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Dear Rutgers University-Newark Student:

In the unprecedented situation our community, nation, and world are facing, we know that many students face increased financial constraints.  The federal, state and local governments are working quickly to resolve financial constraints for New Jersey residents. Rutgers-Newark leaders are working very closely with Rutgers-wide officials to coordinate the terms and timing of refunds connected to housing, dining, and other services.  We will update students with new information about this via email as soon as it is available.  Students can also access the FAQs on the Rutgers Coronavirus website.

Our hearts and minds are focused on you.  Please make use of the resources on campus that are available and operating during regular hours of operation.  

Beyond Rutgers University-Newark, there are a number of resources you can access. Below we have complied an important list per students’ requests. 

Applying for and learning about New Jersey Unemployment:

If you may have lost your job due to Coronavirus, students should be filing for unemployment.  In the event that you should lose your employment, your current employer should be providing you details on how to apply for unemployment.

Applying for and learning about SNAP:

SNAP may be able to help you with a number issues, especially with access to food in your community. Learn all about SNAP and other services on myRUN.

Updated information on housing in Newark and beyond:

Ensuring that you have access to housing is essential during this time.  To assist residents across the city and the US, the President and mayors have taken steps to eliminate evictions. The State of New Jersey and the City of Newark have suspended evictions and foreclosures, and President Trump suspends evictions and foreclosures during the month of April.

Free Internet Access for Students

A number of providers of internet access have committed to providing access to students via the Keep Americans Connected Pledge. The arrangements vary among providers so check these webpages for the details:

Working with other major expenses:

Beyond educational expenses, students also asked for information on how and when to deal with a number of other expenses. Below, you will find current announcement on how to work with current lenders and payment options:

In the coming days, we will be providing more information.


myRUN Team

Federal government Suspends student loan payments

On March 20, 2020, the Department of Education has suspended student loan payments and waives student loan interest rates during national emergency.  If you should have any questions, you can reach out to Financial Aid if you should have any questions.