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COLLEGE PROFILE

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$68,244
Tuition and Fees
$50,797
Room and Board
$14,630
Books and Supplies
$2,817
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 Deadline 
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 2016-17 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants1,337 (79.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need1,110 (83.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid1,110 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met249 (22.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Award$41,926
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,110 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,325
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,099 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,741
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 199 (17.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift372 (22.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,910
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants4,239 (68.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need3,760 (88.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid3,760 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met725 (19.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met80%
Average Award$38,742
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,760 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,119
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,653 (97.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,830
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 492 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,631 (26.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,920
Borrowing
2016 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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)
 
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
 
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)
 
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$1,983
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.70 4.14 719 695 31
Low 2.40 2.60 550 540 20
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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