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  • Financing Your Education at NJCU
    The fact that your family's resources are not enough to pay all or part of your expenses should not prevent you from going to college; this is where our college financial aid programs come in. 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. In fact, 90% of undergraduate students who apply for financial aid at NJCU (including most qualified incoming freshmen) receive money for college study. 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! 
    • Try to work additional hours each summer, or in the evenings, to save enough for expenses such as books and room and board. 
    • 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. For assistance, feel free to contact the NJCU financial aid office.