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Big bang for the buck: According to SmartMoney magazine, Rutgers is the nation’s 6th-best college for return on investment. When college costs are balanced with earnings outcomes, Rutgers comes out ahead of all private colleges.

Financial Aid
Invest in your child’s future.

In these uncertain economic times, the value of a Rutgers education is clearer than ever. You get the affordability of a public university, and you get the superior education of Rutgers, a major research institution and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. Affordable, yet ranked with academic powerhouses like Princeton, Penn State, and NYU.

Our goal is that no student will forego a Rutgers education due to financial limitations. In fact, nearly 85% of Rutgers students receive an aid offer, with the average assistance package coming in at $17,500. Our financial aid advisers can help you plan a strategy that fits your family budget, with options that include:
  • Gift aid—grants, scholarships, and fellowships—are outright awards that do not need to be repaid.
  • Loans from federal, state, and private sources may defer payment until after your child graduates.
  • Work-study can help your child defray college expenses while learning valuable workplace skills through part-time jobs, on or off campus.
  • Rutgers Tuition Payment Plans allow you to pay your child’s education in installments.
A Rutgers education pays dividends to your child. Employers around the globe recognize the value of a Rutgers degree. Rutgers is a wise investment (PDF) in your child’s future—you can bank on it.