Education is a big investment, and finances should not be a barrier to your success at Rutgers.
Looking for aid or scholarship opportunities? Rutgers offers funding for students based on financial need, exemplary academics, and other unique skills. There are also special funds set aside if you find yourself in an emergency situation.
Need to pay your term bill or set up a tuition payment plan? Want some tips on how to best manage your money? That is available here, too.
About 70% of Rutgers students work at least part-time while in school. A part-time job can be a great way to pay bills, build your resume, and grow your network. Research also shows that students who work part-time while in college not only learn valuable skills, but also tend to earn more when they graduate. Jobs are available both on- and off-campus. Some are designated for Federal Work Study students, others are not, and they cover a range of skills and interests. Check them out - you might find something you love.
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The Office of Career Exploration and Success offers multiple Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year. These fairs provide candidates with the ability to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities with employers.
The Division of Student Affairs offers scholarships and awards to Rutgers - New Brunswick students with qualifications ranging from merit and financial need-based to interest in leadership, student involvement, and community service.
Here at Douglass Residential College, our members include 2,600 women drawn from the Rutgers University–New Brunswick undergraduate population. Students pursue many majors and career paths, and come from many different backgrounds. What we have in common is an interest in gaining the skills and insights to do more with our education, our careers, and our lives.
Working with the staff of Douglass Residential College, we develop opportunities, discover strengths, create connections and draw courage from each other. At the same time, we forge ahead in our Rutgers education and make the most of our time in New Brunswick. Enroll at Douglass: https://douglass.rutgers.edu/enrollment/how-enroll-douglass
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly referred to as FERPA or the Buckley amendment, is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of a student’s educational record. FERPA applies to all educational agencies or institutions that receive federal funding for any program administered by the Secretary of Education. FERPA also applies to private entities that contract to perform services for the University that it would otherwise undertake to perform on its own; in such cases, the private entity must observe the same FERPA protections applicable to the University.
- At Rutgers University, records, including progress, deficiencies, and grades may be released to parents only if they have been given access by the student, regardless of the age or tax status of the student. Students who wish to waive parts of this policy and allow their parent(s) or legal guardian(s) to have more access to their information may do so via the myGuest Dashboard.
Applying for financial aid is free and easy via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid funds, including student loans, are paid to the student's tuition account at the beginning of each semester, as long as verification is complete. Each disbursement will represent one-half of the amount awarded unless the student has requested and is eligible for a single term loan. In the case of a single term loan, the funds will be paid at the beginning of the term for which the student has requested the loan.
Rutgers University has partnered with GradGuard to make the Tuition Protection Insurance Plan available to students and families. The plan helps students and their families overcome the financial losses that may result from events that force students to withdraw from the semester due to a covered medical reason, including illness, injury, and mental health conditions. This coverage expands the scope of our refund policy by ensuring reimbursement for tuition, room and board, and other fees for covered withdrawals at any time during the semester. Plans also include Student Life Assistance: a 24-hour emergency hotline for students and parents.
Students can now enroll in GradGuard Tuition Insurance Plans in Nelnet QuickPay! Click here for enrollment instructions. RBHS students must enroll directly via GradGuard. The deadline to enroll in GradGuard is the day before classes begin each semester. Learn more at tuitionprotection.rutgers.edu.
The Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) offers an extensive interviewing program. Each year employers work with the Office of Career Exploration and Success to conduct thousands of interviews during the fall and spring semesters and select candidates for full-time, internship, and part-time opportunities. Employers recruit from a wide variety of RU majors and programs. The Interview Program (IP) is free and easy, provides you with access to some of the top employers in the region and country, and is available exclusively to RU students. We help coordinate the interviews via Rutgers Handshake on campus, in-person at the Busch Student Center, or virtually.
- The myGuest Dashboard is now available! This dashboard allows you to give parents, guardians, and third parties access to view content and services related to your experience at the university, such as your class schedule, financial aid awards, and term bill. While the university is offering this service, access will not be granted without your permission due to the protection of student rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- For information on signing up an authorized user visit financialaid.rutgers.edu/myguest-faq.
Visit your myRutgers dashboard to view personalized university information, grouped into intuitively-named widgets. This mobile-friendly portal allows you to view your grades and transcripts, register for courses, manage financial aid, access email and calendars, and view important alerts and reminders. Your dashboard includes links to forms and websites to assist you with getting information and performing tasks online.
