SEBS EOF strongly suggests that students and families save for college expenses as financial aid may not cover all expenses. It is important to learn about the college cost of attendance, (tuition, fees, housing, books…etc.) so that you know what you are expected to pay. College is an added expense and early planning is key for addressing how to finance your child’s education.
The SEBS EOF staff suggest that each family review with your student the estimated award letter from the Rutgers University financial aid office. Please note that if federal college work study is listed on your award letter, you must subtract that amount from the total aid package. This amount must be earned through working hours during the year. Federal college work study is a federal grant to support a student’s college expenses for working on campus part time work (5-10 hours).
Applying for scholarships through Rutgers University and other external scholarships are additional ways to help supplement a college education. Good candidates encompass leadership skills, community involvement, extracurricular activities and good study habits. Students should search frequently for opportunities from different sources.