Rutgers University-New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$19,924
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$11,640
$30k - $48k
$13,839
$48k - $75k
$20,201
$75k - $110k
$26,280
$110k+
$27,819
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$14,974
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$31,282
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,706
Books and Supplies
$1,350
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page

Aid & Grants

0
100
48%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,896
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,256
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,971
Students receiving state aid
24%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$8,075
Students receiving federal aid
27%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,256
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$146,622,109
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$61,886,669

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,567
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,673
Average Other Loans Per Year
$16,682
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,215
Loan Default Rate
4%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$230

What Students Are Saying

4.00 Average Rating
Rutgers University is a highly affordable school for being a widely acclaimed state school. Tuition ranges nearly around $10,000 which when compared to many other schools, seems to be one of the main factors in why students attend this school. For the many resources provided, such as nearly 5 grand libraries, it seems as if we are allowed to get more than what we paid for. The only downside of Rutgers University is that course books and accessories needed are very expensive. You spend nearly $300-$500 a semester on course texts. However, the tuition is very affordable and according to many other friends, the school provides many scholarships. It also allows many loans to be taken out to pay for schooling because that is one of the most convenient ways to temporarily pay for college. Use the resources provided to its full potential and you will realize that we are getting more than what we paid for.
Lawrenceville, NJ
Most don't know that Rutgers was asked to become an ivy league school and turned down the offer. Rutgers wanted to make its resources equally available to all without the expensive private-school price tag. Considering its elite professors and staff, second largest transit system, endless extra curricular and research opportunities, top notch classes, and public school tuition; Rutgers is easily one of the top choice schools for a rock bottom price.
Annie
In-state tuition is beautiful! Then there is Federal Pell Grant and HESAA which decrease tuition even more (for me at least since I don't dorm). I'm glad to attend a great university that allows me to not worry too much about student debt after I graduate. If you dorm and got no money, I recommend looking into the living options after freshman year, or applying to scholarships! Out-of-State students, I feel for you.
Ariel from Somerset, NJ
Only around $12,000 or so for two full semsters in tuition and meals, and you can take up to 18 credits a semester. Factor in another $8,000-$9,000 for room and board, which aren't bad accomodations for a dorm, I loved it.
Devin from Hazlet, NJ
Try to get as much government aid as possible, dorm expenses combined with a mandatory meal-plan as a freshman will kill your parents pockets if you are not EOF or are commuting.
Naomi from Newark, NJ
Rutgers is a state university in New Jersey, so the university receives funds. For low-income students, there is Equal Opportunity Funds (EOF) to earn aid and academic counseling. For the most part, the university offers scholarships for out-of-state students. 80-90% students receive some kind financial aid package based on their FAFSA. As an EOF student, I am receiving some financial aid next year. Students can also apply for Work-Study and work on-campus during the fall and spring terms to cover expenses. I am doing work-study for the entire academic year in order to cut the costs of the Stafford subsidized loan I borrowed. Moreover, the Dean and advisors of each school offer scholarships to students based on their academic credentials.
Samir from Jersey City, NJ
I received a scholarship from Rutgers that was granted to me because of a combination of my SAT score and my class ranking/percentile. I also commute from home - about a 40 minute commute - so I only pay a few hundred dollars a year to attend.
Emily from NJ
I'm very happy for my decision to come here. Quality education, no debt, great people, fun activities and great networking opportunities!
RUNBNursing
Rutgers is definitely worth the tuition. Our terrific dining services, convenient bus system, and fun and diverse environment make for an amazing college experience for any student.
Tyler from Chicago, IL

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