The College of New Jersey
Ewing, 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.
$23,945
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$12,646
$30k - $48k
$15,192
$48k - $75k
$24,862
$75k - $110k
$30,378
$110k+
$31,936
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.
$16,942
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.
$28,921
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.
$13,964
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
42%
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.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,335
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.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,733
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$7,757
Students receiving state aid
15%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$7,474
Students receiving federal aid
17%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,733
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.
$27,039,608
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$6,712,628

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.
54%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$9,692
Students receiving federal loans
53%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,457
Average Other Loans Per Year
$17,286
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.
$20,500
Loan Default Rate
1%
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.
$246

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
The school is a public one, so it's sticker cost is certainly better than that of a private school. With financial aid and scholarships taken into consideration, it becomes and even better deal.

Also, considering the quality of the education and social environment you'll have by coming here, it is definitely a great deal. Sure, you could get just as good of an educational or social experience (or maybe a better one) elsewhere, but I can guarantee you that it'll cost a lot more.

This may not be the best school out there, but it's a very good one, especially when you take the price into consideration.
North Jersey Native
The professors are all very devoted teachers and no student will ever be in a classroom where their name goes unknown. The Education and Nursing programs are particularly excellent, and students in all majors find themselves frequently challenged. TCNJ has been known for giving their students an Ivy league education for the public school price.
Brianna from Matawan, NJ
TCNJ has a great reputation for being one of the best colleges for its relatively low price, especially if you are from in-state. They also offer many scholarships, so coming here can be very, very affordable.
Chelsea from Northfield, NJ
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.
Olivia from Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Being an out of state student my tuition is obviously higher, but the small classes and the professors make up for the difference. The professors get to know you by name and really care about how well you do in their classes, they don't want you to fail and are always willing to help.
Devon from Lincoln University, PA
TCNJ really is a great value for the tuition price - you're getting an education at the level of top universities without having to accrue a massive amount of debt.
Alexandria from Westfield, NJ
tcnj, is a great choice because it is so widely recognize in nj. also you get one of the best educations around.
Zuleica from Newark, NJ
TCNJ is most definitely one of the best schools to attend to get the best bang for your buck. With the academic intensity and it's prime location between New York City and Philadelphia for intern opportunities, it is hard to find another school that offers that much for the price of The College of New Jersey.
Sean from West Orange, NJ

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