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Admissions: Financial Aid: Scholarships


Georgian Court University believes a good education is a right, not a privilege, and through our scholarships and grants we hope to make education attainable for all students. We are proud of our ability to meet the financial aid needs of our students; in fact, 99.6% of our first-year students receive some type of financial aid. To learn about YOUR financial aid award, apply for admission, be accepted, and complete the FAFSA!

Once your FAFSA is completed, Georgian Court's Office of Financial Aid will use all possible sources of aid to put together a comprehensive financial aid package for you. One such source of aid can be in the form of scholarship. A scholarship is a form of financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Typically, a scholarship is awarded on various criteria usually set by the fund, donor, or founder of the award. A grant is another form of financial aid that typically does not need to be repaid; however, some may have conditions set upon them that require repayment if the grantee fails to meet the requirements of the grant. Here at Georgian Court we have institutional scholarships and grants, as well as federal- and state-funded programs.

Federal- and State-Funded Programs

Georgian Court University participates in federal and state financial aid programs including: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), the Federal Work-Study Program, Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans, Parent PLUS Loans, Academic Competitiveness Grant, Federal TEACH Grants, National SMART Grants, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and community service jobs.

Students who reside in New Jersey may be eligible for: New Jersey Tuition Aid Grants (TAG), the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Program, the Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars/Urban Scholars Program, and New Jersey Class Loans.

Learn more about federal- and state-funded programs.

Outside Scholarships

In addition to aid from Georgian Court University and various state and federal government funded programs, there are numerous scholarships available from outside groups and organizations. The Office of Financial Aid maintains a list of many of these.

Learn more about outside scholarship opportunities.

University-Funded Programs for Incoming Undergraduate First-Year Students for Fall 2014

The Bishop John Smith Full Tuition Scholarship (1) is a full tuition scholarship offered to a young woman or man who is an active member of a Catholic church in the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey. Candidates must have achieved a cumulative grade point average in academic courses of 3.0 by the end of the junior year of high school and a minimum 1000 SAT score with no sections below 500 (critical reading and math) or ACT composite of 22.Candidates must apply and be accepted for full-time admission to Georgian Court University and submit a completed Bishop John Smith Full Tuition Scholarship application with recommendations by February 1. Apply now!

Georgian Court University Academic Scholarships are available for full-time freshman applicants who have applied and been accepted to Georgian Court University prior to March 15.

Academic Mercy High School Scholarships are available for young women who are graduating from a Sisters of Mercy-sponsored high school. Candidates must apply for full-time admission by January 1 and submit a letter of recommendation from their school principal or guidance director in support of the candidate.

Academic Dance Scholarships are available for women and men in the dance program based on talent. Candidates must apply for full-time admission and be offered an audition before February 1 to compete for these talent awards.

A Legacy Grant Award is available for the daughter/son or granddaughter/grandson of a Georgian Court University graduate who enters GCU as a full-time, first-time freshman. A letter of nomination from the Georgian Court University graduate for is required and student must list alumus name and relationship on the admissions application. A limited number of awards are available.

Women in Leadership Development Awards are available for young women who have exhibited outstanding community service to their school, community, or church. Candidates must apply for admission as full-time students living on campus and be accepted and submit a Women in Leadership Development application with recommendations by January 1.

Athletic Awards are available for full-time undergraduate women competing in NCAA Division II sports in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and track and field.

Georgian Court University Out-of-State Grants will be awarded to new freshmen students whose legal residence is outside of New Jersey and who will be campus residents. This grant will supplement their cost of attending college out of their home state. This annual grant will be applied to their financial aid award after their submission of the FAFSA.

University-Funded Programs for Incoming Undergraduate Transfer Students for Fall 2014

Academic Scholarships for full-time transfer applicants are available and are based upon cumulative grade point average from all previously attempted college coursework.

Athletic Awards are available for full-time, undergraduate women competing in NCAA Division II sports in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and track and field.

Georgian Court University Academic Scholarships for Brookdale Community College Graduates are available for students who receive an A.A. or A.S. degree from Brookdale Community College and enroll at GCU's Lakewood campus the semester after receiving their associate's degree.

Georgian Court University Academic Scholarships for Ocean County College Graduates are available for students who receive an A.A. or A.S. degree from Ocean County College and enroll at GCU's Lakewood campus the semester after receiving their associate's degree.

Georgian Court University Out-of-State Grants will be awarded to new transfer students whose legal residence is outside of New Jersey and who will be campus residents. This grant is to supplement their cost of attending college out of their home state. This annual grant will be applied to their financial aid award after their submission of the FAFSA.

Georgian Court University Grants and College Work-Study are awarded to full-time undergraduate students who demonstrate ability and vary depending on the student's profile and financial need. Institutional grants and campus employment are limited; therefore, early application and FAFSA submission are highly recommended.

University-Funded Programs for Incoming Graduate Students for Fall 2014

Georgian Court University graduate programs offer a 1/3-tuition reduction for Catholic school educators. The Catholic School Educators application must be filed in the Office of the Bursar annually. You may contact the Office of Graduate Admissions for the application.

Graduate Assistantships Georgian Court University graduate programs offer a limited number of graduate assistant and Intern positions. Eligible candidates must be matriculated. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information at 732.987.2258.

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Georgian Court University reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel awards at any time because of changes in your financial, academic status, academic program, athletic program, resident status , enrollment status (full-time to part-time), or student code of conduct violations. Awards are contingent upon actual receipt and verification of funds by GCU. If adjustments are made to the university's federal and/or state allocations, the university reserves the right to adjust individual institutional aid awards at the beginning of each semester, as necessary. All students' financial aid awards, to include the university's institutional aid, are contingent on the availability of funds.


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