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Cost and Financial Aid

Rutgers University offers financial aid packages for qualifying undergraduate and graduate students that include scholarships, awards, grants, loans, work-study and fellowships.

Making It Happen

A degree from Rutgers University–Camden can open doors and put you on the path to an exceptional career. With reasonable tuition and generous financial aid, we unlock a lifetime of opportunities without a lifetime of debt.

86%
of students receive some form of financial aid
$15,853
average financial aid reward for undergraduates
#1
Most Affordable College in New Jersey
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Invest in Yourself

Estimate your cost of attending Rutgers University–Camden with this quick tool that calculates tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state students.

Cost for Undergraduates

Paying for Your Education

The FAFSA due date is December 1. 

Completing the FAFSA annually is how students apply to receive federal grants, loans, merit-based scholarships from Rutgers–New Brunswick, and work-study offers. FAFSA applications also determine if New Jersey students are eligible for state aid. All students are encouraged to submit a FAFSA every year. 

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Bridging The Gap

New Jersey undergraduate students can reduce their college costs by up to 100% at Rutgers University–Camden. Through Bridging the Gap, supplemented by the Garden State Guarantee, you can greatly decrease or completely avoid student loan debt while working toward a Rutgers degree. Rutgers University–Camden has provided over $32 million in support to working class families from New Jersey.

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Types of Financial Aid

Grants

Grants—including Rutgers, federal, and state grants—are awarded to students based solely on financial need. To be considered for any Rutgers grants, you will need to complete the FAFSA.

Scholarships

Continuing and admitted students who submit a FAFSA are automatically considered for a wide range of scholarships awarded by the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid. Merit-based scholarships are based on the academic strength of individual applicants, the overall competitiveness of our applicant pool, and available funding. Scholarships are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid.

Loans

Rutgers students and their families might need to supplement their education finances. Several types of loans are available, so consider all options and find the loan that makes the most sense for you.

Student Employment

Through the Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) and the Job Location and Development Program (JLDP), the Rutgers Student Employment Office helps students find jobs to earn their own money and gain work skills.

New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application

Through the New Jersey Tuition Equality Act, New Jersey Dreamers who are enrolled in eligible New Jersey colleges and universities can apply for state financial aid.

New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund

EOF provides financial assistance and support services (counseling, tutoring, developmental coursework) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend participating institutions of higher education in New Jersey.

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