Apply Today for Financial Aid

At Montclair State, we are committed to securing financial assistance for all students who need it. In fact, more than 70 percent of our students receive some form of aid.

But, in order to be considered for financial aid, you need to apply for it. “My best advice to applicants is to apply early,” says Jeff Indiveri-Gant, director of undergraduate admissions. “As the year moves on, the volume of applications increases significantly, so getting your application in early will mean that you’ll get a decision faster than someone who waits to apply.”

First-time, full-time freshmen applicants may qualify for Montclair State Admissions Merit Scholarships – provided their admissions applications are completed by January 15, 2017. Awarded at the time of admission, these awards are based on your high school GPA, the rigor of your academic coursework and other information submitted with your admissions application.

For consideration for all other financial aid, including grants, loans and work-study, you must submit the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15, 2017.  Indiveri-Gant notes that by applying early, your application can be among the first financial aid packages to be processed – which means you can begin the enrollment process earlier. 

Montclair State believes that education should be accessible to everyone. It’s a commitment that has been recognized by Money magazine, which ranks the University #15 among the nation’s “50 Colleges that Add the Most Value.”