The School of Law-Camden and the staff in the Office of Financial Aid at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are concerned with students` educational expenses. The impact of these expenses upon the student and his or her family is significant, in spite of the fact that tuition at Rutgers covers only a small portion of the cost of instruction for each student. In order to allow students with limited financial resources to attend law school, every effort is made to assist students in finding alternatives to finance their education.
The majority of students who enroll in the law school receives some measure of financial aid. The amount and type of support each student receives depend upon the need for assistance, qualifications, and university funding. In the 2001-2002 academic year, more than $13.5 million was distributed to students in the law school through fellowships, grants, loans, and employment. The typical financial aid package was about $20,000, with 82 percent of law students receiving some form of assistance. The largest program in 2001-2002 was the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan program, which provided more than $10 million to 640 students.
Students may contact the Office of Financial Aid, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Armitage Hall, Camden, NJ 08102; 856/225-6039. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.