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The Rider Advantage rewards academic performance, builds student leadership, and facilitates career planning with a generous incentive grant that helps bridge the tuition gap between your first and second year of college. The grant is awarded in addition to other financial aid and scholarship awards that you may receive, regardless of need.

  • Who is eligible? All students entering as first-time, full-time freshmen in September 2016 or earlier who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better by the end of their first year at Rider and demonstrate leadership qualities are eligible for this award. In addition, eligible students will be required to work with the Career Development and Success office to develop a resume on Handshake, the online job management system.
  • How does it work? By maintaining a 3.2 GPA and completing at least 24 credits during your freshman year, you will receive a grant in your sophomore year that matches the actual difference in tuition between your first and second year of college.
  • What are the benefits? Since the Rider Advantage was created to help minimize the impact of subsequent tuition increases, the grant is renewable in your junior and senior year if you maintain full-time status and a 3.2 CGPA.