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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) on exams prior to March 2016, on exams March 2016 or later the threshold is 1270. 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 High School grade point averages above 3.0 and minimum SAT scores of 1000 (math and verbal combined) on exams prior to March 2016, on exams March 2016 or later the threshold is 1080. Awards range from $13,000 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.

The Jersey Shore Chapter Jane Haveron Continuing Studies/Traditional Adult Undergraduate Student Scholarship
The Shore Chapter Jane Haveron Continuing Studies/Traditional Adult Undergraduate Student Scholarship offers financial support to a qualifying female student to continue or complete her undergraduate or graduate degree. Mindful of the expenses associated with returning to school and financial challenges faced by women in the workplace who do not have a degree, it is the hope of the Shore Chapter of the Caldwell University Alumni Association that this scholarship will reduce the financial burden of an education and encourage the awarded student to reach her goal of graduation.

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 2017Undergraduate2nd UndergraduateGraduate2nd GraduateApplied ByEligibility requirements, Proof must be submitted to the bursars office for discounts
Alumni RemissionX25%10%15%Admissions (after conferred degree list)Tuition Remission is extended to students who have earned a degree from Caldwell University; Degree to Degree is eligible, Degree to Certificate eligible, Certificate to Degree not eligible,
Certificate to Certificate not eligible
ABA Graduate AssistantshipXX100% up to 9 credits per YR100% up to 9 credits per YRABAScholarship assigned to a student from ABA department chairs.
Newark Archdiocese Theology
Degree Discount
20%XXXTuition Remission is extended to members of the Archdiocese of Newark- Only for UG Theology
Newark Archdiocese Graduate
XX50%XAdmissions/BursarNewark Archdiocese Faculty and Staff receive 50% discount on all graduate programs, Must provide proof of employment annually
Adult Students with 30+ College
Credits and 2.75+ Overall GPA
20%XXXAdmissions New Adult Undergraduate Students with 2.75+ GPA and 30+ Earned College level credits
Caldwell FT Employee
Dependent, TR
100%XXXHR/BursarTuition remission for dependents of Fulltime employees of Caldwell University
Caldwell FT Employee Spouse,
100%XXXHR/BursarTuition remission for spouse of Fulltime employees of Caldwell University
Caldwell FT Employee, TR100%100%100%100%HR/BursarTuition remission for Fulltime employee of Caldwell University.
Caldwell PT Employee, TR 50%50%50%50%HR/BursarTuition remission for Part-time employees of Caldwell University. Dependents and Spouse of Parttime employees do not qualify
Caldwell- Family/Sibling
10%10%10%10%Financial AidTuition 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
Cohort Teacher Discount XX25%XAdmissionsTuition discount for teacher in the cohort off site education program taking Graduate coursework
College of Independent CollegeTuition
Exchange (CIC/TE), TR
100%XXXHR/BursarCollege of Independent College Tuition Exchange program. Applied through Human Resources office
Criminal Justice Discount25%25%25%25%BursarTuition discount for adult undergraduate and graduate students working as a paid Police Officer, Firefighter or EMT. Must submit documentation annually. Caldwell Dominican Sister
Caldwell Dominican Sister

50%XXXPresident's OfficeTuition discount for fulltime traditional undergraduate students with direct Caldwell Dominican relationship (i.e. Sisters/Brothers/Nieces/Nephews). Grandnieces/Grandn phews of sisters who are current fulltime employees of Caldwell University are also eligible. A letter must be submitted to the President's Office for approval of this discount.
Dominican Sister- Caldwell 100%X100%XHR/BursarTuition Remissions for Caldwell Dominican Sisters
Dominican Sister-Non Caldwell 50%50%XXHR/BursarTuition Remission for Non Caldwell Dominican Sisters
Essex County Discount10%XXXAdmissionsTuition Discount for new adult undergraduate students starting after Fall of 2013 and beyond residing in Essex County
Outsourced Employees Discount50%XXXHR/BursarTuition Remissions for employees and their dependents of Caldwell University Outsourced Companies for their
first undergraduate degree
Graduate Assistantship XX100% up to
6 credits a
XFinancial AidScholarship assigned to a student from individual department chairs, the work the student is doing must be relevant to their studies. Must apply through Office of Graduate Studies
Lowes Employee Discount 20%X20%XAdmissions/BursarTuition discount extended to students who are employees of Lowes. Documentation Must Be Submitted Annually.
Mount Saint Dominic Remission10%XXXBursars OfficeTuition 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. Documentation letter must be provided.
Parish Volunteer Discount20%X20%XBursars OfficeTuition discount for students who are at least part-time volunteers (min-10 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. A letter of documentation must be provided from the Parish
Parochial Teacher 25%X25%XAdmissions/BursarTuition discount for Fulltime teachers, principals, nurses, librarians whose positions require State certification at a catholic school. Documentation must be provided annually.
Phi Theta Kappa- Adult 25%XXXAdmissions Tuition discount for Adult Undergraduate students who have reached the distinguished honor from a Community College. PTK membership must be noted on transcript or a copy of certificate must be submitted
Project Excel- High School
67%XXXBursars OfficeReduced rate for those students taking Caldwell University classes on campus or online while still enrolled in High School.
Religious Discount 25%X25%XBursars OfficeMembers of religious orders other than Dominican who are matriculated. Doucmentation must be provided.
Senior Citizen Discount67%XXXAdmissions/BursarTuition discount for students over the age of 62 for their first Caldwell Undergraduate degree.
VA CH33 Non Yellow RibbonDetermined
by FA VA rep
25%25%25%25%Financial AidTuition Discount awarded to students who are Post 9/11 benefit eligible but not at 100% eligibility
Atlantic Health Employee
25%X25%XAdmissions/BursaTuition Discount awarded to employees of Atlantic Health System, proof of employment must be submitted annually.
Edcor20%X20%XAdmissions/BursarTuition Discount for employees of companies enrolled in the EDC or benefit program. Proof of employment must be submitted annually.
Principals Roundtable DiscountXX25%XAdmissions/BursarTuition Discount for employees of schools that are members of the Caldwell University Principals Roundtable enrolled in graduate education degree or certificate programs. Proof of employment must be submitted.
NOTE: Students that qualify for multiple discounts and awards will receive the largest award, not multiple awardsUG=Undergraduate Degree, U2=Second Undergraduate Degree GR=Graduate Degree, G2=Second Graduate Degree
Note: Discount is determine by matriculation status not course level
Note: Discounts are not offered to online programs with already discounted tuitions (MBA, RN to BSN, MA in Higher Ed)

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