Grants Available to Undergraduate Students


Grants Available to Undergraduate Students

Federal Grants

Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. The grant amount may change yearly and is dependent upon the number of credits a student is taking. The maximum Pell award will be $5,815 for the 2016–17 academic year (July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017). Students applying for financial aid by completing the FAFSA are automatically considered for this grant.

To be eligible for the Pell Grant, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Student must be matriculated in an eligible, degree seeking program.
  2. Student must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  3. Student must demonstrate financial eligibility as determined by the need analysis formula and Pell Grant table.

*Note: The Pell Grant has a lifetime limit of 12 semesters of full-time study. *Two semesters of half-time enrollment would equal semester of full-time enrollment. Two semester of less than half-time enrollment would equal one semester of half-time enrollment.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are available to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who also receive a Pell Grant. Students may be eligible to receive between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on their financial need and the funds made available to the college. The FSEOG grant does not have to be repaid. Students applying for financial aid by completing the FAFSA are automatically considered for this grant.


Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants are available to students pursuing a career in teaching a high need subject area such as math, reading specialist, science, etc. The grant amount may be up to $4,000 each year. Students who accept this grant must teach in a low-income school district for at least four years after graduation to earn this grant. If a student does not complete the service obligation, any TEACH Grant funds received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Students must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed.

In order to receive a TEACH Grant, applying students must sign the Agreement to Serve.

New Jersey State Grants

Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

The TAG grant is available to matriculated, full time, undergraduate students who live in New Jersey and demonstrate financial need.

The amount of the grant depends on several factors, including:
• Financial need
• Cost of attendance
• Available funding

These awards may be renewed annually.

Tuition Aid Grant Award Estimator

For more information view the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority brochure here

Educational Opportunity Fund Grant (EOF)

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance and support services (i.e. counseling, tutoring, and developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. Students must participate in the EOF program at Rowan University in order to be eligible for this grant.

How to Apply for Federal and State Grants

Students must complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for a Federal and/or State grants. 

There is no additional application for federal grants.

In order to be considered for state grants, students who live in New Jersey will need to complete the “New Jersey State Grant Questions” found at and notify HESAA that they will be attending Rowan University.

Students will need to submit this information online to ensure that Rowan is notified of any state aid that the student may be eligible for.

In order to submit this information, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the HESAA website:
    • You will need to register and log in to use HESAA’s online services
  2. Click on the link that says Answer New Jersey State Grant Questions
    • Be sure to add Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey as your school choice. Our school code is 002609.
  3. Click “Submit”

Below is a list of NJ State/ HESAA Aid programs that students may be eligible for:

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)
Governor's Urban Scholarship (GUS)

HESAA Contact Information:

Phone: 800-792-8670 or 609-584-4480

Mailing Address: PO Box 545, Trenton, NJ 08625-0545

General Email Address:

Application Deadlines

Federal Deadlines

Spring Semester Only

September 23 (Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 23, 2017).

2016-17 FAFSA Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017.

State Deadlines


New Jersey State Programs Deadline

April 15 (Renewals-2017-2018 Tuition Aid Grant recipients).

October 1, 2017 (FAFSA Filing deadline for fall semester or full academic year first time applicants-TAG, EOF, & NJSTARS).

September15, 2017 (Deadline for reporting additional information, making corrections, and submitting requested documentation for the Fall and Spring semesters).

March 1, 2017 (FAFSA filing Deadline for the Spring Semester Only All Applicants (TAG, EOF, & NJSTARS)).

November1, 2017 (Deadline for reporting additional information, making corrections, and submitting requested documentation for Spring only semesters students).