resolved.
Payment of Fees/Promise to Pay
By registration, the student accepts full responsibility to pay all tuition, fees and other associated costs assessed as a result of registration. Students who withdraw or drop a course will be refunded according to the University Drop and Withdrawal Policy.
Late Payment Charge: Full payment of tuition or a monthly payment plan is required to avoid a late fee. Late payment fees are assessed based on the status of your enrollment.
a. Full-time Students - $250.00
b. Part-time Students - $50.00
Financial Hold: The University has the right to 1) cancel your enrollment and revoke your privileges of any university affiliated programs or additional options and services supported by payment of your account 2) withhold future registration privileges or schedule adjustments 3) withhold all academic information on all accounts that are delinquent.
Collection Agency Fees: Delinquent balances will be referred to a collection agency. The collection agency fees, including attorney’s fees, necessary for the collection of the delinquent account will be at the expense of the student. Delinquent account will be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.
Returned Payments/Failed Payment Agreements
If a payment is returned by the bank for any reason, the university will charge the student a Returned Payment Fee of $30.00 for each returned transaction. If multiple payments are returned, the university will require the student to pay by certified check or cash. All other forms of payment will be accepted by the discretion of the Bursar.
Refunds due to course drops and withdrawals
In accordance with University Drop and Withdrawal Policy, your effective date of withdrawal will determine the amount of refund that you will be eligible to receive.
IRS Form 1098-T
The university is required to report to the Internal Revenue Service of any students who paid “Qualified educational expenses” in the preceding tax year. Qualified expenses include tuition, any fees that required for enrollment. The 1098-T form is sent to the student by January 31st of each year. The student’s Social Security Number (SSN) is used to report the 1098-T to the IRS.
The student is required to provide their Social Security number (SSN) or taxpayer identification number (TIN) to Rider University upon admission. If you do not have a SSN by admission, it is the student’s responsibility to update their SSN with the Dean of Students Office as soon as one is available. Failure to comply can result in fines assessed by the IRS.
Any administrative, clerical or technical billing errors do not absolve the student of their financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees and other associated financial obligations assess as a result of registration at Rider University.
If the student’s age is younger than the applicable age of majority when registration occurs, the student is still contractually obligated pursuant to the “doctrine of necessaries.”