Financial Info

Completing your degree is worth the investment.

From financial aid to student loans, you have options when it comes to paying for your education. We’re here to help you navigate the process and make it as easy as possible.

Tuition for a Georgian Court University online undergraduate course is $500/credit hour, which includes e-books. Tuition for a Georgian Court University graduate course is $677/credit hour, which also includes e-books.

  • Apply for Admission
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  • Request a Federal Student Aid ID
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    Request a Federal Student Aid ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/.

  • Complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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    Complete the form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. You’ll need to have these items on hand: Federal Student Aid ID, Social Security number, federal income tax return and W-2s, bank statements, investment information, and untaxed income information.

     

    Georgian Court University Federal School Code: 002608.

  • Apply for Student Loan
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    Federal Direct Student Loans - below are the two items that need to be completed. Click on each to get the appropriate form.

     

    Graduate Students:

    The Federal Stafford Student Loan (Unsubsidized) program allows graduate students who demonstrate federal financial aid eligibility and who are enrolled for at least 4 credits per term (fall and spring) to borrow up to $20,500 per year or up to the cost of attendance. To receive Stafford Loans, graduate students at GCU must file a FAFSA each year. To be eligible, you must be matriculating in a graduate degree program and taking at least 4 credits.

  • Apply for Grants
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    Grant money is available for students who meet specific criteria. We have assembled information on the most popular government and institutional grants used by GCU students.
     

    Federal and State Grants

    To apply for the following grants, you must complete a FAFSA.
     

    • Federal Pell Grants: Pell Grants are generally reserved for students with high levels of need. Grants range from $598 to $5,815 per year and are available to undergraduates only.
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): These grants are for undergraduate students who demonstrate exceptional need. They range from $100 to $4,000 per year, with recipients of Federal Pell Grants receiving first consideration for these funds. FSEOG funds are limited and are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG): TAG provides assistance to needy full-time Georgian Court University undergraduates who have been residents of New Jersey for at least 12 consecutive months prior to receiving the grant and have filed the FAFSA. Annual award amounts for recent years ranged from approximately $1,958 to $12,196 annually. For more information, click here.
    • Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Grants: Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) grants are funded by New Jersey and provide assistance to needy full-time undergraduates residing in New Jersey. This competitive program assists students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate the potential for success at GCU. Students must apply annually by June 1. Contact GCU at 732-987-2355 for more information, or learn more about EOF.
    • NJ STARS II: NJ STARS recipients who earn an associate degree from a community college with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, have a family income (taxable and untaxed income) less than $250,000 and meet all other program eligibility requirements may be eligible to receive an NJ STARS II award in the amount of $2,500 per academic year to transfer to a New Jersey TAG-participating college or university to earn a baccalaureate degree.
  • Outside/Private Scholarships
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    Georgian Court University is proud to meet the financial aid needs of its students with an annual budget of $12,000,000 in institutional aid. We believe a good education is a right—not a privilege. Through scholarships, we hope to make education attainable for all students. We offer a variety of academic scholarships and grants depending upon academic status, major, and financial need. If you are a veteran, learn more about educational benefits for veterans. GCU maintains its historic special concern for women. If you are a woman over the age of 25 and have at least 60 college credits, you may want to apply for our Charlotte Newcombe Foundation Scholarships.

     

    External Scholarships

    • American Association of the University Women (AAUW) Barnegat Light Area Continuing Education Scholarship: The Barnegat Light Area Branch offers an annual financial scholarship of $1,000 to a woman resident of the branch area, which extends from Forked River to New Gretna. The applicant must be age 25 or older and want to commence or continue her college education in an associate, bachelor, or graduate degree program. For applications, contact Mrs. Jeri Riffle at 609-698-5448.
    • AAUW (Barnegat Branch): The AAUW Barnegat Branch awards a $1,000 academic scholarship.
    • AAUW Scholarship for Women (Freehold Branch): The Freehold Branch of the AAUW will award $2,000 scholarships, the Lew Williams Scholarship, and the Leila Sulkes Scholarship.
    • AAUW (Medford Branch): The AAUW Medford Branch Scholarship Committee awards a $1,000 annual scholarship for a nontraditional female college student in May.
    • AAUW (Northern Ocean County Branch): The AAUW Northern Ocean County Branch awards a $1,000 academic scholarship.
    • Business and Professional Women of South Ocean County Scholarship: Each year, scholarships are given to female applicants 25 or older whol have permanent residency in Southern Ocean County and are going back to school to make career changes.
    • Capital One Bank Scholarship: The “Reach for the Stars” Scholarship represents Capital One Bank’s commitment to helping students with a financial need reach their academic goals.
    • Executive Women Of New Jersey: Graduate Merit Award Program scholarship to assistance non-traditional graduate school students attending New Jersey colleges and universities. EWNJ funds exceptional women’s scholarships to ensure new generations of women leaders.
    • The Finch College Alumnae Association Foundation Scholarships: Transfer scholarships are offered to women age 22 and over, currently graduating from a community college in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut.
    • GreenPal Business Scholarship: This $2,000 scholarship is for students who run a small business while attending college or have a small business idea to start during college.
    • Military Veterans Scholarship Fund: An award in the amount of $3,000–$3,500 given to an undergraduate student who is a veteran, honorably discharged from the armed services, in possession of an official certified DD214. Special preference will be granted to a veteran wounded during their service.
    • Soroptimist International of Toms River Georgian Court University Award for Graduate Female Students: Soroptimist International is an organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Local clubs annually recognize individuals and organizations who exemplify this mission.
    • The Woman’s Club of Spring Lake, Inc.: This program is open to female residents of Monmouth County who have had an interruption in their education, are now seeking an associate’s or a bachelor’s degree, and are currently enrolled or newly registered at an accredited two- or four-year institution.

