Financial Aid
Pay it forward.
We want to ensure that a Rutgers education is within reach of all admitted students, especially those with financial need. That’s why Rutgers, New Jersey’s state university, works hard to support your dreams and offers a net price calculator to help you estimate your cost to attend Rutgers University. Last year, 73% of the entering class received an offer of financial aid. Offers ranged from $500 to $24,000, with the average financial aid package reaching $16,000 (including student loans).

How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?
To apply for financial aid, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and follow these steps:
  • Apply for a federal Personal Identification Number (PIN). You and your parent must each apply for a federal PIN.
  • Submit the online FAFSA after January 1. Need a paper FAFSA? Ask your guidance counselor or call toll-free 1-800-4FEDAID.
  • Include Rutgers on Step 6 of your FAFSA.
    • Federal School Code: 002629
    • Address: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 620 George Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901-1175
  • Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible after after January 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission
  • Visit Rutgers' Office of Financial Aid for updated information and answers to your questions.
Please note that international students (F-1 or J-1 visa holders) are not eligible by law for need-based financial aid.

What Kinds of Financial Aid Can I Get?
Rutgers uses your FAFSA to develop a financial-aid package based on your qualifications, financial need and the funds available to the university. Your package may include any or a combination of these major financial aid sources:
  • Gift aid does not require repayment and is divided into three categories: grants (which recognize financial need) and scholarships and awards (which recognize academic merit, special talents, or other achievements).
  • Loans must be repaid (usually after graduation) and can come from private lenders as well as federal, state and university sources.
  • Work-study allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills - often in their intended field.