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Cost & Financial Aid

The cost of college has skyrocketed in the past decade, but Montclair State works hard to ensure that our tuition remains affordable. We believe that education should be within the reach of all motivated students, regardless of their financial situation. More than 71 percent of Montclair State University students received some form of grants, loans and/or scholarships. New Jersey students have the opportunity to earn merit scholarships through our Presidential Scholars Program and out-of-state students have the opportunity to pay in-state tuition through our National Student Scholarship.

Estimated cost of attendance for the full year 2020-2021

New Jersey Residents 2020-21 (per year)

Commuter On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $13,071 $13,071
Room and Board $0 $13,342*
TOTAL $13,071 $26,413

Out-of-State Residents 2020-21 (per year)

Commuter On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $21,031 $21,031
Room and Board $0 $13,342*
TOTAL $21,031 $34,373

*average

Calculate your costs

Everyone’s college costs are different, depending on course load, whether they live on campus, and other factors. Our cost calculator will help you estimate your annual costs. It’s easy — simply enter when you plan to attend, how many credit hours you will take, where you’ll live, and any other awards, aid, or loans that you expect. We also can help you explore your financial aid options, including loans, scholarships, grants, and work-study programs. For full details about tuition/fees and payment options visit the Student Accounts website.