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With financial aid, Rutgers University-Newark may be more affordable than you think.

Follow steps below and view the First Year Admitted Student Timeline:

  1. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible!
    1. If you already completed a FAFSA, add us to your application. School code: 002629
    2. Priority dates: Spring Admission- November 15; Fall Admission- December 1.
  2. Check your eligibility for New Jersey State Grants
    1. To be considered for NJ State Grants, answer the additional Higher Education Assistance and Authority (HESAA) questions and submit any required documents.
    2. Do not miss the HESAA deadline!
  3. Are you an EOF transfer student? Eligible for U.S. Military benefits? If you answered yes to any of these, click here.
  4. Review the First Year Admitted Student Timeline



Scholarships can help to offset the cost of attending the university. Here are a few transfer scholarships:

The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC)

HLLC is a transformative college access and success program that fosters the academic, social, and personal development of talented first-year and transfer students with a desire to make a difference in their communities and beyond.

Key Benefits:

  • Offers a residential scholarship that covers room and board
  • Provides personalized faculty mentoring and academic advisement
  • Exposes students to meaningful internships and research assistantships
  • Helps students with academic promise to realize their dreams

Note: HLLC scholarship is only offered for fall enrollment only. Click here for more information on HLLC.

Rutgers University-Newark Talent and Opportunity Pathways (RU-N to the TOP)

RU-N to the TOP program is a financial aid program that provides a “last-dollar” scholarship covering the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory school fees after all federal, state, and internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied.

Note: RU-N to the TOP scholarship is offered for both fall and spring enrollment. Click here for more information on RU-N to the TOP.


Key Contacts

Blumenthal Hall3rd Floor
249 University AvenueNewarkNJ07102

The Office of Financial Aid can assist with any questions in reference to federal, state and institutional aid.

Click here to contact us