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-Based Grant 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 TSC / TCNJ alumni. 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 middlet2@TCNJ.edu