Financing your Education

Estimated Costs of Attendance for the full year 2015-2016

 In-StateOut of State

Tuition + Fees

$11,772 $20,319

Average Room
+ Board Costs

$13,884 $13,884
Total $25,656 $34,203








For more information about the cost of attendance including a breakdown of tuition and fees, or to review payment plan options, please visit the Office of Student Accounts web page.

Montclair State University offers many options to help you finance your education, including payment plans and financial aid packages; over 70% of Montclair State students receive some form of financial aid.

To contact someone in the Office of Financial aid or learn more about the process, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website.

Admissions Merit Scholarships: (Applied for at the time of applying for freshman admission; Available to first-time, full-time freshmen only.)

All applications for Merit Scholarships are reviewed using a holistic review process.  This review considers your high school GPA, the rigor of your academic coursework, standardized test scores (if submitted with your admissions application), and other information already included in your admissions application. No additional documentation is required with your Merit Scholarship application.

Though there is no minimum GPA or SAT/ACT requirement for Merit Scholarship eligibility, successful recipients typically possess a 3.55 or higher GPA (on an un-weighted 4.0 scale) in an academically rigorous curriculum. If you are interested in being considered for a Merit Scholarship, please complete the survey in addition to your admissions application. Please note: the Merit Scholarship Survey is closed as of March 1st.

Merit Scholarship awards are limited to first-time, full-time freshmen.

How to Complete the FAFSA

An easy to follow walk through of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) presented by