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Cost and Value

An Exceptional Value

When considering higher education options, it’s especially important to remember that all degrees are not created equal. TCNJ delivers the quality education typically associated with the best private colleges and universities, but we do it without the hefty price tag.

Did you know?

TCNJ’s success at helping students graduate on time puts us in the elite company of Berkeley, Amherst, and NYU. No other public college or university in New Jersey does it better.

Undergraduate Costs (2023–24)

Direct Costs New Jersey Residents Out-of-State Residents
Tuition and Fees $18,686 $24,570
Housing and Food $16,140 $16,140
Total Cost Per Year* $34,826 $40,710

*Direct costs include 21 meals per week, student service fee, GSF/capital fee, computing access fee, student center fee, and student activity fee 

» Full details for cost of attendance for 2023–24

Financial Assistance

Considerable opportunities for financial assistance also help make the college accessible to promising students with financial needs. All accepted first-year applicants are given the same consideration for scholarships and financial aid, regardless of whether they apply to Early Decision or for general admission.

Incoming students can see their personalized estimated financial award and College Financing Plan when available.

See the financial aid website for answers to many common questions on financial aid.

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