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You’ve got the credentials, the transcript, and the drive to be part of Rensselaer, but we know that cost is a concern to many students and families.

Rensselaer has a wide range of aid options including grants, scholarships, loans, and work programs to assist in making a Rensselaer education possible.

The Office of Financial Aid staff is ready to assist you in developing a plan that will suit your individual situation.

Most of our merit based awards simply require you to apply for admission. Federal, state, and need-based aid programs require additional applications. See the Financial Aid Resources page for more information.

Because Rensselaer provides varied merit scholarships, if a student is eligible for multiple Rensselaer scholarships, we will provide the scholarship which awards the highest dollar value for which the student is qualified.

A student may not combine multiple awards. The total of Rensselaer provided scholarships or grants may not exceed tuition.

Please call the Office of Financial Aid at (518) 276-6813 or e-mail with any questions.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

Estimated Cost of Attendance for First-Year Undergraduate Students (2017–18)

Tuition: $51,000
Fees: $1,305
Room and Board: $14,960

Books and Supplies: $1,286
Personal and Misc.: $1,581

Total 2017-18 Undergraduate Estimated Cost of Attendance: $70,132

In addition, all students are required to have a laptop for their course work. Students may purchase one from Rensselaer at an approximate cost of $1,500.

Graduate Full-time Students (2017-18)

Tuition: $51,000
Fees & Insurance: $2,757
Room and Board: $13,970
Books and Supplies: $2,992

Total 2017-2018 Graduate Estimated Cost of Attendance: $70,719

Part-time tuition for Troy-based graduate students: $2,060 per credit hour.

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