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Scholarships

Merit 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 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.

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.

Scholarships for In-State Students

Presidential Scholarships

Montclair State offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for high achieving, incoming first-time freshmen. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive. Individual award amounts vary based on your high school achievement including, but not limited to, your unweighted high school GPA, class rank, and standardized exams (if submitted).

You will automatically be reviewed for a Presidential Scholarship when you apply to the University. No separate application is required. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent to you with your offer of admission.

Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with an unweighted high school GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale are eligible based on their academic achievement in high school. Available in fall and spring.

To renew your scholarship award, you must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Your award is valid for eight consecutive, full-time fall and spring semesters toward your undergraduate degree only. Your scholarship award amount is contingent upon your residency and enrollment status. Should your status change, your scholarship may be adjusted or canceled accordingly.

Please note that the scholarship award has no cash value and we reserve the right to reduce the scholarship amount if the total of all federal, state, and other grant/scholarship awards exceed direct costs defined as tuition, university fees, room and board, if applicable.

Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Presidential Scholarships

Montclair State offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for out-of-state high achieving incoming first-time freshmen. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive. Individual amounts vary and are awarded based on your high school achievement including, but not limited to, your unweighted high school GPA, class rank, standardized exams (if submitted) and your out-of-state residency status.

You will automatically be reviewed for a Presidential Scholarship when you apply to the University. No separate application is required. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent to you with your offer of admission.

Eligibility: Incoming out-of-state freshmen based on their high school (unweighted) GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Available in fall and spring.

To maintain your scholarship eligibility, you must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Your award is valid for eight consecutive, full-time fall and spring semesters toward your undergraduate degree only. Your scholarship award amount is contingent upon your residency and enrollment status. Should your status change, your scholarship may be adjusted or canceled accordingly.

Please note that the scholarship award has no cash value and we reserve the right to reduce the scholarship amount should the total of all federal, state, and other grant/scholarship awards exceed direct costs defined as tuition, university fees, room and board, if applicable.

This award cannot be combined with a Performing Arts Scholarship.

 

Performing Arts Scholarship

Freshmen and Transfer students who are admitted to BFA Dance, BFA Musical Theatre, B.Mus Music and BFA Theatre – Acting programs will receive in-state tuition. This award recognizes the exemplary talent of students admitted into these highly competitive performing arts programs.

This award is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of full-time undergraduate study. Summer and Winter Sessions are not included. Renewal is contingent upon remaining in one of the above eligible degree programs and maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

This award cannot be combined with a Presidential Scholarship.

Additionally, need-based housing grants are available for students who qualify by completing the FAFSA.

Scholarships for International Students

Presidential Scholarships

Montclair State offers merit based Presidential Scholarships for international high achieving incoming first-time freshmen. Presidential Scholarships are highly competitive. Individual amounts vary and are awarded based on your high school achievement including, but not limited to, your unweighted high school GPA, class rank, standardized exams (if submitted) and your international residency status.

You will automatically be reviewed for a Presidential Scholarship when you apply to the University. No separate application is required. If you are awarded a scholarship, notification will be sent to you with your offer of admission.

Eligibility: Incoming international freshmen based on their high school (unweighted) GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Available in fall and spring.

To maintain your scholarship eligibility, you must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Your award is valid for eight consecutive, full-time fall and spring semesters toward your undergraduate degree only. Your scholarship award amount is contingent upon your residency and enrollment status. Should your status change, your scholarship may be adjusted or canceled accordingly.

Please note that the scholarship award has no cash value and we reserve the right to reduce the scholarship amount should the total of all federal, state, and other grant/scholarship awards exceed direct costs defined as tuition, university fees, room and board, if applicable.

This award cannot be combined with a Performing Arts Scholarship.

 

Performing Arts Scholarship

Freshmen and Transfer students who are admitted to BFA Dance, BFA Musical Theatre, B.Mus Music and BFA Theatre – Acting programs will receive in-state tuition. This award recognizes the exemplary talent of students admitted into these highly competitive performing arts programs.

This award is renewable for up to eight consecutive semesters of full-time undergraduate study. Summer and Winter Sessions are not included. Renewal is contingent upon remaining in one of the above eligible degree programs and maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.

This award cannot be combined with a Presidential Scholarship.

Additionally, need-based housing grants are available for students who qualify by completing the FAFSA.