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Rutgers School of Nursing provides an array of support services for our students. Please visit our student resources page: https://nursing.rutgers.edu/student-resources/ to identify the services and resources that apply to you based on your academic program and campus. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nestled on 21 wooded acres, in the heart of the campus, the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center blends tranquility with bustling energy of campus life. The Inn is located on the Cook/Douglass campus. The Inn is open to the public AND to Rutgers faculty, staff and students. Reservations can be made directly at our website. The Inn is open for the entire year, only closing between for a week between December and January.
Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate students are also invited to submit an application to become a Residence Coordinator with the Inn. Residence Coordinators provide support services to overnight guests, conference attendees and meeting organizers. Stationed at the front reception desk, Residence Coordinators interact directly with guests from around the world, ensuring a high level of assistance and attention. Coordinators are provided with FREE housing and a meal plan.
Rutgers Handshake offered by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) is the place to locate jobs and internships on and off-campus.
The One Stop Student Services Center (One Stop) at Rutgers University–New Brunswick represents an integrated and coordinated cross-functional service in the areas of financial aid, student accounts, and registration. Acting as a “single point of service” across these areas to promote a progressive, simplified, and consistent student experience and a culture that supports student satisfaction and success. The One Stop embraces a model that:
- Prioritizes strong customer service and effective use of technology
- Serves all student populations
- Reflects best practices in higher education
- Includes improving self-service options
Students may contact the One Stop in the following ways:
All students at Rutgers University-New Brunswick receive an email copy of the One Stop Weekly every Tuesday via RAMS (Rutgers Automated Mail Service). This weekly e-newsletter provides timely and important information related to academics, health, safety, and finances. Students should make sure to check their spam filters and junk mail if they don't receive each Tuesday.
Rutgers Handshake offered by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) is the #1 platform for all things related to career exploration, finding an internship, on-campus or off-campus positions, or landing a job opportunity post-grad. Students can utilize Rutgers Handshake to access thousands of job and internship listings in the system. They can also schedule appointments with career advisors, read employer reviews from other students, network with employers, register for events, access exclusive online resources, and much more.
Learn more about this credit-bearing online course, which serves as a companion to your internship or co-op experience offered by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES). Course credits apply towards graduation as general elective credits.
Rutgers Summer Service Internship (RSSI) Program provides Rutgers select students from Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick with an opportunity to earn up to $5,000 while interning for a minimum of 200-hours over 10 weeks during the summer at a public service non-profit organization or direct-service government office. Students also participate in a concurrent virtual, asynchronous course designed to explore and engage with the topic of public service while building their career readiness and professionalism skills. Candidates may apply with a qualifying internship found on their own or participate in a matching process with pre-approved internship employers before final selections are determined.
The Office of Financial Aid's Scarlet $ense program provides comprehensive Financial Planning programming, presentations, groups, and one-on-one sessions that are available to all Rutgers University students. Students are encouraged to regularly manage and plan their education-related expenses, budget for both short- and long-term goals, manage their spending and borrowing, and use their education-related experiences to prepare themselves for life after school. Important budgeting and planning resources are released periodically, and students and parents are encouraged to utilize these resources.
With the generosity of donors, the Honors College provides a variety of merit, need-based, emergency, and special scholarships for students in good standing in the Honors College. To be considered in good standing, students must be making progress towards completing their Honors College academic and service requirements. Priority is given to students who have positively contributed to the Honors College community. Scholarships range from $500 - $2000 for general support, special recognition, travel abroad, or other special opportunities. Scholarships are awarded on a combination of merit and need, and are layered on top of any scholarships or funding from the school of enrollment or University Financial Aid.
This resource is available only to Honors College students.
The Physics and Astronomy Department annually offers 11 (endowed) scholarships to Physics and Astrophysics majors demonstrating academic excellence and financial need.
School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program
School of Arts and Sciences
The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program is the largest in New Jersey, serving EOF Scholars in SAS, RBS, MGSA, SMLR, and BSPPP. It is a New Jersey state-legislated program that provides access to higher education for students who demonstrate the potential to succeed in college, and possess a high level of academic motivation. Students qualify for admission on the basis of academic potential and financial need. EOF Scholars receive a grant that is part of their financial aid package and participate in a range of programs designed to support their success in college, including a pre-college Summer Institute and academic/personal counseling.
