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Financial Aid

The Doctoral Program offers a range of possible funding packages to accepted students in need of financial aid. These may include full or partial tuition remission or other financial support. Qualified students may also be eligible for Graduate Assistantships (GA's) which include full tuition and a stipend.

Merit-based financial aid:

Rutgers University provides merit-based financial aid to many of its doctoral students. Applicants to the PhD program in social work may qualify for teaching and research assistantships, or school-specific awards or tuition waivers. If you wish to be considered for academically based financial aid, check the box in the Academic Awards and Financial Assistance sections of the application. No separate forms are required. The deadline for merit-based financial aid is March 1 for U.S. students and February 1 for international students.

Need-based financial aid:

United States students and permanent residents may apply for loans, grants, and part-time employment by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All requests for need-based aid must be submitted by March 15 for consideration for the subsequent fall term. 

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