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Great Education for the Money

The Rutgers Net Price Calculator can help you estimate your net price for attending the university. Net price is the difference between the "sticker" price (full cost) to attend, minus any grants and scholarships for which you may be eligible. Get an early estimate today!

My dream is to just make cool things that help people.
Kayla J.
Journalism and Media Studies

Committed to Making Your Education Affordable

Attending Rutgers is more affordable than you think. To help eligible students afford a Rutgers education, the university offers need-based financial aid, merit-based scholarships, student employment, information about loans, and tuition payment plans.

Financial Aid

Financial aid consists of a variety of grants, scholarships, loans or work study. Rutgers uses your FAFSA or NJAFAA to develop a financial aid package based on your financial information, financial need, and the funds available to the university.

New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program provides financial assistance and support services to New Jersey students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Fact Sheet

Ever since I arrived on campus, Rutgers EOF has done a lot for me as a student and person.
Chris R.
Political Science
The funds that I received from this program have helped pay for my tuition or books when I did not have the money to do so.
Anaya W.

First-Year Scholarships

Competitive awards are based on the academic accomplishments of individual applicants, the overall strength of our applicant pool, and available funding.

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of Enrolling Students Receive Scholarships

Must apply for admission by December 1 to be considered. No separate scholarship application required.