Financing your Education

Estimated Costs of Attendance for the full year 2016-2017

 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: Available to first-time, full-time freshmen only. To receive full consideration for a Merit Scholarship award, your admissions application must be complete by January 15, 2016

Merit Scholarships are awarded at the time of admission.  The review and qualification process 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 separate application is required.

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. 

How to Complete the FAFSA

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