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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 72 percent of Montclair State University students received some form of grants, loans and/or scholarships.

Montclair State offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for high achieving incoming first-year students. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive and awarded based on your academic academic achievement in high school. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent along with your notification of admission. No separate application is required. Need-based grants and loans are available for students who qualify by filing the FAFSA.

Estimated cost of attendance for the full year 2022-2023

New Jersey Residents 2022-23 (per year)

Cost Type Commuter On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $13,761 $13,761
Room and Board> $0 $16,372*
TOTAL $13,761 $30,133

Out-of-State Residents 2022-23 (per year)

Cost Type Commuter On-Campus
Tuition and Fees $22,471 $22,471
Room and Board $0 $16,372*
TOTAL $22,471 $38,843


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.