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Top 72 New Jersey Scholarships in April 2024

Written by Sawyer Hiton

Sawyer Hiton is a former scholarship and financial aid writer with Scholarships360. Previously, Sawyer worked with the nonprofit College Possible, supporting high school juniors in beginning their college plans and applications. Sawyer graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in Philosophy.

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Updated: April 3rd, 2024

The state of New Jersey, known as the “Garden State,” embraces the motto “Liberty and Prosperity.” This makes sense given the bounty of scholarships and financial aid opportunities found in New Jersey! Keep reading to find a wealth of resources to help fund your New Jersey education!

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New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

Offered by Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

Multiple awards worth up to $14,404
Deadline Sep 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

Are you a New Jersey resident enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an approved New Jersey college, university, or degree-granting proprietary school? If so,…Show More

Are you a New Jersey resident enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an approved New Jersey college, university, or degree-granting proprietary school? If so,…Show More

Are you a New Jersey resident enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program at an approved New Jersey college, university, or degree-granting proprietary school? If so, you may be eligible for the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)! Each year, the grant is awarded to multiple NJ residents who are attending an approved NJ university or proprietary school (see "Eligibility Information" for the full list of eligible schools). Award amounts vary based on the application year and the type of school an applicant is attending. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must complete either the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application or the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you're a New Jersey resident pursuing an undergraduate degree at an eligible school, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $14,404
Deadline Sep 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Builder’s League of South Jersey Scholarship

Offered by Builders League of South Jersey

3 awards worth $6,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Builders League of South Jersey

The Builder’s League of South Jersey Scholarship is open to college students living in or attending school in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem,…Show More

The Builder’s League of South Jersey Scholarship is open to college students living in or attending school in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem,…Show More

The Builder’s League of South Jersey Scholarship is open to college students living in or attending school in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland counties, New Jersey. Applicants' studies may be undertaken in qualified trade school programs as well as junior and four-year college university programs. Eligible fields may include, but are not limited to air conditioning, plumbing and heating technology, electrical, construction management and technology, and CAD drafting. If you're a South Jersey student pursuing a course of study related to real estate and the construction industry, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

3 awards worth $6,000
Deadline Apr 26, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
Apply

St. Andrew’s Society of Washington DC Founders’ Scholarship

Offered by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students

Offered by St. Andrew's Society of Washington, DC

Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great…Show More

Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great…Show More

Are you a post-secondary student of Scottish birth or heritage? If so, the St. Andrew's Society of Washington DC Founders' Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple post-secondary students of Scottish birth or heritage. Bear in mind that applicants from the United States must also hold permanent residence in the Mid-Atlantic Region (the District of Columbia, the States of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, West Virginia, and the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia). Other evaluation criteria include an identifiable need for financial assistance, a meritorious academic record, and an indication that the proposed course of study will materially contribute to the applicant's intellectual development and economic independence. Special attention will be given to applicants whose work would enhance public knowledge of Scottish history or culture. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College & Graduate Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund

Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student residing in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware who is the child of a deceased organ,…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student residing in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware who is the child of a deceased organ,…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student residing in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware who is the child of a deceased organ, tissue, or cornea donor? If so, you may be eligible for the David Nelson Jr. Memorial Fund. Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to the applicant who submits the best ~500-word essay "describing how donation has touched his or her life." Applicants must also be under the age of 25. If you're from Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware, and are the child of a deceased organ/tissue/cornea donor, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

1 award worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

John Lepping Memorial Scholarship: Education Assistance for Disabled Youth

Offered by The Lep Foundation for Youth Education

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by The Lep Foundation for Youth Education

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to provide education assistance for disabled youth. Students living with spinal cord injuries, rare skin conditions,…Show More

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to provide education assistance for disabled youth. Students living with spinal cord injuries, rare skin conditions,…Show More

The John Lepping Memorial Scholarship is awarded each year to provide education assistance for disabled youth. Students living with spinal cord injuries, rare skin conditions, debilitating Lyme disease, cerebral palsy, Fraser’s Syndrome, and Cress Syndrome have been the recipients of this college financial support, although the scholarship is available to students with a wide range of physical and psychological conditions. The scholarship is awarded by the Lep Foundation to help families struggling to both support the financing of college education while also dealing with the medical and rehabilitation costs that accompany disability. Each year, one $5,000 scholarship will be awarded. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

NJHOF Arete Scholarship Award

Offered by New Jersey Hall of Fame

2 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by New Jersey Hall of Fame

Are you a high school senior from New Jersey? If so, consider applying for the NJHOF Arete Scholarship Award! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000…Show More

Are you a high school senior from New Jersey? If so, consider applying for the NJHOF Arete Scholarship Award! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000…Show More

Are you a high school senior from New Jersey? If so, consider applying for the NJHOF Arete Scholarship Award! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to one exceptional male and one exceptional female student who are graduating from a New Jersey high school this academic year. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to kickstart your academic journey! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

