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Rutgers Tuition & Cost

New Brunswick, New Jersey

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State New Jersey Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for Rutgers University New Brunswick
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$3,268
Room and Board $13,402
Other Expenses Budget$3,574

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for Rutgers University New Brunswick
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,350
Other Fees$3,268
Room and Board $13,402
Other Expenses Budget$3,574

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at Rutgers University New Brunswick for undergraduate students residing in New Jersey is $12,536. Room and board charges total $13,402 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,350 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,268 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $3,574 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Rutgers University New Brunswick full time should expect a total annual cost of $34,130.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at Rutgers University New Brunswick is $29,737 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $13,402 for room and board, $1,350 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,268. Students are advised to budget $3,574 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $51,331. This figure is 50.4% higher than what New Jersey residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

The average reported annual net price for Rutgers University New Brunswick for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $17,835 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Rutgers University New Brunswick, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income Rutgers University New Brunswick
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$14,935
$30,001 to $48,000$15,182
$48,001 to $75,000$20,927
$75,001 to $110,000$28,245

Financial Aid

63% of full-time undergrad Rutgers University New Brunswick received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $13,602 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 44% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,272 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $18,280.

Finanical Aid Rutgers University New Brunswick
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $13,602 63%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $7,596 36%
Pell Grants $5,368 24%
Other Federal Grants $5,711 9%
State and Local Grants $8,367 23%
Federal Student Loans $5,272 44%
Other Student Loans $18,280 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Rutgers University New Brunswick, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $63,620. The loan balance of $63,620 is a four year multiple of the $15,905 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $674 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $63,620
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $674.48
Total Interest Paid $17,317.35
Sum of All Loan Payments $80,937.35

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year New Jersey Residents Non Residents
1 $34,130 $51,331
2 $34,805 $52,346
3 $35,493 $53,381
4 $36,195 $54,437

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Rutgers University New Brunswick to be $136,520 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Rutgers University New Brunswick
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
New Jersey Residents $404 $1,212 $1,616
Out of State Residents $966 $2,898 $3,864

Estimated cost for a class at Rutgers University New Brunswick based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Rutgers University New Brunswick versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Rutgers University New Brunswick Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=186380 IPEDS survey data for Rutgers University New Brunswick.