Financial Resources

Tuition remission, grants and scholarships specifically for part-time and nontraditional students are essential to helping students afford a college education. The Federal Work Study Program is often not an option for students who already work full-time and have family obligations. By making more funds available to non-traditional students, we are improving the chance they will complete their degrees and investing in a more educated workforce and stronger economy.


Rutgers Scholarships (Includes External Scholarships)

Scholarships for Women at Rutgers - Douglass College

Scholarships Help Non-Traditional Students Pay for School - U.S. News & World Report

Financial Aid for Older and Non-Traditional Students

20 Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students

Top Scholarships for Women Returning to College

Non-Traditional Student Grants

Tuition Remission

We encourage you to speak with your employer and explore the availability of tuition remission.

Professions that Pay for College Tuition

Paying Their Workers' College Tuition Can Pay Off for Companies

Policy Advocacy for Financial Aid

Education Commission of the States

"ECS is the trusted source for comprehensive knowledge and unbiased resources on education policy issues ranging from early learning through postsecondary education."

Today’s Students, Yesterday’s Financial Aid Policies

CLASP Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success 

"CLASP advocates for career pathways—linked education and training programs that help students develop basic skills, advance to higher levels of education, and secure valued credentials and high-quality jobs. We also promote access to financial aid and public benefits, ensuring students have the supports they need to complete education and training and climb the ladder economically."

Bolstering Non-Traditional Student Success: A Comprehensive Student Aid System using Financial Aid, Public Benefits, and Refundable Tax Credits

CLASP Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success

Redesigning State Financial Aid to Better Serve Nontraditional Adult Students: Practical Policy Steps for Decision Makers


Rutgers Financial Aid Office

All students must complete the FAFSA application in order to receive Financial Aid from Rutgers.

Rutgers Office of Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority)  Distributes the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)