Is your child thinking about making Rutgers his or her college destination? Perhaps he or she is already a student here and you’d like to become more involved. In that case, you may have a few questions. We want you to stay current on what’s happening on campus and obtain resources to help during the college experience.
Information for Parents
Rutgers University–New Brunswick is an academic powerhouse with schools and colleges that offer hundreds of programs and majors, taught by top-notch faculty that are experts in their fields. This strong foundation provides students with limitless possibilities for success.
Information Specifically for Parents
A great way to stay informed is through the Rutgers Parents Association.
Admissions deadlines and topics are available online to address your questions and help you stay on track during the application process.
Get news and reminders on important dates right to your phone or email in box.
Your child may come to you with questions, problems, and complex situations about the college experience. As a parent or guardian, you might have some of the same apprehensions too. Below are resources to help you.
Tuition and Fees
As a public university, we strive to keep quality education within reach of academically qualified students.
Costs for Undergraduates
2015–2016 Basic Tuition
(Costs vary by school)
- In-State: $11,217
- Out-of-State: $26,607
Additional tuition, student fees, and costs for room and board may apply.
Costs for Graduate Students
Tuition and fees vary based on the Rutgers–New Brunswick graduate program. Download a PDF that outlines tuition costs and fees for the current academic year.
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Cost of Attendance
A university education is one of life’s big investments. It’s reassuring to know a Rutgers education gives an outstanding return on that investment. Have questions? Our financial aid office is ready to provide answers.
Rutgers is committed to making higher education accessible to academically deserving students. It’s important to know that
- more than 80 percent of Rutgers students receive some form of financial aid through a wide range of need- and merit-based programs;
- during the 2009–2010 academic year, Rutgers awarded more than $481 million in financial aid to undergraduate students;
- Rutgers is a direct lending institution, which means that eligible students can obtain federal Stafford Loans and Parent PLUS Loans directly from the U.S. Treasury. These loans are the safest education loans available and are not subject to the volatility of the open market.
Costs and Financial Aid Resources
Hopes and Advice
At family orientation, Rutgers parents reflect on what they'll miss, what they won't miss, and the last piece of advice they'll give their children before dropping them off at Rutgers.