With Us, It's Affordable and Personal

Wondering if you can afford Rider? The answer is yes. No matter where you are in your academic journey, we know college affordability is a top concern for students and families. Every aspect of the Rider experience is personalized and our aid offers are no exception. That’s why we’re committed to making your education affordable, and personalized to your financial needs, from start to finish. 

When you apply to Rider, you’ll be assigned a financial aid advisor who will become your trusted resource and ensure that you’ll get all the financial support you need throughout your years here.

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Step by Step Guide

We know financial aid can be confusing, so here’s an easy guide to get started and stay organized.

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Scholarships & Grants

Helping you afford a Rider education is important to us. Upon admission, students that meet the criteria and qualifications for a merit-based scholarship automatically receive the award; no additional scholarship application is required. Learn more about scholarship and grant opportunities that are available to you.

Don't Forget Your FAFSA

Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is key to determining the amount of financial aid you will receive. Transmit your FAFSA to Rider University using federal school code 002628. Rider uses the FAFSA as the foundation for all financial aid awards and until this is completed, we can only award your merit based aid.

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