Financial Aid

New Brunswick




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

Learn more about financing your degree from the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health.

21st Century Scholarship

The Rutgers School of Public Health recognizes high achieving individuals by offering the 21st Century Scholarship. This highly competitive partial tuition scholarship is awarded to a select group of incoming MPH students. 21st Century Scholars are assigned a mentor, with whom they will meet bi-weekly in order to receive guidance and support in navigating the MPH program. Mentors will include Scholars in a research project outside of their required academic program in order to expose Scholars to in-depth research and boost the breadth of experience. Scholars will also be expected to be active members of the student community. There is an application for this merit-based scholarship, and if you have any questions about the process, please feel free to email the Office of Student Affairs at or call us at 732-235-4646.

Professional Development Scholarship

At the Rutgers School of Public Health, we are committed to supporting students in their learning and growth as much outside of the classroom, as we do inside of the classroom. The Professional Development Scholarship is designated to support current students in their pursuits of presenting or participating in conferences, poster sessions, continuing education classes, or other professional development opportunities that include travel, registration, or other costs. Each semester, enrolled students in good academic standing may apply for the scholarship and if selected, the award will be attributed to their student account to offset professional development costs that may have been incurred by providing tuition relief. The application becomes available to students each July to be attributed to the Fall semester and November to be attributed to the Spring semester. For more information, please feel free to email the Director of Student Support Services, Michael Vega, at

Fully funded PhD

The Rutgers School of Public Health doctoral students benefit from a truly multidisciplinary education with course work drawn from across the School, University, and around the world. Students who are selected for this program will receive the Rutgers School of Public Health 21st Century Pre-Doctoral Fellowship. This fully funded package supports students financially during their studies. Working closely with your faculty mentor throughout your studies, you will execute a course of study that will help you challenge current thinking and build excellence in scholarship.