We’re committed to providing every one of our students with a world-class education without a lifetime of debt.

We’ve created ground-breaking financial aid programs to make sure that you are able to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

Tuition & Fees

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a college—one of the most important being the cost of your tuition. A Rutgers–Camden education costs significantly less than private universities, while still offering a high-quality academic foundation and unparalleled experiential learning. Here’s an example of what our average undergraduate student may spend annually. Since every student’s situation differs, this may not accurately match your tuition and fees for the year, but you’ll have a better sense of what you can expect.

(NJ Resident)
(Out of State)
Private University*
Tuition $12,230 $28,466 $55,400
Fees $3,034 $3,034 $2,200
Room and Board $12,691 $12,691 $15,800
Financial Aid -$15,853 -$27,058.97 -$41,600
TOTAL $12,102 $17,132.03 $31,800


Want to compare the value of a Rutgers–Camden education to a specific school? Plug any college’s tuition and fees into our net price calculator.

*Average costs for comparable private universities around the Rutgers–Camden region.

Financial Aid

Don’t compromise on your future. A prestigious education without a lifetime of debt is a reality at Rutgers–Camden. With 86% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, we know how to make a college education worthwhile. Browse through this list of different financial aid options that may be available to you.

Scholarships & Grants

Rutgers–Camden offers a variety of gift aid to first-year and transfer students based on merit and need.
Learn More.

Bridging the Gap

This innovative program reduces costs by covering up to 100 percent of remaining tuition for eligible first-year students as well as Camden County College transfer students.
Learn More.

Federal Work Study

Financially eligible students can be placed in part-time jobs on campus and in approved community service jobs off campus.
Learn More.

Veterans & Military

Once accepted, veterans should apply through the Office of the Registrar to receive education benefits. The Office of Veterans Affairs can help guide you.
Learn More.

Equal Opportunity Fund (EOF)

Qualifying New Jersey residents can receive special services and financial assistance.
Learn More.

Rutgers FAFSA
Priority Filing Dates

First-year: December 1
Transfer: February 1
Returning: January 15

October 1

Financial Aid Packages

Rutgers’ federal school code is 002629.

Qualifying undergraduate and graduate students may be offered financial aid packages that are a combination of various types of aid:

  • Scholarships
  • Awards
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-Study

Gift Aid

Just like receiving a gift, students who are offered this type of financial aid don’t need to pay it back; it’s theirs! Gift aid can come in the form of scholarships, awards, or grants and be given out by Rutgers–Camden, the federal government, the state government, non-profits, or private organizations. Rest assured that this contribution won’t be added to your student debt.


Loans, on the other hand, must be repaid—usually with some amount of interest added. They can come from federal, state, and university sources as well as private lenders. Our other financial aid options might help you lessen the amount of student loans you’ll have to borrow.


The Federal Work-Study program allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills. Work-study jobs are part-time and available on campus or around the Camden or Philadelphia areas.

Scholarships & Grants

Because our commitment to access is intrinsic to who we are, we offer merit-based scholarships and need-based programs to qualifying students. At Rutgers University–Camden, you’ll find a quality education that is both accessible and affordable.

Undergraduate Students

First-Year Students

Transfer Students

International Students

Current Students

Each spring, Rutgers–Camden offers several named and endowed scholarships ranging in amounts from $500 to $5,000 to current students. Named and endowed scholarships are established through the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations, and foundations. Many were created to honor or memorialize a favorite professor, a cherished classmate, or a beloved spouse. They are awarded annually based on the criteria set forth by the donor. Criteria include items such as living in South Jersey, specific major, veteran status, GPA, graduate or undergraduate, and having taken a break from your education for five years.

Bridging the Gap

New Jersey undergraduate students, as well as transfer students from Camden County College, can dramatically reduce their college costs by up to 100 percent at Rutgers University–Camden. The first of its kind among New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities, this innovative program can help you greatly reduce or completely avoid student loan debt.

How It Works

Rutgers–Camden applies this special financial aid to the remaining costs of your in-state tuition and additional fees after any other need-based federal, state, and/or institutional aid has been applied. As the name suggests, this program bridges the gap between the financial support you received and the money you still owe by drastically reducing or eliminating your student debt. All figures are based on family-adjusted gross income (AGI).

  • $0 - 65,000: 100% of the difference
  • $65,001 - 100,000: 50% of the difference

Criteria for Annual Renewal

Students may renew their Bridging the Gap grant annually provided that they:

  • successfully complete 30 credit hours in an academic year;
  • remain in good academic standing;
  • complete the FAFSA every year; and
  • complete the roadmap to success program.

How to Apply

Applying for Bridging the Gap is easy.

  1. Apply as a first-year applicant.
  2. Complete the FAFSA.

There is no separate application for the program. Applicants who meet the criteria are automatically considered when they apply and are admitted for admission to Rutgers University–Camden.

Who Is Eligible?

The program is open to students who have never attended college and enroll as first-year undergraduate students on a full-time basis (at least 30 credits per academic year*) in degree programs on the Rutgers University–Camden campus. (*Please note that developmental courses that are successfully passed will be counted toward a student’s 30 earned credits per academic year requirement.)

Residents of the State of New Jersey who are also U.S. citizens (or legal permanent U.S. residents) are eligible.

This program is not transferable to other Rutgers campuses or off-campus Rutgers programs.

Rutgers University–Camden continues to offer merit scholarships and other financial aid for students not eligible for the Bridging the Gap program.

Bridging the Gap for Camden County College

Financial Resources for Students

Rutgers University–Camden is committed to making your education affordable and accessible. Students experiencing financial hardship for any reason can follow these steps:

  1. Email our Financial Aid Counselors at finaid@camden.rutgers.edu. Please include your full name and RUID number.
  2. Chat with a Financial Aid Counselor on the Admissions homepage. We'll be there Monday through Friday 8:30AM-4:00PM. Be sure to click "Chat with me" under the Financial Aid office to send your message to us.
  3. Borrow your Federal Direct Loans for this academic year.
  4. Review your Financial Aid status.

Your To-Do List

Once you understand the deadlines and requirements, you’re ready to dive into the application process. Let’s get started!

Nursing Student

Average Mid-Career Income

I was approved for Bridging the Gap and I don’t know what I’d do without it. This financial aid provides me with a sense of relief.
Christopher Diaz '21
Political Science, Spanish, and Global Studies