Federal Pell Grant ($602–$5,550)
These grants are awarded based on financial need if you are an undergraduate enrolled for at least 3 credits and have not received a first bachelor's degree. In addition to many other requirements, you must also be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen and have a high-school diploma or GED, or demonstrate the ability to benefit from the program offered. Award amounts depend on your reported cost of attendance, your estimated family contribution (derived from the information you provide on the FAFSA), and your choice of whether to attend full or part time.
Educational Opportunity Fund
($1,150 for commuters and $1,400 for on-campus residents)
You are eligible for the EOF grant if you are a full-time student who has been designated through the Educational Opportunity Program at NJIT to receive funds from the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority according to specific criteria. EOF funding is disbursed in the form of refunds to purchase books and supplies each semester. There are also limited New Jersey EOF Summer Grants available. Contact the EOP Office for more information.
Tuition Aid Grant ($2,376–$10,318)
You may receive the TAG if you are a full-time undergraduate with financial need, you do not have a first bachelor's degree, and you are a legal resident of New Jersey. (If you are under 24, your parents must also be legal residents of New Jersey.) The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority determines eligibility and will notify you of any awards through a student eligibility notice; however, before the grant can disburse, the office of SFAS must certify that you meet all eligibility requirements of the program. To be considered annually for a tuition aid grant, the state must receive your processed FAFSA by the following dates:
- June 1: Renewal students
- October 1: Nonrenewal students
- March 1: Nonrenewal Students, spring term only
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) ($200–$1,000)
You are eligible to receive the SEOG if you are a Pell-eligible undergraduate student pursuing your first bachelor's degree, and you demonstrate exceptional financial need, typically equated with a $0 Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as indicated on your student-aid report.