Federal Grants

Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. The grant amount may change annually and is dependent upon the number of credits a student is taking. The maximum Pell award will be $6,095 for the 2018–19 academic year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019). Students applying for financial aid by completing the FAFSA are automatically considered for this grant.

To be eligible for the Pell Grant, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a matriculated undergraduate student in an eligible, degree-seeking program.
  2. Student must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  3. Student must demonstrate financial eligibility as determined by the need analysis formula and Pell Grant table.

*Note: The Pell Grant has a lifetime limit of 12 eligible semesters of full-time study. Two semesters of half-time enrollment would equal semester of full-time enrollment. Two semester of less than half-time enrollment would equal one semester of half-time enrollment. Read more »


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who also receive a Pell Grant. Students may be eligible to receive between $100 and $4,000 a year, depending on their financial need and the funds made available to the college. The FSEOG grant does not have to be repaid. Students applying for financial aid by completing the FAFSA are automatically considered for this grant.


Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants are available to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate students pursuing a career in teaching a high need subject area such as math, reading specialist, science, etc. The grant amount may be up to $4,000 each year. Students who accept this grant must teach in a low-income school district for at least four years after graduation to earn this grant. If a student does not complete the service obligation, any TEACH Grant funds received will be converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Students must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed.

In order to receive a TEACH Grant, applying students must sign the Agreement to Serve and TEACH grant counseling.  

New Jersey State Grants

Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

The TAG grant is available to matriculated, full time, undergraduate students who live in New Jersey and demonstrate financial need. The State of New Jersey funds the TAG grant and requires you to answer additional questions after the FAFSA is submitted. 

The amount of the grant depends on several factors, including:

  • Financial need
  • Cost of attendance
  • Available funding

These awards may be renewed annually.

Tuition Aid Grant Award Estimator

Educational Opportunity Fund Grant (EOF)

The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund provides financial assistance and support services (i.e. counseling, tutoring, and developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. Students must participate in the EOF program at Rowan University in order to be eligible for this grant.

The EOF program is also available to eligible graduate students with a goal to increase participation in graduate and professional study of New Jersey residents from underserved and underprepared backgrounds. Priority in granting EOF graduate grants shall be given to students who received the EOF undergraduate grant.