Rensselaer at Work tuition is $1,950 per credit hour. There are no additional fees associated with attendance. In most courses, tuition is inclusive of digital access and all learning resource materials.
Many employers value professionals who wish to develop their technical and leadership abilities through graduate study. Rensselaer at Work has partnership agreements with many employer partners. If your employer has an affiliation with Bright Horizons EdAssist, for example, you may be eligible for a 10% tuition discount, as well as employer support in financing your education. To find out if your employer offers tuition assistance, please contact your HR tuition benefits representative.
Graduate student loans are available in the form of Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Federal Direct PLUS Loans. For more information on loans and payment plans, please visit RPI's Financial Aid Cost of Attendance resource.
Tips for Securing Employer Support
- Research Company Policies: Professionals should reach out to their human resources tuition benefits representative to understand what educational benefits may exist.
- Know the Program: While the RPI program pages outline program benefits and features, professionals can show their interest in sponsorship by demonstrating that they have taken the time to familiarize themselves with the Rensselaer at Work programs. Be prepared to discuss cost, credit structure, time commitments, and core benefits of the program with leadership.
- Frame the Request: When preparing a sponsorship request, think about your organization’s needs and how earning a Rensselaer degree or certificate will help you address those needs. Be sure to demonstrate both immediate and long-term returns for your employer when investing in your education.
- Understand the Implications: While employer support can be incredibly beneficial, it can carry expectations that you will want to understand. Some organizations are willing to fully fund an employee’s education, while others may only provide partial support. Employers often require commitment to a minimum period of employment or other conditions, such as minimum GPA requirements or demonstration of new skills. You should also understand possible tax implications when receiving an educational benefit.
- Inform Decision Makers: If they have any questions about the program, professionals are encouraged to direct their employers to a 30-minute informational webinar.