All students seeking need-based awards are encouraged to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The online form can be accessed at www.fafsa.gov. Submit your FAFSA online or by mail. The earlier the U.S. Department of Education's Central Processing System receives the application, the sooner the financial aid process can begin. The FAFSA becomes available October 1 of each calendar year. To receive maximum consideration for need-based or merit scholarships, we encourage you to file the FAFSA by December 1. If you submit the FAFSA by December 1, you should receive your online planning letter in mid-January. We strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to submit the correct tax information on the FAFSA.
Competitive Merit Honors Scholarships
All entering Honors College students receive a competitive merit scholarship such as the Presidential, Henry Rutgers, Trustee, or James Dickson Carr scholarships. Scholarships are renewed for up to four years for students who maintain good academic standing and fulfill the honors GPA requirement of their enrolling school. Merit-based awards are competitive and are based on the academic strength of individual applicants, the overall strength of our applicant pool, and available funding.
Harvey Schwartz Scholarship
This is an endowed scholarship established by Harvey Schwartz, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Goldman Sachs and a Rutgers alumnus. Two full-tuition scholarships are awarded to incoming students who have demonstrated academic merit and financial need, though not necessarily by federal guidelines. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years.
Honors College Dean’s Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a generous anonymous benefactor of the Honors College. Academic merit and/or financial need will be considered and scholarships are renewable up to four years.
Honors College Dean’s Out-of-State Scholarship
This scholarship was established by a generous anonymous benefactor to attract high-achieving out-of-state and foreign students to the Honors College. Academic merit and/or financial need will be considered and scholarships are renewable up to four years.
All students invited to the Honors College will be considered for the scholarships mentioned above. No separate application will be accepted.