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Financial Aid Options

Don’t compromise on your future. A prestigious education without a lifetime of debt is a reality at Rutgers. Browse through different financial aid options that may be available to you.

Students may be offered financial aid packages—a combination of various types of aid, such as scholarships, awards, grants, loans, and work-study.

Rutgers FAFSA School Code: 002629

Priority FAFSA Filing Dates:
March 15 for First-Year and Transfer Students

Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships awards are usually granted on the basis of grades and other academic achievement rather than solely on financial need. Rutgers offers a variety of gift aid to first-year and transfer students based on merit and need.

Gift Aid

Gift aid can come in the form of scholarships, awards, or grants and be given out by Rutgers, the federal government, the state government, non-profits, or private organizations.

Work-Study Program

The Federal Work-Study program allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills. Work-study jobs are part-time and available on and off-campus.


Loans must be repaid, usually with some amount of interest added. They can come from federal, state, and university sources as well as private lenders. Our other financial aid options might help you lessen the amount of student loans you’ll have to borrow.