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Tuition and Financial Aid

Excellent Education,
within Reach

A college education does not come without a cost, but making the investment in your future by attending Rutgers may be more affordable than you imagine. As The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers strives to keep quality education within reach. To help eligible students afford a Rutgers education, the university offers scholarships, grants, student employment, information about loans, and tuition payment plans.
 

Value and Affordability Matter

With reasonable tuition and generous financial aid, Rutgers offers an educational investment that will pay off. 

74%
Of entering undergraduates received financial aid

2017-2018 data

$18,661
Average financial aid offer for first-year students  

2017-2018 data

$115 Million
Aid awarded to first-year students

2017-2018 data

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Cost of Attending Rutgers

Estimate your annual cost of attending Rutgers as an undergraduate with this quick tool that calculates tuition and fees for in-state and out-of-state students enrolled in one of the three arts and sciences schools at Rutgers University. Tuition and fee rates for the 2021–2022 academic year are used.

Cost for Undergraduates

Spotlight: Rutgers–Newark Facilitates Social Mobility

Rutgers–Newark ranks number one in the nation for “return on investment” among institutions with a high percentage of low-income students, according to a report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

The Scarlet Guarantee

The Scarlet Guarantee is a signature Rutgers–New Brunswick program designed to make college more accessible and affordable, offering a "last dollar" financial aid award that covers the cost of in-state tuition and mandatory fees.