Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

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Tuition and Fees for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Total expenses for an undergraduate education at Rider includes tuition, room and board (view Housing and Dining Rates), books, and miscellaneous fees or expenses.


 Credits  Cost
12 to 18 credits 
(full-time student)
$40,570 annually
Each credit above 18 $650 per credit
1 – 11 credits $1,180 per credit

The comprehensive full-time tuition may not include audit and noncredit courses.

Student Expenses

 Expense  Per Course  Per Semester
Student Activities Fee
(Mandatory for all full-time students)
Technology Fees $50 per course for part-time students $225 per semester for full-time students
Distance Learning Course Fee $35  
Audit $180  
Student Teaching Fees   $245 per semester (only when student teaching)

Applied Music 

Westminster Choir College – Applied Music
1 Hour Sessions
  $2,090 per semester (Part-Time)
$1,500 – Elective per semester (Full-Time)
Westminster Choir College – Applied Music
30 Minute Sessions
  $1,050 per semester (Part-Time)
$740 – Elective per semester (Full-Time)

For students whose major requires applied music lessons, the cost of the primary lessons is included in the full-time tuition rate until the requirement is met.  If the student chooses 1) additional lessons beyond the requirement, 2) hour-long lessons when half-hour lessons are required, or 3) enrolls in applied music on an additional instrument, the student will be charged the appropriate elective fee.  Part-time students are charged the appropriate Applied Music fee for their lesson.  There are no other per-credit fees associated with the Applied Music lesson for part-time students.

Students enrolled in majors that do not require lessons are required to pay the Applied Music fee for each semester of elective lessons.

New Student Orientation Fee (One time fee)

    Lawrenceville campus freshman
    Fall semester
    Lawrenceville campus transfer
    Fall semester
    Princeton campus undergraduate
    Fall semester
    Both campuses
    Spring semester
    International Student Orientation
    (excluding ELI students)

Misc. Expenses

 Expense  Cost
Application Fee $50
Freshman Resident Student Parking Fee
(LAW campus only)
$300 for the freshman year
Accompanist Fee*
(Princeton - per sememster)
Chapel Choir Robe (WCC Freshmen) $121
Voice Coaching Fee $600 (1 Credit)
$1200 (2 Credits) 
(non-refundable; after 2 years of non-enrollment)
Enrollment Clearance Fee $50
Enrollment Reinstatement $100
Medical Insurance Plan**
(academic year)
TBA (All Students)
ID Card Replacement - First Time $30
ID Card Replacement - Subsequent Times $60
Late Tuition Payment
(all FT undergraduates)
Late Tuition Payment
(all PT undergraduates)
Deferred Payment Plan $25
Deferred Payment Plan – Late Payment Fee $25
Dishonored Check Fee - First Time $30
Dishonored Check Fee - Subsequent Times $50

*Voice primary students should expect, in most cases, to hire accompanists. They may choose to hire a college-approved accompanist at a standard fee of $525 per semester. The semester fee is not refundable in any part if a student discontinues voice study or decides to seek out another accompanist.

**Medical plans are marketed in spring, rates for the current year will be determined based on the plan marketing.

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 609-896-5000 x7273.

Eligibility for scholarships, loans, and housing may be jeopardized if a student registers for a part-time load.

Students receiving financial aid from federal government programs or agencies (for example the Veterans Administration, the Civil Service Commission or State Scholarship Commissions) must pursue a full-time course of study of 12 credits or more to meet the eligibility requirements for continued assistance. Most state programs have the same requirement.