First Year Textbook Grant

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First-Year Textbook Grant Program

The NJCU Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management launched the first-year textbook grant program beginning with the Fall 2018 entering class.  

We are committed to aiding students and families during their time at NJCU and this is a major step in ensuring students have materials needed to succeed at our university.

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Textbooks are expensive.  What is NJCU doing to help?

As textbook costs continue to rise, we listened, and are implementing a new program to help. “The First-Year Textbook Grant Program” is a new NJCU program designed to make sure students have tools to succeed in your courses.  

How is NJCU helping me?

We are providing $250 per semester, for textbooks, up to $500 for the year, to qualified first-year students.

How do I qualify?

To qualify, you need to be a first-year student with family income of $65,000 or less, meet with your academic advisor twice a semester, complete and file your FAFSA by December 1st to receive the $250 for spring.

Should we rent or buy textbooks?

As part of this exceptional commitment to making sure you have resources you need to excel, we encourage renting textbooks, to minimize costs, and are partnering with faculty to provide free electronic textbooks and course materials.

Where do I go with questions or for help?

To see if you qualify for this program, contact the Student Outreach and Retention (SOAR) office at 201-200-3577, email, or visit the office in Vodra 101.


We look forward to your success!

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