tuition and scholarships

Annual Costs

An international student must document sufficient funding to cover annual expenses for study at New Jersey City University. To receive an I-20, you are required to show that funds are available to cover one year’s expenses (US$37,500) and evidence that sufficient funds will be available for every year of the program. 

In preparing your documents, remember that students with F-1 visas are permitted to work in the U.S. only under certain limited circumstances. Therefore, applicants should not count on employment during their studies as a means of financial support. Spouses of F-1 student visa holders are not permitted to work.


New Jersey City University is offering qualified undergraduate and graduate International Students a merit scholarship of up to $2,500 per semester/ $5,000 per year. Conditions for the scholarship are:

  • Students must be admitted and matriculated at NJCU
  • Students must have, or apply for, an F1 visa
  • Students must complete an I20 application and submit all required documents   
  • Students must enter with and maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA. 
  • Students must be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits- undergraduate or 9 credits- graduate).
  • All scholarships are two to four year awards (not including summer session), unless otherwise stated. Additional funding beyond your projected graduation date is not guaranteed although special circumstances will be considered.
  • On-campus residency is required as a condition for this award, unless you are a transfer student from a New Jersey college or university or have local accommodations.