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Loan, Scholarship, and Financial Assistance Info

Financial Aid/Student Loan

Students (US Citizens) can apply for financial aid/student loan through TCNJ’s Office of Financial Assistance if they meet the following requirements:

  1. You are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  2. You are matriculated into a TCNJ program (NOT a visiting student).
  3. You are registered for a minimum of 5 graduate credits in the term you are seeking aid (fall, spring, or summer)

For information concerning Financial Aid/student loans, please visit TCNJ’s Office of Student Financial Assistance or contact their office directly at

Military Aid

The government offers military aid to those who wish to attend school before, during, and after their service. Please visit FinAid to learn more if you qualify.

Additionally, The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses. Please visit to learn more.

New Student Summer Scholarship

TCNJ Off-Site Graduate Programs (OSGP) offers graduate students an opportunity to apply for a scholarship (estimated amount of $350) toward summer tuition only. For priority consideration, students must be taking summer courses with OSGP for the first time and enrolled in at least 9 credits in the summer. Based on interest and availability, returning/previously awarded students may be considered for this scholarship as well.

If you would like to be considered for this summer scholarship, please complete the following in this order:

  • Pre-register for Summer (only) courses with OSGP.
  • Register for your courses in PAWS (per instructions in the confirmation email following pre-registration).
  • Complete the scholarship application form (available in February 2024).

Scholarship applications will be reviewed in the order they are received, with priority funding awarded to new students. Scholarship decisions will be sent to students through TCNJ email by June. Students should deduct the award amount from their summer tuition bill (communicated only by TCNJ email via Student Accounts) if awarded.  OSGP will then place a credit on awarded students’ accounts during the summer semester, once it is confirmed that awardees are taking the required 9 credits of summer study.