Due to recent developments regarding COVID-19, the Office of Financial Aid will be working remotely from 3/17/20 - 3/31/20. During this time, we will still have staff available to answer questions. We encourage all students and families to contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). A staff member will respond back to you as quickly as possible upon receipt of your message.
To expedite the processing of documents during this time period, we ask that you do not send anything to our office through the mail. Whenever possible, all documents should be sent through our upload tool (https://admissions.rpi.edu/aid/upload) or by fax (518-276-4797).
Many students at Rensselaer make use of educational student loans offered through the Federal Direct Loan Program (Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized) and the Federal Perkins Loan Program to help fund their education.
These loans are offered without regard to student credit history/score, and are based on FAFSA (and CSS Profile) eligibility.
Students can supplement these loans with the following:
Federal Direct PLUS Loan – Graduate/professional students, or parents of undergraduate students
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records, including student financial aid information.
Although FERPA contains exceptions permitting disclosure of certain student records without consent in some circumstances, the simplest and fastest way for information to be shared is with a written student consent. Rensselaer developed this form to help protect our students' information.