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, in spite of the fact that 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 college, every effort will be made to assist these students in
finding the funds to finance their education.
Each year, more
than half the number of the Rutgers students who apply for financial
aid receive some form of assistance. Although most financial assistance
processed through the Office of Financial Aid is available only to
students who demonstrate need and who are enrolled in a degree program,
other forms of assistance also are available.
participates in the full range of state and federal financial aid
programs and has a large number of university-supported programs. A
brief description of each program follows. All students and parents are
encouraged to file an application for financial aid.
with complex problems or those seeking detailed answers should request
an appointment with an aid counselor. Generally, a student can expect
to see a counselor within a few days of making an appointment,
except during the first three weeks of each term. All information is
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come,
first-served basis to admitted students; the amount is dependent upon
the availability of funds and is based on the student`s financial need
as determined by federal and state guidelines. Assistance is generally
offered in a "package," a combination of scholarships, loans, and
campus employment. Renewal of all awards is dependent upon the
student`s filing an annual application, continued financial need,
satisfactory academic progress, and the availability of funds.