Financial Aid Types
Bridging the Gap
Scholarships & Grants
Veterans & Military
Equal Opportunity Fund
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:
- Bridging the Gap
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.