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 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Assistantship||X||X||100% up to 9 credits per YR||100% up to 9 credits per YR||Scholarship assigned to a student from ABA department chairs.|
|Alumni Remission||X||25%||10%||15%||Tuition Remission is extended to students who have earned a degree from Caldwell University|
|Archdiocese Discount||20%||X||X||X||Tuition Remission is extended to members of the Archdiocese of Newark- Only for UG Theology and GR-Pastoral Ministry-(Grandfathered)|
|Associates Degree with 2.75 GPA||15%||X||X||X||Adult students who graduate with an Associates degree and a cumulative GPA above a 2.75|
|Barnes and Noble, TR||50%||X||X||X||Tuition remission for dependents of Fulltime employees of Barnes and Nobles for their first undergraduate degree|
|Caldwell FT Employee Dependent, TR||100%||X||X||X||Tuition remission for dependents of Fulltime employees of Caldwell University|
|Caldwell FT Employee Spouse, TR||100%||X||X||X||Tuition remission for spouse of Fulltime employees of Caldwell University|
|Caldwell FT Employee, TR||100%||100%||100%||100%||Tuition remission for Fulltime employee of Caldwell University.|
|Caldwell PT Employee. TR||50%||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 Discount||10%||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 Discount||X||X||25%||X||Tuition discount for teacher in the cohort off site education program taking Graduate coursework|
|College of Independent College- Tuition Exchange (CIC/TE), TR||100%||X||X||X||College of Independent College Tuition Exchange program. Applied through Human Resources office|
|Criminal Justice Discount||25%||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/Nephew||50%||X||X||X||Tuition 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- Caldwell||100%||X||100%||X||Tuition Remissions for Caldwell Dominican Sisters|
|Dominican Sister-Non Caldwell||50%||X||X||Tuition Remission for Non Caldwell Dominican Sisters|
|Essex County Discount||10%||X||X||X||Tuition Discount for new adult undergraduate students starting after Fall of 2013 and beyond residing in Essex County|
|G4 Security, TR||50%||Tuition Remissions for employees and their dependent's of G4 Security for their first undergraduate degree|
|Gourmet Dining, TR||50%||Tuition Remissions for employees and their dependent's of Gourmet Dining for their first undergraduate degree|
|Graduate Assistantship||X||X||100% up to 6 credits a semester||X||Scholarship assigned to a student from individual department chairs, the work the student is doing must be relevant to their studies.|
|Lowes Employee Discount||20%||X||20%||X||Tuition discount extended to students who are employees of Lowes.|
|Mount Saint Dominic Remission||10%||X||x||X||Tuition 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 Discount||20%||20%||X||Tuition 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 Discount||20%||X||20%||X||Tuition 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 Teacher||25%||X||25%||X||Tuition discount for Fulltime teachers, principals, nurses, librarians whose positions require State certification at a catholic school.|
|Phi Theta Kappa- Adult||25%||X||X||X||Tuition discount for Adult Undergraduate students who have reached the distinguished honor from a Community College.|
|Phi Theta Kappa- Adult Undergraduate||25%||X||X||Tuition discount for adult students who have reached the distinguished honor from a Community College.|
|Project Excel- High School Students||67%||X||X||Reduced rate for those students taking Caldwell University classes while still enrolled in High School.|
|Religious Discount||25%||X||25%||X||Members 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 Discount||67%||X||X||X||Tuition discount for students over the age of 62 for their first Caldwell Undergraduate degree.|
|Sodexho, TR||50%||Tuition Remissions for employees and their dependent's of Sodexho for their first undergraduate degree|
|VA CH33 Non Yellow Ribbon- Determined by FA VA rep||25%||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.
- 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