     

    Outside Scholarship Search Sites

    Search SAFELY! Never give out personal banking information. Search for ethnicity, major, hobbies, interest, religion, family medical history, etc. Most foundations, organizations, etc. ask for an essay and application.

     

  • Employee Tuition Reimbursement
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    Check with your company’s human resources department to see what may be available. Students whose education will be financed by their employer may be able to defer their tuition payment. Arrangements should be made with the Office of Student Accounts prior to registration. If payment is not made within five weeks of the end of semester, company reimbursement will no longer be accepted for deferred payment. A letter on company stationery establishing reimbursement policy and confirming employee eligibility with employee contact to verify such eligibility must be submitted at the beginning of the semester.

  • Payment Plans
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    The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University. The student’s name and student ID number must appear on the check. Payments by credit card are done online through Self-Service. All credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. We do not accept credit card payments in house.
     

    Payment plans are available as a service to online students.

    The university offers a monthly installment plan through Tuition Management Systems. There is an application fee; however, there are no interest charges. All payment plans must be approved before the due date of your bill. If your TMS contract is not enough to cover your GCU bill, you must pay the difference directly to the university by the scheduled due date. For more details, call 1-800-356-8329 or log on to https://georgian.afford.com. To participate in the plan, students can visit www.afford.com. Plan participation is granted by semester.

  • Military and Veteran Benefits
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    GCU is readily available to assist veterans, dependents of veterans, reservists, and National Guardsmen/women with the application and certification process.

     
    At Georgian Court University, we are proud to serve those who have served our country in the United States military. As a VA approved Yellow Ribbon campaign/GI Bill school, our goal is to support you and your family members as you begin, continue, and complete your academic goals.
     

    GI Bill

    Benefits for Students
    Upon admittance to GCU, request enrollment for these benefits through our office. The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs will determine your eligibility.

     
    Renewing Benefits and Reporting Attendance
    Each semester, you must certify your enrollment through our office by submitting an Enrollment Certification Request to the Office of Financial Aid as soon as you register for classes.

     

    If you are receiving benefits for veterans from the GI Bill for Active Duty or Selected Reserve, or are receiving REAP benefits, you must verify your attendance at GCU each month.

     

    After being admitted to GCU and requesting enrollment certification through the Office of Financial Aid, you’ll go through the following process to use this benefit:

    • Complete the 22-1990 to establish your eligibility for education benefits. A processed application generates a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA, which is an official letter outlining your entitlement. The Office of Financial Aid will require a copy of your COE and a copy of your DD214 (Member-4) reflecting honorable discharge.
    • Once you have registered/enrolled in classes, submit the following forms to the Office of Financial Aid.
      • Enrollment Certification Request
      • Copy of Degree Audit Sheet/Academic Plan and Transcript Evaluation Sheet
      • You will receive an e-mailed receipt and confirmation from the VA. All e-mail notifications will be sent to your GCU e-mail address.
      • To complete this process online, click here or call 1-877-823-2378.

     

    For more information on military and veteran benefits, please contact our Military and Veterans Financial Aid Counselor at 732-987-2149 or email ctabron@georgian.edu. To contact the VA, call 1-888-GIBILL1.

MORE INFORMATION:

Navigating the financial aid world does not have to be hard—GCU is here to assist you. For more information on these and other financial aid options, please contact our Office of Financial Aid at 732-987-2258 or e-mail financialaid@georgian.edu. Please note that financial aid notifications, award letters, and notices of missing information will be sent to students’ GCU e-mail.

Georgian Court University does not discriminate in its recruitment and admission of students, regardless of gender, race, creed, color, religion, age, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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