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Discover Montclair State University’s Value

We believe that education should be accessible to everyone. Montclair State University 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 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 Tuition-Free Programs, Merit Scholarships, payment plans, loans, grants and work-study programs.

Get Ahead and Save Money

Montclair State University offers unique opportunities that allow students to save time and money.

Five-Year Bachelor's/Master's Programs
 At Montclair, we have 80+ combined degree programs, including our 4+1 MBA programs – more than any other institution in the state. These combined degree programs allow up to 12 credits to be applied toward an undergraduate and graduate degree, all at undergraduate tuition rates. Offered in everything from Accounting and Art to Spanish and Sustainability Science, these programs are an attractive, efficient and affordable option for students seeking a competitive edge when they enter the job market. 
Early College Programs
 Academically ambitious high school students have an exciting opportunity to complement high school study with Montclair State University coursework. Through our Early College Programs, rising juniors and seniors earn transferable college credits, experience the rigors and expectations of college-level classes, learn alongside Montclair State University students and engage in courses taught by University professors on campus or online. These programs save students up to 30% in tuition compared to normal semester rates. 

Cost and Financial Aid

Everyone’s college costs are different, depending on course load, whether they live on campus, and other factors. View our Tuition and Fees.

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.

Questions about Financial Aid? Sign up for one of our monthly Financial Aid Webinars.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing you can do to get money for college. Complete the FAFSA online at no later than February 1st.