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The College of New Jersey Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$26,576 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$10,102 tuition
$10,998 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$4,276 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$36,728 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$20,254 tuition
$10,998 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$4,276 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$6,485 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
80% of students receive aid
19% get federal aid ($4,710 avg)
14% get state aid ($7,223 avg)
41% get institn'l aid ($6,485 avg)
50% get loans ($9,619 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 4.16% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.65% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $9,269 50%
Federal Grant Aid $4,710 19%
Pell Grants $4,465 19%
Other Federal Grants $1,699 3%
Institution Grant Aid $6,485 41%
State Grant Aid $7,223 14%
Student Loans $9,619 50%
Federal Loans $5,518 49%
Other Loans $14,359 15%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 1
Financial aid deadline: October 1
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does The College of New Jersey offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
(609) 771-1855
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $358
Out of State $717


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Olivia from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Wonderful academics for half the price (or less) of prestigious private schools. I don't see a reason why anyone, especially those who are state, wouldn't come to TCNJ! I feel that I'm really getting a great quality education at TCNJ. Class sizes are usually no more than 30 students. The school doesn't even physically have any lecture halls. This provides students with the opportunity to get to know their classmates and professors well, which in turn opens the door to many opportunities they wouldn't get at a larger school. For example, I started doing research with a professor during freshman year, and I am now manager of the research lab - unheard of at larger schools! We also have no TAs - all classes are taught by professors. I personally have not had a single professor that I've disliked.

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  • 5
  • Pete
  • Oct-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Considering what other college are charging this is a big bang for your buck especially if you live in New Jersey.

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  • 5
  • Adam from Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Jul-24-2014 I am a current student here

    TCNJ is a state college so the pricing is very reasonable. The teachers are very well educated so you definitely get your bang for the buck. I recommend it highly.

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  • 5
  • Yohan from Lithia, FL
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    TCNJ is so great in terms of cost. The quality of education for the amount you pay is unbeatable for in-state students. In New Jersey, it is really gaining a reputation of matriculating some of the smartest kids from the state. If you plan on attending graduate school and spending more money on school in the future, TCNJ is a great option that will not break your wallet.

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  • 4
  • Kelsey from Whiting, NJ
  • Jan-18-2014 I am a current student here

    Though college tuition prices are, quite frankly, ludicrously expensive, it is plausible to say that students get their bang for their buck at TCNJ. While receiving an excellent education, students also enjoy a good dining hall, a friendly environment, many different campus events, many study abroad opportunities, and decent dorm buildings.

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