Online Tuition Information

Accessible Education and Affordable Tuition

Going back to school should be an opportunity, not a puzzle. That’s why Rider University provides affordable tuition and accessible financial aid for our online students. You want to focus on the building blocks for your success, not the roadblocks.

We make a variety of financing options available, including payment plans, loan programs and financial aid awards.

Online Tuition and Fees for the 2021 Academic Year

Undergraduate Programs
$510 per credit hour

Graduate Programs
$970 per credit hour

Student Expenses for the 2020 – 2021 Academic Year

Technology Fee
$50 per course

Distance Learning Fee
$35 per course

Your enrollment advisor may recommend certain prerequisite courses for you to qualify for entry into a degree program. Some prerequisite courses are undergraduate-level courses and will be billed at the undergraduate tuition rate.

The fees and charges set forth herein are subject to adjustment at any time.

Questions regarding rates and fees should be directed to the Bursar’s Office at 609-896-5020.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students pursuing online bachelor’s or master’s degrees. We currently offer financial aid in the form of federal student loans. If you are a current or future online student with Rider and are interested in receiving a federal student loan, follow the process outlined below. You can also obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).


Although we cannot process financial aid awards until a student is admitted, our financial aid office recommends students file a FAFSA as soon as possible.

You can fill out the financial aid forms in approximately one hour. Links to the forms and instructions on how to complete them are detailed below. You can complete all of these forms online. Please ensure that ALL forms have been completed prior to your acceptance to ensure timely processing.

Questions about financial aid? We’re here when you need us.

If you need any assistance with your federal student aid, please contact the financial aid office:

Financial Aid Office
2083 Lawrenceville Rd.,
The Bart Luedeke Center
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648




  1. Apply for admission to Rider University
  2. Request a federal PIN. This acts as the electronic signature.
  3. Complete the FAFSA at Include the Rider University school code, 002628, in the application.
  4. Once we receive the results of your needs analysis from the federal processor, we will design a financial aid package to meet your individual needs. You will receive an award letter from Rider outlining the various types of aid for which you are eligible.
  5. First time Stafford Loan borrowers must complete a master promissory note once, along with entrance counseling.