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The Rensselaer Annual Fund helps to provide a world-class educational experience to our students, prepares them to meet the demands and challenges of the 21st century.

With your gift to the Annual Fund, Rensselaer students:

  • Receive scholarships and competitive financial aid packages—more than 90 percent of Rensselaer students receive some sort of financial aid
  • Experience a world-class undergraduate education of undisputed intellectual rigor
  • Participate in award-winning student programming
  • Take part in undergraduate research and study abroad programs
  • Collaborate with our talented and dedicated faculty, and so much more
It is more important than ever to support our students in order to meet the nation’s growing need for scientific and technical talent. Tuition covers just 75 percent of the cost of educating our students. Your gift makes up the difference between what families pay and the cost of the Rensselaer experience and helps us invest in their future right now.

Where Annual Fund Dollars Go

41 % – Faculty who foster innovation and entrepreneurship in our talented students

28% – Scholarship and financial aid

19% – A world-class, engaging campus that facilitates interdisciplinary, interactive learning for the 21st century

12% – Academic and out-of-classroom opportunities (dollars for undergraduate research, award-winning student programs, student services, and residential life)

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