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Our team of financial aid professionals will help you find ways to make attending Rutgers University–Camden a reality through a variety of financial aid programs and convenient payment plans.

Financial Aid Types

Scholarships & Grants

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

Bridging the Gap

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

Federal Work-Study

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

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.

Equal Opportunity Fund

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

Financial Aid Packages

Rutgers FAFSA Priority Filing Dates


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


  • October 1

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:

Gift Aid

Scholarships, awards, and grants are gift aid, and do not need to be paid back.

Scholarships and awards recognize academic merit.

Grants and programs such as Bridging the Gap or EOF recognize financial need.


Loans must be repaid and can come from federal, state, and university sources as well as private lenders. Loan repayment usually begins after graduation. 


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- or off-campus.

How to Apply

The first step in receiving financial aid is to apply for it. We’ll walk you through the process.

Apply for Financial Aid