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William Paterson University of New Jersey Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$25,277 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$9,976 tuition
$11,103 on campus room & board
$1,600 books and supplies
$2,598 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$33,169 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$17,868 tuition
$11,103 on campus room & board
$1,600 books and supplies
$2,598 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,271 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
89% of students receive aid
49% get federal aid ($4,810 avg)
48% get state aid ($4,381 avg)
34% get institn'l aid ($5,271 avg)
69% get loans ($6,901 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 1.80% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 1.70% 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 $7,953 79%
Federal Grant Aid $4,810 49%
Pell Grants $4,588 49%
Other Federal Grants $1,491 7%
Institution Grant Aid $5,271 34%
State Grant Aid $4,381 48%
Student Loans $6,901 69%
Federal Loans $5,492 68%
Other Loans $10,733 9%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: April 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does William Paterson University of New Jersey offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
300 Pompton Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 720-2000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $319
Out of State $579


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Ericka from NJ
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Again, this school is cheap. And the administration really tries to keep the tuition costs down. I think it has more scholarship opportunities for the average student instead of having everything decided by merit.

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  • 1
  • anonymous
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    Again, this school was nothing I expected it to be and I feel like I'm wasting money everyday I'm here. Financial Aid made a mistake with my account and withdrew me from all my classes at the beginning of the semester and the only way they'd fix the problem was if I paid $450, which I had to, on top of my tuition. Very frustrating that no on e was helpful or wanted to even explain anything to me.

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  • 5
  • Asempa from Newark, NJ
  • Dec-04-2013 I am a current student here

    It is definitely worth you money ! no other school will give a more social life - maybe other than rutgers. but still WPU is top ranked.

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  • 4
  • Chelsea from Hamilton, NJ
  • Oct-30-2013 I am a current student here

    I rated Willy P a 3 out of 5 because I feel that I am getting my money worth in almost every element of the school besides being a resident. William Paterson is not a super expensive school to attend to begin with. I just feel that student activities should do a little more to increase the resident: commuter ratio. I live two hours away from school so I can go home every weekend like others do, so i would appreciate if more students stayed on campus so that we can enjoy our weekends.

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  • 4
  • Noah from Haledon, NJ
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    William Paterson University is very affordable for the education that they offer. With a Pell Grant knocking half of the tuition out of the way, minimal loans are needed to finish off the cost. With a federal grant and a state grant, New Jersey locals can attend school for near-free.

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