The College of Graduate & Continuing Education (CGCE) tuition rates are the same for residents and non-residents of New Jersey. Matriculated CGCE undergraduate students taking 12 credits or more and graduate students taking 9 credits or more are considered full-time students. All CGCE students, whether full-time or part-time, are charged per-semester hour (s.h.). Students are responsible for the purchase of textbooks. Financial Aid may also be available for CGCE students.
The rates indicated in this chart apply to academic year 2012/2013 and are subject to change.
|Program Title||Tuition Rate – per semester hour|
|B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) - Hybrid||$425.00|
|RN to BSN graduate courses (part of BSN curriculum)||$500.00|
|School Nursing Post-Baccalaureate Certification - Hybrid||$437.00|
|B.A. in Liberal Studies: Humanities/Social Science - Online||$437.00|
|Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed. D.)||$850|
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|Educational Technology Certificate of Graduate Study||$700.00|
|English as a Second Language Certificate of Graduate Study*||$700.00|
|Integrated Marketing Communication & New Media Certificate of Graduate Study||$700.00|
|Master of Business Administration||$812.00|
|Master of Engineering Management||$745.00|
|Master of Education||$700.00|
|Master in Wellness and Lifestyle Management||$700.00|
|Master of Arts in Reading Education*||$700.00|
|Master of Arts in School Administration*||$700.00|
|Principal Preparation Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study*||$700.00|
|School Public Relations Certificate of Graduate Study||$700.00|
|Special Education Certificate of Graduate Study||$700.00|
|Teacher of Students w/Disabilities: Graduate Endorsement||$700.00|
|Teaching and Learning Certificate of Graduate Study||$700.00|
|Teacher of Students w/Disabilities: Post-Baccalaureate Endorsement||$437.00|
*Teachers in the state of New Jersey may apply through the New Jersey Teacher Outreach Program
(NJTOP). For more information including NJTOP tuition rates click here.
Types of Aid
There are generally four main types of aid: Grants, Loans, Work-Study, and Scholarships. There may also be special aid options for those who are already NJ Stars, EOF recipients, transfer students, or those eligible for veteran’s benefits.
Applying for Aid
CGCE students, regardless of how their course is offered (online, off-campus, hybrid, or face-to-face), must follow the same process for financial aid as other Rowan students. To apply for financial aid, all students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. (Rowan’s FAFSA code is 002609.) Applying for the FAFSA begins the federal aid process and since it is separate from any individual school’s admission process, a student does not need to be admitted to an institution to begin. CGCE strongly encourages its students to apply for aid early and to apply for any academic year in which they are eligible.
Degree Granting Programs
Degree granting programs are academic programs that lead to a degree including bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and specialist programs. You must apply each academic year for federal aid, and while you may be awarded an estimated aid package for the year; aid is only officially disbursed by Rowan’s Financial Aid Office each fall or spring term to matriculated students who are registered for the appropriate minimum number of credits that particular term. This could mean that you receive aid one term but not the next. Also keep in mind that aid might not be applicable for those matriculated CGCE students who begin a program mid-term because they are usually only taking one course which does not usually qualify for the federal part-time minimum enrollment for aid.
For an undergraduate-level student 6 credit hours per term is the minimum required to qualify for federal financial aid. For a graduate-level (or doctoral) student, 4.5 credit hours per term is the minimum. (These are both considered part-time status.) Financial aid is therefore not applicable for those terms in which the total number of credits for which a student is registered is fewer than 6 (for undergraduates) or 4.5 (for graduates).
Current CGCE students, must check their Personalized Course Sequence (PCS) to determine in which terms they have enough credits to be eligible to receive federal aid. Most CGCE programs are set up such that matriculated CGCE students will meet the minimum credit hours required each term to qualify for federal financial aid, but there are a few exceptions.
Non-degree granting programs
While Certificates of Graduate Study (COGS), Certificates of Advanced Graduate Study, Graduate Endorsements/Certifications, and Post-Baccalaureate programs are classified as academic, they are non-degree programs. As such, these programs are ineligible for Title IV funding. Title IV programs include financial aid from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal TEACH Grant, Federal Stafford Loans, and Federal Work Study. However, prospective students are encouraged to seek other forms of assistance such as employer tuition reimbursement, private loans or scholarships. For a list of Title IV ineligible programs please click the link below.
Students should stay in touch with Rowan’s Financial Aid Office at 856-256-4250, email@example.com throughout the aid process to ensure that they have submitted all necessary documents. For more details and the most up-to-date information about financial aid, please visit the Rowan Financial Aid Office website.