Scholarships and Grants

Incoming Undergraduate StudentsReturning StudentsGraduate and Adult Undergraduate Students

Scholarships for  Incoming Traditional Undergraduate Students

Presidential Scholarships * are generally awarded to full-time freshmen with outstanding high school achievement and SAT scores exceeding 1200 (math and verbal combined). Awards range from $20,000 to full tuition and are renewable each year for four years.

Caldwell Scholarships are generally awarded to full-time freshmen with excellent academic high school achievement and minimum SAT scores of 1000 (math and verbal combined) and High School grade point averages above 3.0. Awards range from $15,000 to $20,000 and are renewable each year for four years. Transfer students with cumulative grade point averages above 2.8 may receive scholarships ranging from $8,000-$20,000.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships are generally awarded to transfer students from community colleges who have earned the distinction of Phi Theta Kappa. Awards range up to $2,000 per year.

Recognition Awards are awarded to full-time freshmen and transfer students that demonstrate exceptional leadership skills or a high level commitment to extracurricular or community service activities. Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 and are renewable each year for four years. You should submit an activity résumé with your admissions application highlighting your extra-curricular activities and leadership positions.

Nursing Grants are generally awarded to full-time freshmen with excellent academic high school achievement and minimum SAT scores of 1000 (math and verbal combined). Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are renewable each year for four years.

Talent Scholarships are awarded to full-time students interested in studying art or music. Portfolio reviews or auditions are required. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.

High School Achievement Awards are generally awarded to full-time freshmen at the time of acceptance and are based upon consistent high academic achievement during your high school career. These are annual awards and are renewable each academic year based upon continued successful academic progress.

Caldwell Grants are awarded to full-time freshmen and transfer students who submit a completed FAFSA and demonstrate financial need. Grants range from $1,000 to $12,000 and are reviewed annually based on your family’s financial need.

Caldwell Residential Grants are awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students based on demonstrated need. These grants are provided, on a limited basis, to assist students with room and board costs for on-campus housing only.

Athletic Grants are awarded to full-time students with exceptional athletic ability. Athletic awards vary and may be used for tuition and on-campus room and board.

Caldwell/NJ Stars Scholarships are available to full-time students transferring from one of New Jersey’s community colleges. You must complete your associate’s degree and meet all the requirements of the New Jersey Stars program at the time of your graduation to qualify. Scholarships range from $8,000 to full-tuition. This scholarship will take the form of an academic scholarship offered by the college.

*Incoming Presidential scholars are enrolled in our nationally recognized honors enrichment scholars program.

Scholarships available to returning students with established GPAs

Several Scholarships are available to returning Caldwell Students with established GPAs. These Scholarships are offered at various times during the year and are posted by the Office of Financial Aid. To find out when the scholarship applications are available, check the financial aid section of your portal and follow us on Twitter (@financialaid3) or like us on Facebook.

FAVA Scholarship:
Scholarship is open to Caldwell University Traditional students with financial need determined by filing the FAFSA application with the Office of Financial Aid. The student must have an established 2.5 GPA or higher and be enrolled as a fulltime student. The student will also need to be actively involved with campus activities and be willing to donate to the FAVA scholarship fund as an alumnus of Caldwell University.

Friends of Caldwell University Scholarship:

Scholarship is awarded to full-time Traditional Caldwell University Undergraduate Students with outstanding academic achievement and exemplary service to the college community.
Alumni Shore Chapter Scholarship
This scholarship is available to full-time Traditional Caldwell University Seniors.

Please stop by during office hours and a staff member will be happy to help. You may contact Joanne Miller at jmiller@caldwell.edu or 973-618-3693 for further details.

Scholarships, grants and discounts for Graduate students and Continuing Education (Adult) Undergraduate students

