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Net Price of New Jersey Colleges by Income

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College

Avg. Net Cost (by Family Income Bracket)

Name
Total Cost Per Year
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Bloomfield College Bloomfield, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $47,992
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,598
  • $17,833
  • $24,443
  • $25,400
  • $23,102
Caldwell University Caldwell, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $55,660
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,225
  • $13,137
  • $18,606
  • $24,947
  • $28,375
Centenary University Hackettstown, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $51,146
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,405
  • $12,390
  • $18,357
  • $19,045
  • $27,266
Drew University Madison, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $62,002
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $15,853
  • $18,426
  • $20,879
  • $26,292
  • $32,920
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $53,540
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,637
  • $11,725
  • $14,268
  • $17,535
  • $22,737
Felician University Lodi, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $53,380
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,762
  • $10,137
  • $14,101
  • $23,634
  • $25,575
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Campus Madison, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $53,537
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,307
  • $11,921
  • $16,917
  • $19,675
  • $28,928
Georgian Court University Lakewood, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $52,091
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,126
  • $11,881
  • $18,583
  • $22,840
  • $25,083
Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $35,186
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,013
  • $14,385
  • $20,768
  • $26,072
  • $27,448
New Jersey City University Jersey City, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $36,320
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $17,653
  • $17,282
  • $19,246
  • $22,662
  • $23,693
Kean University Union, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $30,710
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $4,929
  • $5,301
  • $10,478
  • $17,203
  • $20,274
Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $62,033
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,808
  • $22,844
  • $26,077
  • $35,255
  • $36,851
Montclair State University Montclair, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $33,096
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,917
  • $11,146
  • $16,381
  • $21,660
  • $24,204
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $39,316
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,560
  • $13,278
  • $18,433
  • $23,374
  • $25,398
Princeton University Princeton, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $78,490
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $2,841
  • $2,370
  • $6,943
  • $13,557
  • $36,082
Ramapo College of New Jersey Mahwah, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $34,274
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,375
  • $12,609
  • $19,460
  • $24,827
  • $25,193
Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $56,460
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $18,184
  • $17,958
  • $20,944
  • $26,185
  • $29,922
Rutgers University-Camden Camden, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $33,233
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $12,529
  • $11,881
  • $14,341
  • $20,761
  • $25,858
Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $34,130
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $14,026
  • $14,893
  • $19,950
  • $27,099
  • $30,640
Saint Peter's University Jersey City, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $57,980
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $8,652
  • $14,743
  • $10,134
  • $14,622
  • $20,142
Seton Hall University South Orange, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $66,716
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $19,239
  • $20,645
  • $27,247
  • $35,154
  • $41,505
College of Saint Elizabeth Morristown, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $53,828
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $16,419
  • $18,675
  • $20,995
  • $29,709
  • $29,918
Stevens Institute of Technology Hoboken, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $75,770
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $26,667
  • $26,070
  • $32,752
  • $35,451
  • $45,556
Stockton University Galloway, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $33,547
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $11,870
  • $11,789
  • $14,352
  • $23,842
  • $25,497
The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $35,837
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $10,521
  • $11,763
  • $20,107
  • $26,945
  • $32,296
William Paterson University of New Jersey Wayne, NJ
Total Cost Per Year $31,081
Family Income
  • $0-$30K
  • $30-$48K
  • $48-$75K
  • $75-$110K
  • $110K+
Avg. Net Cost
  • $8,536
  • $9,918
  • $14,951
  • $21,604
  • $23,048

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2024.

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Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2021-22 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2024.

  • What is the “Total Cost Per Year”?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    Click the View Details option under each school's total cost per year to see a detailed breakdown of its total cost of attendance.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. The numbers show you what the average family in your income bracket paid at specific schools, after federal grants and institutional scholarships were awarded. Student loans are not included in these numbers. These figures are a good place to start, so you can begin your college financial planning with historical data and estimate what your costs might be, until you learn more about your specific situation.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will pay closer to full price at public colleges.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price, but they offer more financial aid, to help make their net price more affordable compared to public colleges.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seem large. How can families afford to pay it?

    For many families, paying for college is not easy, but most families pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • College savings and investments
    • Payments from current income
    • Federal student Direct Loans
    • Federal parent PLUS Loans
    • Private loans
    • Scholarships
    • Tax planning
    • Student work

    The right options depend on your student and your family situation. If you plan ahead and choose the right strategies, you can potentially make college much more affordable, and you can potentially save thousands of dollars on college costs. To learn how, sign up for my free planning e-newsletter. It's loaded with tips, articles, and resources to help you plan and pay for college with proven financial strategies.

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