SEBS Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF): School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS)
SEBS EOF prepares students to solve challenging societal problems. Focused on access, academic excellence, and research, SEBS EOF cultivates students' capacity to make adaptive changes in their educational development and overcome historic socioeconomic factors that challenge their potential for success. SEBS EOF provides services that assist students in navigating the complexities of an academic and social climate within a global environment, and help facilitate an understanding of what is required to succeed in college as a science major. We educate researchers, scientists, and health professionals, promoting learning outcomes that produce first-generation college graduates and high-achieving STEM professionals.
Social Justice Education & LGBTQIA+ Resources
Center for Social Justice Education & LGBT Communities (SJE)
Vision: We envision a Rutgers University where people of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included in the community, and where equitable treatment and outcomes prevail.
Mission: SJE promotes a supportive environment for students of all backgrounds, with a focus on gender and sexuality, while promoting both social and educational opportunities for leadership, identity, and social justice advocacy development. With a critical understanding of multiple identities and connected systems of oppression, SJE works collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community members to develop relevant initiatives and policies that center on diversity, inclusion, and intersections of identity.
Basic needs include, but are not limited to, food, housing, clothing, childcare, mental health, financial resources and transportation. At some point in a college student’s educational journey, they may face challenges in accessing adequate amounts of food, housing, financial or other resources. This is called basic needs insecurity and millions of college students experience it each year. To ensure that basic needs are met for all Rutgers students, on-campus resources and those available in the surrounding community are listed throughout the basicneeds.rutgers.edu website including:
Mental, Physical, & Spiritual Wellness
Internet & Technology
Child Care Resources
Faculty & Staff Resources
Issues of food and housing insecurity and homelessness can come with a significant deal of stigma. If someone does disclose that they are facing these challenges, you have several options to offer support. You can refer them directly to the Offices of the Dean of Students, complete one of the online nomination forms for emergency grants or housing insecurity or suggest one of the resources on basicneeds.rutgers.edu. We encourage you to also reach out to the Offices of the Dean of Students to share these concerns.
There are many opportunities for students to find employment within Rutgers University or the off-campus community. The Student Employment Office assists students in locating employment opportunities in the Federal Work Study Program, regular Student Employment, and other part-time employment opportunities. In order to be eligible for Federal Work Study, students must successfully complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current school year. Other forms for student employment and off-campus part-time jobs do not require a FAFSA in order to apply.
The hub provides student information regarding financial aid, billing and payment, registration, records, admissions, and upcoming deadlines in one convenient place. Need your transcript? Want to view your offer letter or term bill? Time to register for classes? The Scarlet Hub is here to help with your enrollment needs.
THRIVE Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to empower undergraduate students to persist through college, maintain good academic standing, and graduate on time. THRIVE SSS supports low-income, first-generation and/or students with disabilities students successfully begin and stay in college. THRIVE SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The goal of THRIVE SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. THRIVE SSS Scholars receive academic tutoring; advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection; information on both the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits and resources for locating public and private scholarships; and assistance in completing financial aid applications. Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy and assist in applying for admission to graduate and professional programs. individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint career options; exposure to cultural events and academic programs; mentoring programs and Student Success Award. These services are exclusive for students who meet the eligibility requirement to be part of THRIVE SSS in New Brunswick.
For all RBS-NB undergraduates seeking information on school-based need and merit scholarships.
Waive or Enroll in the Student Health Insurance Plan
Office of Student Health Insurance/Risk Management & Insurance
Full time and all F&J Rutgers visa sponsored students are required to waive or enroll in the SHIP each semester before the deadline. The Health Insurance Premium is automatically added to the term bill each semester.
- If you have comparable Health Insurance, you may complete the waiver form each semester before the deadline to have the Health Insurance premium removed from the term bill.
- If you do not have Health Insurance, you may complete the enrollment form each semester before the deadline and pay the Health Insurance premium on the term bill.
- Deadline dates:
- Fall 2023 - September 22, 2023
- Spring 2024 - February 9, 2024
Throughout the semester, a variety of circumstances may lead you to consider whether you should remain enrolled. The best decision will be determined by a variety of factors: the specific circumstances, the number of degree credits earned, the time in the semester, money paid or owed, and academic goals.
It is import to speak with an academic and financial aid advisor, and depending on factors such as your affiliation with a special program or your need for campus services, you should also consult with various offices.
The date in which you withdraw has important implications for financial aid as it can impact your eligibility for financial aid in the current and future terms. An earlier withdraw date will not necessarily result in a refund if you receive financial aid.
Check out the resource page for school and department policies and advising contacts.