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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$66,172
Tuition and Fees
$49,341
Room and Board
$14,095
Books and Supplies
$2,736
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan, external finance company

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mailadmissions@rpi.edu
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlineFebruary 1
Award NotificationOn or about March 12
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002803
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile$25 for first college, $16 each additional

PROFILE OF 2014-15 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,057 (79.4%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need862 (81.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid862 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met228 (26.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met85%
Average Award$37,760
Need-Based Gift
Received by 862 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,205
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 858 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,574
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 203 (23.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift311 (23.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,440
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants3,893 (70.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need3,486 (62.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid3,486 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met716 (20.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met77%
Average Award$34,359
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,486 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,527
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,363 (96.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,056
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 516 (14.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,485 (26.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,860
Borrowing
2014 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
66%
Average Indebtedness of
2014 Graduates
$41,814
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
Not reported

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans 
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Academic Competitiveness Grants, National SMART Grants, Gates Millennium Scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, Minority scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Humanities, Military Science, Mathematics
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, Members of Minorities
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Ethnic Background, Children and Siblings of Alumni
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,854
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.69 4.06 694 648 642 30
Low 2.50 3.16 500 400 420 14
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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