Because we know that the costs of higher education must often be offset by some form of financial assistance—including a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment—we encourage you to apply for financial aid.
Undergraduate (U.S. Citizens & Permanent Residents)
To apply for federal, state (New Jersey), and institutional (NJIT) financial aid, you must complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each year that you are enrolled and for which you want to be considered for funding. To be considered for scholarship funds other than NJIT scholarships for freshman, you must complete and submit a scholarship application, available online.
You can submit the FAFSA electronically (online) using FAFSA on the Web, or you can complete a paper FAFSA and mail it to the Federal Processor using the envelope provided in the FAFSA packet. You can obtain a paper FAFSA either from your high school or at the SFAS office. To file electronically, you will need a U.S. Department of Education (USDE) PIN. If you do not already have one, apply for one online. The PIN serves as your identifier to let you access your personal information in various USDE systems. If you have questions about the FAFSA on the Web, you can speak with a customer service representative by dialing 1-800-4-FED-AID. Assistance for students with hearing disabilities is available by dialing the Web TDD number, 1-800-730-8913.
Although you can file the FAFSA anytime after January 1 before the forthcoming academic year in which you plan to attend, you must file the FAFSA by March 15 of that year to ensure full consideration for federal, state, and institutional scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. To apply for financial aid at NJIT, you must include NJIT’s institutional code, 002621, in the college choice section (Step Six) of the FAFSA.
As a matriculated graduate student you are automatically considered for graduate financial support as soon as you submit the Application for Admission to Graduate Study to the Office of University Admissions. Simply submit your application no later than January 15 for the fall semester and October 15 for the spring semester in order to be considered for the Master's Fellows Scholarship and other types of graduate financial support—including assistantships, full- or partial-tuition waivers, and stipends.
To be eligible for student loans, you must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can file any time after January 1 before the forthcoming academic year; however, to ensure full consideration for federal, state, and institutional scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study, you must file the FAFSA by March 15 before the academic year in which you plan to attend. Be sure to include NJIT's institutional code, 002621, in the College Choice section of the FAFSA. Also, remember to file the FAFSA for each year in which you are enrolled and in which you want to be considered for funding. You can also apply for a private loan or student employment.
If you are a part-time student taking graduate courses through our Continued Professional Education division, how you apply for aid depends on the particular type of aid. Read about your financial aid options to learn how to apply.
Although you aren't eligible for federal aid, there are plenty of other opportunities for financial assistance. Check out the scholarships for international students—and don't forget about campus employment. You'll need to wait until you get to campus to apply for any jobs, but it's never too soon to start checking things out.