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Out-of-State Scholarships

The College of New Jersey has a long history of providing a world-class education at a reasonable cost. In 2021, to better support our mission of excellence, equity, and affordability, TCNJ re-calibrated our out-of-state tuition rate, scaling it back by approximately $7000.

Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

TCNJ offers merit and need-based scholarships to our most deserving applicants to bring tuition costs closer to those paid by in-state residents. These awards will range from $1000 to $6000 per year.  Successful merit scholarship candidates will have shown talent both inside and outside the classroom and have made a contribution to the life of their school community.  Most recipients of a merit award will rank in roughly the top 20% of their high school’s graduating class.

The Lions Pride Need Award can be added on to a merit award, provided a student qualifies financially through their FAFSA submission.  Combined merit and need-based scholarships cannot exceed $6000 per year.

All award packages from Admissions are received for eight consecutive semesters of study at TCNJ, provided that the student maintains a satisfactory GPA while at The College.

Lions Legacy Award

TCNJ also offers a Lions Legacy Award to the children of alumni who graduated from TCNJ/TSC.  Any legacy student who attends TCNJ from out-of-state and meets the academic criteria listed below will pay in-state tuition during their four consecutive years of study.

Lions Legacy recipients must meet any one of the three following academic minimums:

  • Rank in the top 30% of the student’s high school graduating class.
  • 1150+ on a two-part (superscored) SAT
  • 23+ on a composite (superscored) ACT

If you have questions about the Lions Legacy program, please contact Matt Middleton, Associate Director of Out-of-State Recruitment, at

Other Scholarships and Opportunities

RaiseMe – College Scholarships

Bonner Community Scholarship

Other Funding Opportunities

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