Full-Time Tuition Inclusion

Please see the table of applied lesson suffixes in the Applied Music section in the Undergraduate Academic Policies section of this catalog.  Registration for the incorrect suffix may result in an incorrect bill. 

Lawrenceville Students

Full-time tuition charges are incurred by students who enroll for credit loads, including credit equivalents for non-credit and audited courses, which fall within the ranges indicated below. Further charges are incurred when full-time students exceed maximum load levels, excluding recital credits or participation in auditioned choirs or productions for School of Fine and Performing Arts majors.

For School of Fine and Performing Arts students, full undergraduate tuition includes:

  1. For School of Fine and Performing Arts students, full undergraduate tuition includes:

  2. A minimum of 12 and maximum of 18 credits per semester or the equivalent including non-credit courses.
  3. Primary applied music study to the maximum required credits/semesters.
  4. Applied dance study to the maximum required credits/semesters. (see below)
  5. Once all applied music or dance requirements have been completed, all additional lessons or courses will be billed at the elective rate.
  6. Music students in double major programs with two different primary instruments will be billed for the second applied lesson at the elective rate.

Please see the table of applied lesson suffixes in the “Applied Music” section in the Undergraduate Academic Policies section of this catalog.  Registration for the incorrect suffix may result in an incorrect bill. 

Princeton Students

Full-time tuition charges are incurred by students who enroll for credit loads, including credit equivalents for non-credit and audited courses, which fall within the ranges indicated below. Further charges are incurred when full-time students exceed maximum load levels, excluding VC593 or participation in auditioned choirs.

Please see the Tuition and Fees Table on Rider’s website for elective and part-time charges for elective music and dance study. 

Full undergraduate tuition includes:

A minimum of 12 and maximum of 18 credits per semester or the equivalent including non-credit courses. Exception: during the senior student teaching semester for Music Education majors, full-time tuition covers only the course ME492. For primary applied music study, one hour per week of applied music instruction each semester, except during the student teaching semester for Music Education majors or a full-time (12 cr) internship semester for Bachelor of Arts in Music majors. Composition majors receive one hour per week of private composition instruction and one half-hour per week of either private voice or private keyboard instruction. Once all applied requirements have been completed, all additional applied lessons will be billed at the elective rate. Students in double major programs with two different primary instruments will be billed for the second applied lesson at the elective rate. Any non-required private lesson will be billed at the elective rate.

Please see the table of applied lesson suffixes in the Applied Music section in the Undergraduate Academic Policies section of this catalog.  Registration for the incorrect suffix may result in an incorrect bill. 

Dance Study

Effective as of the fall 2014 semester for all new or readmitted Rider University students on both campuses: For all students whose major or minor program does not require applied dance study under the DAN prefix, or for those students who have completed dance requirements, elective fees will apply. All part-time students are charged a dance fee.  Please see below.  Registration for applied dance study follows this table of courses. Students will register for the appropriate course number, as indicated in the curriculum pages later in this section.

Maximum enrollment under full-time tuition: In B.A.-Dance/Performance Track, a total of 15 credits of applied dance instruction, including all dance courses taken at Rider University and at Princeton Ballet School (PBS); in B.A.-Dance/Dance Studies Track, a total of 14 credits of applied dance instruction, including all dance courses taken at Rider University and at Princeton Ballet School; in Dance Minor, a total of 8 credits of applied dance instruction, including all dance courses taken at Rider University and at Princeton Ballet School.

Registration for DAN 100 and DAN 300 require a placement completed with dance faculty.

Full-Time Students

DAN 100

  • DAN-100-01 – 1-credit required course taken at PBS. Included in tuition – no extra charge. Example: B.A./Dance majors and minors up to the maximum stated above.
  • DAN-100-01F – 1-credit elective course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – $740 extra per semester. Examples: Student who has completed all required applied dance study in their major, student who has completed all required applied dance study in their minor, or student whose major or minor does not require lessons.

DAN 151 Pilates and Modern – 1-credit course taken at Lawrenceville campus.  Included in tuition – no extra charge.  Course counts toward the maximum stated above.

DAN 152 World Dance & Improvisation – 1-credit course taken at Lawrenceville campus.  Included in tuition – no extra charge.  Course counts toward the maximum stated above.

DAN 300

  • DAN-300-01 – 2-credit required course taken at PBS. Included in tuition – no extra charge. Example: B.A./Dance majors and minors up to the maximum stated above.
  • DAN-300-01F – 2-credit elective course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – $1,500 extra per semester. Examples: Student who has completed all required applied dance study in their major, student who has completed all required applied dance study in their minor, or student whose major or minor does not require lessons.

Note: Students choosing to register for both DAN 100-01F and DAN 300-01F as elective study in the same semester will be charged a total fee of $2,000.00.

Part-Time Students

(all students, both campuses, regardless of major or requirements)

DAN 100

  • DAN-100-01P –1-credit course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – $1,050 extra per semester. For majors and minors, course counts toward the maximum stated above.

DAN 300

  • DAN-300-01P –2-credit course taken at PBS. Not included in tuition – $2,090 extra per semester. For majors and minors, course counts toward the maximum stated above.

Note: Part-time students choosing to register for both DAN 100-01P and 300-01P in the same semester will be charged a total fee of $3,050.00.