PAYING FOR COLLEGE
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At Georgian Court University, hardly anyone pays full tuition or “sticker price.” More than 99% of GCU’s full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid.
So don’t make the “total tuition” numbers your guide for choosing a school. One of the ways to assess whether a college is doable financially is to look at its average annual cost. Another is to look at its average four-year debt load and average aid to students. And be sure to use the Net Price Calculator (NPC) for an estimate of what your costs might be at GCU. We encourage you to do your homework and ask for our help. Call our Office of Financial Aid at 732-987-2258 or e-mail us at email@example.com. We want to work with you to make this happen.
GCU full-time undergraduate students receiving some form of financial aid
Average GCU financial aid package
There are different types of financial aid awarded to college students. Some are need-based, while others are merit-based.
Here’s a quick tutorial:
Grants and loans are based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). So get that form in as soon as possible. It’s a deadline you don’t want to miss! There are also billions of dollars in scholarships out there. The key is finding them. One great source is fastweb.com, which maintains a database of more than 1.5 million scholarships for college students. Other reliable resources include scholarships.com, studentscholarshipsearch.com, and bigfuture.collegeboard.org.
Benefits For Veterans
Georgian Court University invests about $20 million a year in institutional financial aid for qualifying students.
Find out more about federal and state grants, GCU grants, and important application deadlines.
Check out options for paying with Stafford loans, Parent Plus loans, Direct Grad Plus loans, and private and alternative loans.
FORMS AND RESOURCES
For 2021-2022, the tuition rates (before scholarships, grants, and other financial aid) at GCU’s main campus in Lakewood, New Jersey, are as follows:
|Full Time (12–18 credits)||$16,426 per semester|
|Full Time (Nursing)||$17,584 per semester|
|Part Time (11 credits or less)||$750 per credit|
|Part Time (Nursing)||$828 per credit|
|Room and Board|
|7-Day Residence and Meal Plan||$5,855 per semester|
|Single-Room Supplement||$1,464 per semester|
|Comprehensive Full Time||$763 per semester|
|Comprehensive Part Time||$382 per semester|
In fall 2021, GCU expects to award nearly $19 million in institutional financial aid. These merit and need-based awards give deserving students access to college.
First-Year Merit Awards
Incoming first-year students are eligible for merit-based awards based on their GPA. In Fall 2021, we awarded upward of $19,000 to students showing academic excellence.
|GPA Range||Amount||Name of Award|
|<2.50||up to $8,000||GCU Award|
Transfer Merit Awards
Transfer students also receive a range of institutional awards.
|GPA Range||Amount||Name of Award|
The net price for a college is the amount you’ll pay in a single academic year after scholarships and grants (forms of financial aid that don’t have to be paid back). GCU’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) will show you a preliminary estimate of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility to help you gauge what aid you may be awarded. Please note that the accuracy of the NPC is based on the information you provide. Get an estimate in as little as 10 minutes!
GET MORE INFORMATION
It all starts with filling out your FAFSA. Watch a helpful video and get more tips to streamline the financial aid process.
Check out our Office of Student Accounts for information on making payments, important dates and deadlines, FAQs, and more.
If you have any questions about your account or anything related to tuition and financial aid at GCU, please send us an e-mail.