RU-N to the TOP

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Rutgers University-Newark has established the Rutgers University–Newark Talent and Opportunity Pathways financial aid program (RU-N to the TOP) for newly enrolled undergraduate students. This program solidifies our strategic plan and commitments to boundary-crossing scholarship, diverse talent cultivation, and engagement as an anchor institution.  The RU-N to the TOP program enables us to build upon these commitments and recruit the most outstanding first-year students from the Newark and Greater Newark and/or transfer students from New Jersey’s County Colleges (NJCC). The RU-N to the TOP program was launched in Fall 2016 for newly admitted undergraduate Newark residents and will be expanded in Fall 2022 to newly admitted undergraduate students from Orange, East Orange and Irvington residents.

The RU-N to the TOP program provides a “last-dollar” financial aid award that covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees. The award is offered after all federal, state, institutional, internal/external scholarships and grants have been applied. Students must meet the program’s eligibility and income requirements. To learn more about the program, please click on one of the two buttons below. You will select the button that corresponds to your first semester of enrollment at Rutgers-Newark.

Below you will find RU-N to the TOP program overviews for students entering Rutgers University-Newark as a new student from either:

First Semester at RU: Fall 2016 - Spring 2022

First Semester at RU: Fall 2022 and beyond

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.

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