2 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship

Offered by Mountainside

10 awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors

Offered by Mountainside

Are you a high school junior or senior attending a school in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey? Further, has your life been…Show More

Are you a high school junior or senior attending a school in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey? Further, has your life been…Show More

Are you a high school junior or senior attending a school in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New York, or New Jersey? Further, has your life been directly or indirectly affected by substance abuse? If so, the Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you. Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to up to ten eligible high school upperclassmen who submit a 500-800-word essay about how addiction has impacted their lives, how their perspective has changed on the "disease of addiction", and how earning the scholarship would help them in their future studies. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply. Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

10 awards worth $1,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Juniors & Seniors
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship

Offered by John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 3, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation

Are you a graduating high school senior with Type 1 diabetes who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you a graduating high school senior with Type 1 diabetes who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance? If so, you may be eligible for the…Show More

Are you a graduating high school senior with Type 1 diabetes who has demonstrated exemplary academic performance? If so, you may be eligible for the Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship! The Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors from New Jersey who have type 1 diabetes and are seeking higher education at an accredited four-year university, college, technical, or trade school. The scholarship is offered by the John E. Kostic Memorial Foundation, an organization that offers scholarship programs to improve the lives of vulnerable youth and families in New Jersey. As part of this mission, their Juvenile Diabetes Scholarship awards varying amounts of scholarship money to multiple New Jersey residents each year. If you’re a New Jersey resident passionate about pursuing a postsecondary education while having type 1 diabetes, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline May 3, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Morgan Levine Dolan Community Service Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
5 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion for (and prior experiences with) either community service or playing sports? If so, consider applying for the Morgan Levine Dolan Community Service Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 each to five current or incoming post-secondary students with a history of either playing sports or volunteering in their local community. To apply, interested students must submit an essay detailing how earning this scholarship will help them fulfill their future goals. If you're from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania and love either community service or sports, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

5 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Apply

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship

Offered by National Association of Asian American Professionals - Philadelphia Chapter

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline May 24, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by National Association of Asian American Professionals - Philadelphia Chapter

The NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Asian, college-bound high school seniors and current college students attending school in the Greater Philadelphia area.…Show More

The NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Asian, college-bound high school seniors and current college students attending school in the Greater Philadelphia area.…Show More

The NAAAP Philadelphia Future Leaders Scholarship is open to Asian, college-bound high school seniors and current college students attending school in the Greater Philadelphia area. "Greater Philadelphia" includes the following counties: Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Bucks (Pennsylvania), Camden, Gloucester, and Burlington (New Jersey), and New Castle County (Delaware). If you're a current or incoming Asian undergraduate student in Greater Philadelphia, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline May 24, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Fund

Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

Multiple awards worth $2,500
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Gift of Life Donor Program

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and organ transplant recipient under 25 years of age who resides in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey,…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and organ transplant recipient under 25 years of age who resides in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey,…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student and organ transplant recipient under 25 years of age who resides in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware? If so, you may be eligible for the Jessica Beth Schwartz Scholarship Fund! Each year, the scholarship annually awards $2,500 to one to four organ transplant recipients under the age of 25 who reside in Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, or Delaware. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,500
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

Meland Foundation Nursing Scholarship

Offered by Meland Foundation

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $5,000
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level Graduate Students

Offered by Meland Foundation

The Meland Foundation Nursing Scholarship is open to nurses in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees wishing…Show More

The Meland Foundation Nursing Scholarship is open to nurses in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees wishing…Show More

The Meland Foundation Nursing Scholarship is open to nurses in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania with Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees wishing to pursue Nurse Practitioner degrees with a pediatric specialty. Applicants should share the vision of the Foundation and submit a transcript, resume, and essay describing their vision of how to provide excellent care and how they hope to fulfill that dream. Recipients may earn anywhere between $2,000 and $5,000 to go toward their post-secondary education. If you're from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania and have a passion for helping others through nursing, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $5,000
Deadline Rolling
Grade Level Graduate Students
Get Started
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How to win New Jersey scholarships

In order to win New Jersey scholarships, you should be highlighting the unique aspects of New Jersey as well as yourself! Ultimately, New Jersey wants to give their scholarships to candidates who will better the state of New Jersey with their passions. 

New Jersey’s proximity to big cities such as New York City and Philadelphia opens up countless scholarship opportunities, especially for New Jersey residents. Many organizations in these urban areas offer scholarships for students residing in neighboring states such as New Jersey. By tapping into the resources of nearby metropolitan areas, you are able to broaden your scholarship search and increase your chances of winning New Jersey scholarships. 

