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The Caldwell Commitment
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Caldwell, N.J., Nov. 3, 2021-Caldwell University announced today its new “Caldwell Commitment” program to provide scholarship and grant monies to more students entering as new undergraduates to the University beginning in the Spring and Fall semesters of 2022.    

“Many families have suffered from the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  That’s why we at Caldwell University are pleased to offer students and families our commitment to helping them reduce their costs during these challenging times,” said President Matthew Whelan, Ed.D.  

Caldwell is offering full tuition to new freshman and transfer students entering Caldwell in Spring and Fall 2022 who receive both a Federal Pell Grant and the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) and have at least a 3.0 high school GPA.  The Federal Pell Grant program awards need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students. TAG is a need-based financial aid program for full-time undergraduate students who reside in New Jersey and are enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program.  

Additionally, the University is implementing a transparent scholarship model awarding scholarships based on levels of academic achievement for students regardless of where they reside or of grant eligibility. 

A sliding scale based on academic achievement is available on the University’s website. There will be no SAT or ACT requirement for these scholarships.  

“We want to remove tuition obstacles for our students, help them achieve their dreams of attaining a university degree, and of making their mark in the world. Growing up as one of eight children, I remember the sacrifices my own family faced and how, as a college student, a Federal Pell Grant helped me afford a quality education,” said President Whelan.  

Students who want to take advantage of the “Caldwell Commitment” for Fall 2022 are urged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid known as the FAFSA no later than February 1, 2022 in order to determine eligibility.  Students may go to to complete the FAFSA. 

For students who are not eligible for the program, Caldwell University provides other generous financial aid packages with significant need-based assistance in addition to the merit scholarship program to help make their university education affordable.  To find out more, visit or contact the Caldwell University Admissions Office at