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

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