Discover Montclair State University’s Value
We believe that education should be accessible to everyone. Montclair State offers the quality, variety and academic environment you expect from a top-tier University – at a highly competitive cost. With more than 72% of our students receiving some form of financial aid, our commitment to affordability will make it easier for you and your family to make a smart and practical financial investment.
A Montclair State education affords you the very best return on your investment. So much so that Money Magazine included us on its “Best Colleges for Your Money” list. We offer many options that can help make college affordable, including payment plans, loans, merit scholarships, grants and work-study programs.
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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.
Garden State Guarantee
The Garden State Guarantee (GSG) is a financial aid program that will provide up to four semesters of free tuition at four-year New Jersey public institutions of higher education for New Jersey students enrolled in their third and fourth years of study whose family’s Adjusted Gross Income is between $0 and $65,000 annually. New Jersey students in their third and fourth years with adjusted gross incomes between $65,001 to $80,000 will be able to receive assistance such that their net cost for tuition and fees is no more than $7,500.
Get Ahead and Save Money
Montclair State also offers unique opportunities that allow students to save time and money, including our Red Hawk Advantage Summer Program, Five-Year Bachelor’s/Master’s Programs and Early College Programs.
Cost and Financial Aid
New Jersey residents pay $13,298 per year for full-time tuition and fees and out-of-state residents pay approximately $21,418 per year. Average room and board charges for the school year are $16,388, depending on which residence hall, type of (residence hall) room and meal plan are selected.
Our Financial Aid Department is unwavering in its commitment to secure financial assistance for all who need it. Students and families have several options to help finance their Montclair education including federal and state financial aid, student loans and payment plans.
To ensure students and parents are well prepared for any and all additional costs that come with attending a university, we’ve put together a list to guide you through.