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Information for City of Newark Applicants

With programs for Newark and Greater Newark area students, you can find your academic home, close to home, on our diverse and welcoming campus.

In Newark, Of Newark

As the anchor educational institution in and of New Jersey's largest city, Rutgers University–Newark offers students opportunities to excel in the classroom and community.

Honors Living-Learning Community

The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) is a transformational college access program that is broadening pathways to college for promising talent and re-imagining academia. The program is focused on identifying the talent within our midst and providing continued opportunity and prosperity for all, including those who have been systematically disenfranchised by systems of inequality.

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RU-N to the TOP Financial Aid Program

The RU-N to the TOP Financial Aid Program provides a "last-dollar" financial aid award for undergraduate first-year students from Newark and Greater Newark and/or transfer students from New Jersey’s County Colleges. The program will expand in fall 2022 to include Greater Newark residents from Orange, East Orange, and Irvington that meet the eligibility requirements.

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Educational Opportunity Fund 

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is a state-sponsored program available to students that show promise but need additional financial and academic support. The program provides services designed to foster community, assist with financial literacy and academic success, and provide leadership development through access to professional networks and resources relevant to this rapidly evolving world. The goal is success far beyond your college graduation.

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EOF students outsidde