Resources to help win NJ scholarships

Regardless of where you are in the scholarship search process, Scholarships360 has an abundance of helpful resources! Most scholarships require you to write an essay about yourself, but the most challenging  part can be learning how to start a scholarship essay. Luckily, we got you covered! Be sure to also check out our Scholarships360 guides on how to write a 250 word essay, how to write a 500 word essay, and the ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships

New Jersey student debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, New Jersey residents owe $42.5  billion total in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe $35,434 each on average (those numbers do not include private loans). 59.5% of these loan borrowers are under the age of 35. 

When looking for ways to fund your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow you to take fewer loans. Be sure to apply for as many as you’re qualified for. Keep on reading to learn more about top New Jersey scholarships, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in New Jersey!

Merit scholarships at New Jersey colleges and universities

Monmouth University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen’s academic performance, including GPA and standardized test scores
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Upon acceptance at Monmouth University

Montclair State University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with an unweighted school GPA of 3.4 or higher
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: Upon admission

New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen to the NJIT
  • Amount: $500 up to full tuition and fees
  • Deadline: May 1

Rider University

  • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen to Rider University with strong highschool academic performance 
  • Amount: $12,000 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: January 15

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

  • Eligibility: Incoming first year students with an interest that aligns with the merit scholarship
  • Amount: $500 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: Varies

Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Eligibility: Admitted students to Stevens who are considered outstanding students
  • Amount: $5,000 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: February 15

The College of New Jersey

  • Eligibility: First year in-state applicants are automatically considered upon submission of their application
  • Amount: $500 up to $12,000
  • Deadline: Varies

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition is the price that New Jersey residents get to pay for NEw Jersey colleges and universities. In-state tuition costs are often less than half regular tuition and can save you tens of thousands of dollars.

Here are a few well-known New Jersey universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs: 

New Jersey Institute of Technology

  • In-state tuition: $15,198
  • Out-of-state tuition: $31,658

Rutgers University -New Brunswick

  • In-state tuition: $12,900
  • Out-of-state tuition: $30,600

The College of New Jersey

  • In-state tuition: $17,980
  • Out-of-state tuition: $23,636

How do you get New Jersey in-state tuition?

In-state tuition reduces the cost of New Jersey tuition significantly. Therefore, you are probably wondering how you can qualify for in-state tuition in New Jersey. 

Establishing residency in New Jersey to qualify for in-state tuition includes physically residing in New Jersey for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment at a New Jersey university or college. In addition to physically residing in New Jersey, you need to establish New Jersey as your primary domicile. This means that you should take the steps to make New Jersey your permanent residence such as getting a New Jersey driver’s license and registering your vehicle in New Jersey. Additionally, you should demonstrate financial independence in New Jersey, which includes having a job in New Jersey and filing New Jersey state taxes. 

However, you should note that residency requirements vary from institution to institution within New Jersey. Therefore, be sure to review the specific requirements of your desired New Jersey schools to ensure you qualify for in-state tuition. 

Does New Jersey have tuition reciprocity? 

No, New Jersey does not currently participate in any tuition reciprocity programs. 

Additional New Jersey resources

Educational Opportunity Fund

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) provides financial assistance and support services to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend participating higher education institutes in the state. Renewable undergraduate grants range from $200 annually to $4,900 annually depending on financial need.

FAFSA Guide

The FAFSA opens on October 1st of each year. The general deadlines for New Jersey students are April 15th for Tuition Aid Grant recipients, For all others, apply for the FAFSA by Sept. 15th for the fall and spring terms. For the spring term only, apply by Feb. 15th. Remember, though, the earlier you apply, the better!

New Jersey State Grants and Scholarships

Run by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), this website strives to support New Jersey students and families navigate their journey through higher education and beyond. The website includes information about the NJ STARs tuition grants and financial aid for NJ Dreamers. Bookmark this one!

Keep on reading

Many scholarships tend to focus on specific demographics. Demographics such as women, high school seniors and Black students can take advantage of these scholarship opportunities. Additionally, be sure to check out some no-essay scholarships, which make a quick and easy application process. Scholarships360 is here to provide you with important resources and scholarship information to help you in your educational journey! 

Frequently asked questions about New Jersey scholarships

How can I find New Jersey specific scholarships?

Be sure to check out Scholarships360 and all of the resources we have! In addition to our scholarships list, there are numerous New Jersey universities, community foundations, and businesses that offer scholarships to New Jersey students. Therefore, be sure to research these institutions in order to find New Jersey specific scholarships!

Can out-of-state students receive scholarships to attend New Jersey colleges and universities?

Yes! Out-of-state students may be eligible for some New Jersey scholarships. However, many New Jersey scholarships are reserved for New Jersey residents, so double-check the specific scholarship requirements.

Are there any New Jersey scholarships for minority students?

There are scholarships specifically for New Jersey minority students, such as the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Grant and the NJUA Excellence in Diversity Scholarship. Be sure to do your research and take advantage of all scholarship opportunities you qualify for!

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