The staff in the Office of Financial Aid at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is concerned with students` educational expenses. The impact of educational expenses upon the student and his or her family is sizable even though tuition at Rutgers covers only a small portion of the actual cost of instruction for each student. In order to allow students with limited financial resources to attend GSAPP, every effort is made to assist these students in finding the funds to finance their education.
The majority of graduate students at the university, like most graduate students in the United States, receive some measure of financial aid. The amount of support each student receives depends in part, of course, upon the availability of funds. The availability of support is often dependent upon the specific graduate program and degree status. Support ranges from grants partially covering tuition charges to awards sufficient to pay all educational and living expenses. The sources of support include university funds, federal and state government funds, corporate and individual bequests to the university, and grants from educational and scientific foundations.
Limited funds are available from scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and part-time employment to students at the school.
All students are strongly encouraged to file an application for financial aid.