Remissions as of Fall 2013
Undergraduate
2nd Undergraduate
Graduate
2nd Graduate
Eligibility requirements, Proof must be submitted to the bursars office for discounts
ABA Graduate AssistantshipXX100% up to 9 credits per YR100% up to 9 credits per YRScholarship assigned to a student from ABA department chairs.
Alumni RemissionX25%10%15%Tuition Remission is extended to students who have earned a degree from Caldwell University
Archdiocese Discount20%XXXTuition Remission is extended to members of the Archdiocese of Newark- Only for UG Theology and GR-Pastoral Ministry-(Grandfathered)
Associates Degree with 2.75 GPA15%XXXAdult students who graduate with an Associates degree and a cumulative GPA above a 2.75
Barnes and Noble, TR50%XXXTuition remission for dependents of Fulltime employees of Barnes and Nobles for their first undergraduate degree
Caldwell FT Employee Dependent, TR100%XXXTuition remission for dependents of Fulltime employees of Caldwell University
Caldwell FT Employee Spouse, TR100%XXXTuition remission for spouse of Fulltime employees of Caldwell University
Caldwell FT Employee, TR100%100%100%100%Tuition remission for Fulltime employee of Caldwell University.
Caldwell PT Employee. TR50%50%50%50%Tuition remission for Part-time employees of Caldwell University. Dependents and Spouse of Part-time employees do not qualify
Caldwell- Family/Sibling Discount10%10%10%10%Tuition Discount for students whose spouse, child or sibling are concurrently enrolled at Caldwell University as a Fulltime undergraduate. This can be applied to Undergraduate and Graduate students.
Cohort Teacher DiscountXX25%XTuition discount for teacher in the cohort off site education program taking Graduate coursework
College of Independent College- Tuition Exchange (CIC/TE), TR100%XXXCollege of Independent College Tuition Exchange program. Applied through Human Resources office
Criminal Justice Discount25%25%25%25%Tuition discount for adult undergraduate and graduate students working as a paid Police Officer, Firefighter or EMT
Dominican Sister Dominican Sister Niece/Nephew- Approved through President's officeNiece/Nephew50%XXXTuition discount for fulltime traditional undergraduate students with direct Dominican relationship (i.e. Sisters/Brothers/Nieces/Nephews) Grandnieces/Grandnephews of sisters who are current fulltime employees of Caldwell University are also eligible.
Dominican Sister- Caldwell100%X100%XTuition Remissions for Caldwell Dominican Sisters
Dominican Sister-Non Caldwell50%XXTuition Remission for Non Caldwell Dominican Sisters
Essex County Discount10%XXXTuition Discount for new adult undergraduate students starting after Fall of 2013 and beyond residing in Essex County
G4 Security, TR50%Tuition Remissions for employees and their dependent's of G4 Security for their first undergraduate degree
Gourmet Dining, TR50%Tuition Remissions for employees and their dependent's of Gourmet Dining for their first undergraduate degree
Graduate AssistantshipXX100% up to 6 credits a semesterXScholarship assigned to a student from individual department chairs, the work the student is doing must be relevant to their studies.
Lowes Employee Discount20%X20%XTuition discount extended to students who are employees of Lowes.
Mount Saint Dominic Remission10%XxXTuition discount extended to students who have graduated from Mount Saint Dominic Academy or who are dependents of a Fulltime employee of Mount Saint Dominic Academy
Parish Volunteer Discount20%20%XTuition discount for students who are at least part-time volunteers (min-17.5 hours a week) at a Parish enrolled as a fulltime UG(12 credits or more) or GR (9 credits or more) student at Caldwell University.
Parish Volunteer Discount20%X20%XTuition discount for Adult Undergraduate or Graduate students who are at least part-time volunteers (min-10 hours a week) at a Parish enrolled as a fulltime Adult Undergraduate (12 credits or more) or Graduate (9 credits or more) student at Caldwell University.
Parochial Teacher25%X25%XTuition discount for Fulltime teachers, principals, nurses, librarians whose positions require State certification at a catholic school.
Phi Theta Kappa- Adult25%XXXTuition discount for Adult Undergraduate students who have reached the distinguished honor from a Community College.
Phi Theta Kappa- Adult Undergraduate25%XXTuition discount for adult students who have reached the distinguished honor from a Community College.
Project Excel- High School Students67%XXReduced rate for those students taking Caldwell University classes while still enrolled in High School.
Religious Discount25%X25%XMembers of religious orders other than Dominican who are matriculating and are actively involved in the work of pastoral ministry on a paid or volunteer basis in a church related institution.
Senior Citizen Discount67%XXXTuition discount for students over the age of 62 for their first Caldwell Undergraduate degree.
Sodexho, TR50%Tuition Remissions for employees and their dependent's of Sodexho for their first undergraduate degree
VA CH33 Non Yellow Ribbon- Determined by FA VA rep25%25%25%25%Tuition Discount awarded to students who are Post 9/11 benefit eligible but not at 100% eligiblity
NOTE: Students that qualify for multiple discounts and awards will receive the largest award, not multiple awards.UG=Undergraduate Degree, U2=Second Undergraduate DegreeGR=Graduate Degree, G2=Second Graduate Degree

Students that qualify for multiple discounts will receive the largest discount, if the student is also eligible for institutional money the combination of the discount and institutional monies cannot exceed the Cost of Tuition.

Remissions labeled TR must apply through Human Resources.

 

Payment options available include:

  • Three-Payment Option:
    During the fall and spring semesters, students may pay their tuition in three installments. Students need only pay one-third of their tuition up-front. The three payment option is available to all students.
  • Tuition Reimbursement:
    Many companies offer tuition reimbursement assistance to their employees. Students should ask their Human Resource Department if their employer offers tuition reimbursement assistance

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