Financial Aid

Financial Aid


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!


NJCU many options for financing your education from scholarships and grants that do not need to be repaid to loans with affordable repayment options. We can help you find the best financial aid package to fund your education.

Explore the options available!

To be eligible for various forms of financial aid, students must be enrolled in a minimum number of credit hours per semester as follows:

State Aid

12 credits or more

Pell Grant

Full award

3/4 award

1/2 award

1/4 award

12 credits or more

9-11 credits

6-8 credits

5 credits or less

Federal Direct Loans

6 credits or more

Federal Work Study

6 credits or more




Hepburn Hall, Room 215
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07305-1597
Office: 201-200-3173
Fax: 201-200-3181

If you are unable to reach us on the phone, please contact us using one of the methods below.
Please include your Gothic ID number in any email.


Fall & Spring: September – May
Monday, Thursday  8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday  8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Summer Hours: June – August 
Monday – Thursday  8:00 am – 5:15 pm
Friday  8:30 am – 4:00 pm (tentative)

Financial Aid Award, Notice Information and Procedures