Financial Aid

FAFSA Information

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is committed to helping students navigate the financial aid process and is actively supporting those impacted by this year’s FAFSA issues. Despite the delays associated with the new FAFSA form, thanks to our use of the CSS Profile to apply for Rensselaer’s need-based awards, students will still receive an estimate of federal eligibility based on their CSS Profile data. Families have been able to file their 2024-25 RPI Aid Application since October 2023. Rensselaer continues to monitor the delays from the U.S. Department of Education on the receipt of students’ FAFSA information by all colleges and universities.  At this time, Rensselaer has extended the traditional May 1 deadline for enrollment deposits to May 15. We encourage all Fall 2024 incoming families to file the CSS Profile without delay if they have not filed already.

We understand the stress that the FAFSA-related delays have caused and are here to help. For more information, tune in to episode four of the Crashing the Faculty Lounge podcast. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Marty Daniels at or (518) 276-6813.