The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and
the Office of Financial Aid at Rutgers, The State University of New
Jersey, are committed to assisting students with funds to help defray
educational expenses. Since a student's financial resources often
determine whether or not he or she attends college, every effort is
made to assist each student in finding alternative resources to finance
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 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.
funds are available from scholarships, fellowships, assistantships,
grants, low-interest loans, and part-time employment to students
at the school. To apply for grants, loans, and employment, students
must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),
which is available at https://fafsa.ed.gov and from most college and university financial aid offices. At Rutgers,
contact the Office of Financial Aid, Rutgers, The State University of
New Jersey, 620 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1175. Applicants
who file by March 15 may expect a reply by June 1.
about fellowships and assistantships can be found under the heading
Funding and Support for Prospective Graduate Students. The awarding of
fellowships and assistantships is handled by the school with input from individual
academic programs. In all cases, applicants are considered for all
forms of aid for which they are eligible. For more information on
financial aid, including how to apply for aid, sources of financial aid,
and restrictions on financial aid and employment, visit https://studentaid.rutgers.edu.