Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Committed to making a college education possible for all students, regardless of means, NJCU maintains the lowest tuition of any four-year, public college or university in New Jersey. 

In addition to its affordability, each year, NJCU provides more than $20 million in financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans.

FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS

Presidential Scholarship
up to $44,000 for four years (covers full-time in-state tuition and fees) Awarded to incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.00 GPA and a 1270* or higher SAT Evidence- Based Reading and Writing/ Math or 26 Higher ACT

* 1200 or higher SAT Critical Reading/Math for test scores prior to March 2016

Top of the Class Scholarship
up to $32,000 over four years ($8,000 annually) Awarded to first-year students who are academically in the top 10% of their high school graduating class. Selection criteria are based on GPA, rank, and test scores.

Green and Gold Scholarship
up to $24,000 over four years ($6,000 annually) Awarded to incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.00 GPA and an 1170* or higher SAT Evidence- Based Reading and Writing/ Math or 24 or higher ACT composite score. 

* 1100 or higher SAT Critical Reading/Math for test scores prior to March 2016

Gothic Knight Scholarship
up to $16,000 over four years ($4,000 annually) Awarded to incoming freshmen with a minimum 3.00 GPA and a 1080* or higher SAT Evidence- Based Reading and Writing/ Math or 21 or higher ACT composite score.

* 1000 or higher SAT Critical Reading/Math for test scores prior to March 2016

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

An Affordable Pathway to Success, New Jersey City University (NJCU) is the top choice for many transfer students because we are firmly committed to making a college education possible for all students, by maintaining the lowest tuition of any four-year, college or university in New Jersey.  In addition to affordable tuition rates, NJCU provides more than $20 million in financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans every year.

Presidential Scholarship
Covers full-time in-state tuition and fees over two years ($11,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have earned an Associate’s degree with a minimum 3.70 GPA or better.

Green and Gold Scholarship
Covers up to $8,000 over two years ($4,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have earned an Associate’s degree with a minimum 3.50 GPA or better.

Gothic Knight Scholarship
Covers up to $6,000 over two years ($3,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students who have earned an Associate’s degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA or better.

Golden Gothic Scholarship
Covers up to $4,000 over two years ($2,000 annually), normally awarded to incoming full-time transfer students with 30 credits or more and a minimum 3.50 GPA or better.

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