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How will I pay for my Rowan degree? An investment in a Rowan education is an investment in your future. And Rowan University's Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you receive a return on this investment.
Our professionals can guide you through the process of applying for the funding and are available to discuss financing options. The first step though is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage you to always use available grant and scholarship aid before applying for a loan.
If you have questions, call us at 856.256.4250, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an appointment to speak with a Financial Aid advisor.
Our office hours are as follows: Fall/Spring - 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, most Wednesdays until 6:00pm & Summer - 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Thursday
|Preferred application deadline||March 15|
|Spring semester only||September 15|
|New Jersey State Programs||June 1 (Renewals)|
|October 1 (first time applicants)|
|February 15 (Spring Only)|
|To submit verification documents||60 days from date of first notice*|
|Last date valid applications will be processed||30 days before the last day of the semester for which the aid is to be applied|
*Note: Only two notices are sent by Rowan University requesting verification.
There are a variety of financial aid programs available to undergraduate students at Rowan. The federal government funds some of these programs, others are funded by the state of New Jersey (for New Jersey students only) and others are funded by the University, the Rowan Foundation and other outside groups. For more information about applying for aid please visit the Rowan University Guide to Applying for Financial Aid.
- Federal Pell Grant Program
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
- Tuition Aid Grant
- Educational Opportunity Fund
- Federal Stafford Loan Program
- Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students
- Alternative Loan
- Federal College Work Study
- Institutional Work Study Program
- Scholarships for entering freshmen and transfers
- Scholarships for current students
Rowan University rewards academic success through an extensive scholarship program. Consideration is given to accepted students in the top percentage of their class who have scored 1,150 or better (Critical Reading and Math) on the SAT. In addition to the traditional State and University scholarship awards, many academic departments and organizations at Rowan offer scholarships.
The Rowan University Scholars Program
The Rowan University Scholars Program is available to New Jersey residents and non-residents for up to eight semesters. The program is funded entirely by Rowan University to reward and attract recent high school graduates who have achieved academic distinction as indicated by high school GPA (minimum 3.0 GPA required for consideration) and SAT score. The following chart shows the level of award based on a student's academic record.
|SAT Range*||Scholarship Amount Range**|
*SAT Range = combined total score of SAT Critical Reading + SAT Math. Writing score is not considered.
**Scholarship amount varies depending on qualifications.
Transfer Trustee Scholarship
The Transfer Trustee Scholarship is awarded to students entering Rowan as full-time undergraduates from one of New Jersey's community colleges.
The Transfer Trustee Scholarship is worth $5,000/year and is renewable. Awards are made to the community college graduate with the highest GPA. Minimum 3.5 GPA required for consideration.
Four scholarships are awarded to graduates of each of the following community colleges: Atlantic, Cape, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem.
Two scholarships are awarded to graduates of each of the following community colleges: Bergen, Brookdale, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Ocean, Raritan, Sussex, Union, and Warren.
No special application required. All NJ community college transfer students will be considered if qualifications are met. To be considered, you should apply to the University before February 1.
- File your FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
- Review your SAR
- Complete the Verification Process (if you are selected)
- Review your Award Letter
- Accept Award Offered
- Apply for Additional Loans if additional funding is necessary
- Sign your Master Promissory Note for Stafford Loans with Direct Lending
- Complete Loan Entrance Counseling
Use Your Federal Aid First
Always use available grant and scholarship aid before applying for a loan. When considering your loan options, remember to use your federal aid before applying for private loans. Federal loans usually have lower fixed interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Aid First website.