Need-Based Aid

To apply for Federal and New Jersey financial aid programs, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each school year that you are seeking assistance. The Rutgers University school code is 002629. The Office of Financial Aid recommends filing the FAFSA by January 15, unless your program specifies an earlier financial aid or admission application deadline. Additional information may be found at 

What is Need-Based Aid?

Financial need for need-based aid is the difference between the cost of attendance (tuition and fees, books, room and board, transportation, and other education-related expenses) and expected family contribution (EFC, calculated from FAFSA information) for the period of enrollment.

Graduate Federal Work-Study

Work Study is awarded based on financial need as assessed by the FAFSA. Students may be awarded up to $2,000 in work study funds for the academic year. Students will work approximately 5-7 hours per week either for their department or a campus office. Positions range from research, to administrative to faculty assistants.

If you would like to be considered for federal work-study, you must submit the FAFSA and speak with your graduate program director.