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School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
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  School of Communication and Information 2021-2023 Master of Information Program Financial Aid  

Financial Aid

Students interested in financial support from Rutgers University or external sources are urged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year since it is generally required for consideration for both School of Communication and Information and Rutgers financial assistance. 
Any awards for which financial need is a criterion require submission of the federal FAFSA form by March 15. Information may be found at

For further information on financial aid including how to apply for aid, sources of financial aid, and restrictions on financial aid and employment, visit

The School of Communication and Information (SC&I) offers a limited number of scholarships and fellowships to graduate students each year. The school is continually seeking funding from outside agencies and donors, and awards vary each year. Continuing students are notified early each spring about awards available for the upcoming year, and students are able to submit an application for any scholarship for which they are eligible. For details about SC&I scholarships offered in the most recent year, see

Some graduate students at the university are supported by fellowships funded by sources outside the university. Students should consult standard reference material for sources of nonuniversity fellowships. Students should also contact clubs, fraternal, religious, and national professional organizations and local interest groups for possible aid through stipends and tuition credits. National and local library associations are a regular source of small awards for SC&I students. A student who receives any of these awards is required to notify the Office of Financial Aid.

SC&I and other academic departments at Rutgers hire graduate students as adjunct faculty members to teach undergraduate students. SC&I and administrative offices around the university sometimes also hire students for staff support functions. Students who are interested should contact the appropriate departments to check for availability, or check these websites:

Student employment site at

Rutgers Career Exploration and Success Services with its Handshake site at

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: Campus Information Services.

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