Both of my kids have graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro NJ - both debt free!
Rowan offers good merit aid, but as they have become more known and competitive, the merit awards have dipped.
Recently a friend told me about another NJ school with great merit aid. I figured I would pass it along:
Stockton University - COA about $30,000 a year
- Guaranteed housing for all 4 years
- Free parking for all 4 years (freshmen allowed cars)
- 1600 acre campus, 2 lakes
- one campus is on the boardwalk in Atlantic City (beach / ocean view dorm room!)
Dean’s $7,000 a year, scores of 1250+ SAT or 25+ ACT composite, Top 15% class
Provost $11,000 a year, scores of 1310+ SAT or 28+ ACT composite, Top 10% class
Presidential $18,000 a year, score of 1450+SAT or 32+ ACT composite, Top 5% class
Stockton $2,000 a year, varied test scores/class rank - given for leadership etc.
Urban scholar leadership $2,000 a year, Top 5%, Stockton GPA 3.3, A/B district
Freshman or Transfer: Out of state: $7,128 SAT 1060/ACT 21+ - GPA 2.75/4.0
Transfer: 1,000-2,000 - varied qualifications, 3.6+ GPA
Freshman Awards** *SAT *ACT Class Rank Annual Award
Presidential Scholarship 1450+ 32+ Top 5% up to $18,000 per year
Provost’s Scholarship 1310+ 28+ Top 10% up to $11,000 per year
Dean’s Scholarship 1220+ 25+ Top 15% up to $7,000 per year
Stockton Scholarship varies varies varies $2,000+ per year
Stockton Urban Leadership Award# Top 5% $2,000+ per year
Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship $7,128 per year