N.J. college students get $2.9 billion in aid

Jonathan Lai

Updated: Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 5:22 PM

Bunce Hall at Rowan University. (David M Warren / Staff Photographer)

New Jersey college students received more than $2.9 billion in financial aid in the 2012-13 school year, according to information the state released this week.

Students at the then-12 public four-year colleges and universities received $1,358,414,000, the state said. (The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has since been dismantled and subsumed into Rutgers University and Rowan University.)

Community college students received $469,941,000, and those at private non-profit schools — including Princeton University and Rider University — received $1,015,299,000. Students at for-profit schools, including DeVry University and the University of Phoenix, received $106,658,000.

In total, New Jersey students received $2,950,312,000.

The Office of the Secretary of Higher Education posted the 2012-13 financial aid information to its data page Tuesday.

Federal sources accounted for $1,757,113,000 of the aid, including both grants and loans.

Schools’ institutional aid made up $760,640,000 of the money, largely in the form of grants.

State aid provided $450,559,000.

Total financial aid provided to students, including federal, state, and institutional grants and loans NJIT $74,913,000 Rutgers $545,549,000 UMDNJ $8,645,000 TCNJ $57,801,000 Kean $107,153,000 Montclair State $132,079,000 NJCU $62,406,000 Stockton $80,203,000 Ramapo $48,992,000 Rowan $112,818,000 Thomas Edison $28,316,000 William Paterson $99,539,000 Total, public four-year $1,358,414,000 Atlantic Cape Community College $26,438,000 Bergen Community College $41,463,000 Brookdale Community College $33,232,000 Burlington County College $22,292,000 Camden County College $40,254,000 Cumberland County College $17,422,000 Essex County College $40,120,000 Gloucester County College $18,333,000 Hudson County Community College $36,656,000 Mercer County Community College $19,279,000 Middlesex County College $33,525,000 County College of Morris $15,073,000 Ocean County College $27,636,000 Passaic County Community College $28,140,000 Raritan Valley Community College $12,759,000 Salem Community College $4,534,000 Sussex County Community College $9,104,000 Union County College $39,297,000 Warren County Community College $4,384,000 Total, community colleges $469,941,000 Total, public colleges and universities $1,828,355,000 Bloomfield College $48,230,000 Caldwell College $32,306,000 Centenary College $39,135,000 Drew University $53,609,000 Farleigh Dickinson University (Florham) $69,549,000 Fairleigh Dickinson University (Metro) $83,794,000 Felician College $41,876,000 Georgian Court University $31,861,000 Monmouth University $102,231,000 Princeton University $115,011,000 Rider University $116,616,000 College of Saint Elizabeth $17,546,000 Saint Peter's University $62,081,000 Seton Hall University $130,632,000 Stevens Institute of Technology $70,822,000 Total, private non-profit $1,015,299,000 Berkeley College $61,933,000 DeVry University $17,430,000 Eastwick College $15,964,000 Strayer University $6,944,000 University of Phoenix $4,387,000 Total, for-profit $106,658,000 Total, New Jersey schools $2,950,312,000

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