Undergraduate Aid

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Undergraduate Aid

Financing Your Education at NJCU

New Jersey City University believes that money should not be an obstacle to higher education, and our student financial aid programs are designed to help students manage tuition costs. Our comprehensive needs-based student aid program makes higher education a reality for many students – in fact, 75% of our undergraduate students receive financial aid. To make higher education a reality for students who would otherwise be unable to attend, New Jersey City University provides more than $20 million in financial aid annually. Financial aid eligibility at the time of application is based upon a calculation of financial need. Once enrolled, continued financial aid is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress and maintaining a minimum threshold of enrollment. 

Paying for College: Start Here

  • Ask your high school guidance counselor about sources of financial aid. 
  • Search online using terms such as “scholarship” or “tuition.” Be wary of any scholarship program that needs money up-front; review all sources with your college financial aid counselor. 
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for state or federal assistance. You may be pleasantly surprised! 
  • Attend NJCU's financial aid workshops to learn about programs specific to the University. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 201-200-3173 for information on dates and times.

Finding money for college can take some work, but it’s worth it!