The Graduate School offers competitive funding for our graduate students. To apply for funding, check off the box on the online program application that states that you would like to be considered for financial awards. No separate application is needed. Domestic graduate students are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) application each academic year. The Rutgers University school code is 002629.

Master’s Merit Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to high-achieving, matriculated students in our graduate programs. Scholarships could cover up to 50% of in-state tuition for full-time, qualified students. Students must be registered for at least six credits to be eligible for these awards. To be eligible to receive this funding, students must be admitted and starting in the fall semester.

Graduate School Out-of-State Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to incoming, domestic master’s applicants who are out-of-state.  The scholarship covers the tuition cost differential between in-state and out-of-state tuition for full-time students taking a minimum of 9 credits, up to 12 credits per semester for up to 4 sequential semesters (2 academic years, fall and spring semesters only). 

All scholarships may be renewed for up to four consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.