Paying for College: Resources for Students

Find out what you need to know about FAFSA, scholarships, and more

Students at Montclair State are encouraged to explore all the options when it comes to meeting their educational expenses, including federal work study programs, loans, and scholarships. The starting point is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  To expedite processing, click here to read tips on avoiding commonly made mistakes.

Additionally, Montclair State students are eligible to apply for a number of undergraduate scholarships. Visit the alumni scholarships page to find out how you can apply.

Montclair State students can also take advantage of opportunities to cover on-campus housing expenses by joining the Emergency Medical Services team or by joining Residential Education and Services.

The Financial Aid Office is ready to assist students and their families in pursuing all possible avenues of financial support. For further information, please contact Lucy Fernandez, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, at (973) 655-4461.

Other Helpful Financial Aid Links


FAFSA in Spanish


Student Aid on the Web (Portal)

Federal Student Aid Tools and Resources

College Board “Pay for College” Site