In 2022, The College of New Jersey's tuition was $14,140 a year for in-state students and $19,796 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, college tuition goes up about 3% every year.
Remember, the advertized cost of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students pay a lot less than the total tuition after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Plus, student loans can make thecost of college more manageable until you're done with college.
International students can expect to pay 26,934 per year for tuition at The College of New Jersey.
The College of New Jersey is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $14,140 for in-state students who attend full-time. For non-New Jersey residents, out-of-state tuition is $19,796 a year.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer reduced tuition for those who qualify as New Jersey residents.
Attending a college where you are eligible for in-state tuition can drastically reduce the total cost of attending college. Don't forget to check your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. In many states, students must have lived in the state for 12 months before starting school to qualify for in-state tuition. There may be additional requirements too, depending on where you live.
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TCNJ has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at The College of New Jersey can expect to pay around $26,934 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students are not eligible for federal financial aid, but may qualify for private or TCNJ-specific aid and scholarships. International students who demonstrate financial need may be eligible for the following types of financial support at TCNJ:
International students without financial need may be eligible for merit-based institutional scholarships.
Tuition is not the only cost of attending college; there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at TCNJ.
Room and board at TCNJ costs $15,112 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a meal plan that enables you to eat in the TCNJ's on-campus cafeterias and dining halls.
Meal-plan costs can depend on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources so that those with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school? Is on-campus parking free, or will you need to budget for parking? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you plan to bring a car or are you planning to use public transportation? All of these factors can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At TCNJ, freshman are not allowed to park on campus.
A school's location can also have a big effect on the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand transportation in an urban area could be expensive, but there may be more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The College of New Jerseyis located in a suburban setting in New Jersey, near Philadelphia.
When you're planning for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to TCNJ.
What will the cost of attending TCNJ be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,112|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
In 2022, 3,138 of the 6,959 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. TCNJ meets 45% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,509 a year. Around 62% of TCNJ undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. TCNJ graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $36,672 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for TCNJ Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on TCNJ financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, TCNJ awarded 1,671 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $28.9 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $6.42 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for TCNJ students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at TCNJ was $14,509 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of TCNJ seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$4,671|
What will attending TCNJ really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families get a better idea of the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the TCNJ's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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