The world of financial aid can seem vast and complicated. While the staff in the Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you maximize the financial aid available to you, you must begin the financial aid process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. There is no charge to complete this form.
You should apply for financial aid every year by completing the FAFSA form - even if you don’t think you qualify. A change in family financial circumstances might affect your eligibility for student aid.
Parent PLUS Loan Worksheet
Download the Parent PLUS Loan Worksheet (PDF) to help you determine the amount of PLUS loan you should borrow.
If requested please fill out and return the Verification Document along with all accompanying documentation.
Expenditure Resource Statement
If requested please fill out and return the Expenditure Resource Statement along with all accompanying documentation.
- 2023–2024 Dependent Expenditure Resource Statement (PDF)
- 2023–2024 Independent Expenditure Resource Statement (PDF)
Please provide our office with proof of your parent(s) "non-filing" claim. Legibly complete 4506-T Form (PDF), make certain to check box 7 for the "Verification of Nonfiling". Please refer to page 2 of 4506-T form for general instructions. The IRS will mail a letter to you, which you will need to provide a copy to the Financial Aid Office.
Athletic Aid Agreement
All students who receive an Athletic Scholarship must sign the Athletic Aid Agreement (2023-2024) (PDF) and agree to the stated terms. Please indicate your acceptance by signing the certification statement and return it to the Office of Financial Aid. Your award will not take effect until we receive your signed certification statement.
Authorization to Hold a Student Aid Credit Balance
If you want to retain a credit on your student account to cover future charges, rather than receiving a refund check, you must sign and return the authorization to hold a student aid credit balance form (PDF).
Permission To Release Information
The Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) and the Higher Education Act (HEA) are federal laws designed to protect the privacy of a student’s education records. FERPA generally prohibits schools from releasing education records or certain information contained in such record, e.g., grades, billing and payment records, financial aid awards, to third parties. Please complete the Permission to Release Student Information Form (PDF) if you want another person/organization to have access to information related to your federal, state, and/or institutional awards (Financial Aid). The completed form should be emailed to [email protected] from your (the student's) Rider email address.
Sibling Enrollment Verification Form
If requested please fill out and return the Sibling Enrollment Verification Form (PDF) along with all accompanying documentation.
The Sibling Grant is offered to families with more than one sibling concurrently attending during an academic year. Fill out the sibling grant application (PDF) and return to the Office of Financial Aid