Summer Session Billing
Refer to the University billing schedule for tuition due dates.
Billing & Payment Options
Rider University accepts the following methods of payment:
- Check or money order (payable to Rider University)
- Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and American Express)
- Supplemental credit approved student loans (Financial Aid)
Get help with understanding or paying your bill. Current Rider students may access their billing information through myRider. New or visiting students may request a copy of their bill upon registration by emailing [email protected]
Financial aid options are limited during the summer. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid at [email protected] prior to summer registration in order to explore these options. If financial aid is not in place at the start of the session, students will be expected to pay their charges in full.
Students must complete a Summer 2021 Financial Aid Application (PDF) in addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A financial aid counselor will review your application to determine available resources and options to cover summer expenses. A personalized communication will be sent to your Rider email with additional information and instructions.
If you have not exhausted your annual eligibility for federal student financial aid, then you may be considered for a Pell Grant and (or) Federal Direct Stafford Loan depending on your enrollment status. If you have no remaining aid eligibility, you can finance summer classes through supplemental borrowing, including PLUS and loans from private lenders. Federal Direct Stafford and PLUS loans require a minimum of six credits of enrollment during the summer. Information and applications are available electronically here (under "Loans") or at the One Stop Help Desk, located on the second floor of the Bart Luedeke Center [BLC].
Financial Responsibility and Account Holds
Students are responsible to pay full tuition and fees unless they officially drop prior to the start of classes or within the refund period as stated in the University Drop/Withdrawal Policy. Students with an account balance of $250 or more will not be allowed to register. Please contact the Bursar’s Office at [email protected] regarding your account information.
Advice for not attending, dropping and withdrawing from a course
Students are held responsible to officially drop or withdraw from a course. Students will not be automatically dropped or withdrawn if they stop attending class(es). Failure to officially drop or withdraw from a course by deadlines outlined in the Summer Session Calendar will result in a grade of “F.” Students who do not attend any class meetings and do not officially drop will receive a grade of “N” and will be held responsible for the full cost of the course tuition.
During the “drop” period, students may drop their courses through myRider. During the course withdrawal I period (student discretion), students must fill out a Course Withdrawal Form and submit it to the Registrar’s Office at [email protected]. During the course withdrawal II period (instructor’s signature required), students must first get approval from their instructor before submitting the course withdrawal form to [email protected]