Rider offering 20% discount to state employees and their families

Rider University will offer a 20% discount to New Jersey state government employees and their immediate family members under the age of 23, the school said.

The discount applies to all undergraduate and on-campus, part-time graduate programs, as well as online programs.

Participants can pursue a degree, certificate or individual classes from more than 100 nationally ranked programs, including accounting, business administration, cybersecurity, homeland security and more.

Jamie Mitchell, the director of graduate admissions and university partnerships at Rider, said the program is a way the university can help the state.

“Rider is dedicated to helping companies and organizations strengthen their workforces by making higher education more accessible and affordable,” she said. “We always welcome the opportunity to forge deeper engagement with our community and are particularly excited to support the professional development of state employees and their families.”

Deidre Webster Cobb, the New Jersey Civil Service Commission chair and CEO, was pleased by the announcement.

“We are proud to partner with Rider University in offering New Jersey state and local government employees and their immediate family discounts on tuition,” she said. “This partnership is another example of some of the benefits that come along with working in public service.”