Rutgers School of Public Health realizes that many students need financial aid to help them complete their education. Financial aid is any grant, scholarship, loan or paid employment offered for the express purpose of helping a student meet educationally-related expenses. Such aid is usually provided by or through federal and state agencies, foundations, corporations and/or the University. Financial aid is awarded based on financial “need,” which is the difference between the cost of attending school and the student’s ability to contribute to his or her education, as determined on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once a student has matriculated, financial aid funding is also contingent on the student making satisfactory academic progress.
The Office of Financial Aid provides counseling and financial aid funding for students enrolled in Rutgers School of Public Health. A student who is enrolled FOR AT LEAST FIVE CREDITS in a semester in Rutgers School of Public Health is eligible to apply for financial aid. Students who are “conditionally” accepted to take courses in Rutgers School of Public Health prior to formal admission may be eligible to receive a reduced amount of aid. The primary resource for students in the Rutgers School of Public Health is from the Federal Stafford Loan Program. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be completed BEFORE any financial aid can be awarded. It is recommended that students complete the application at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.