We certainly haven’t thought of everything you might want to know, but here are the most common questions we get from out-of-state students and their families:
It’s never been more affordable, thanks to a decision by our Board of Trustees in Spring 2021 to re-set out-of-state tuition by approximately $7000 for incoming students. The gap between in-state and out-of-state tuition rates has now been cut in half, not including scholarship opportunities.
So there are also specific out-of-state scholarships?
If I decide to apply to TCNJ, are application fee waivers available?
Every out-of-state high school guidance counselor is allowed to submit a TCNJ School Counselor Fee Waiver on behalf of one student at their school. If you decide to apply to TCNJ, talk to him/her about this freebie! We mail and e-mail these waivers out in early September, but if your counselor never receives one, please have them reach out to our office.
How many students at TCNJ are from outside New Jersey?
Is it harder to get into TCNJ as an out-of-state student?
No! The College of New Jersey is a highly selective institution, but because we are trying to bring more geographic diversity to our campus, we are a bit more flexible with out-of-state applicants during the admissions process.
Do most out-of-state students live on campus?
Yes, because they are guaranteed housing all four years while at TCNJ! This is a huge perk for non-NJ residents who might not be as familiar with the off-campus housing options in the Ewing area. There are also fantastic off-campus options like Campus Town for out-of-state upperclassman that are directly across the street from the main campus.
How can I visit the campus?
The TCNJ Admissions Office hosts a variety of visit opportunities throughout the year. If you can’t get to campus, we encourage you to take advantage of the virtual events listed here.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about TCNJ?
The Out-Of-State Admissions Team is here to answer your questions anytime!
Ask the Experts
Contact members of our Out-of-State Admissions Team if you ever have any additional questions about TCNJ: