Applying for Education Benefits

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation through federal grants, loans, and work study funds.  Be sure to fill out a FAFSA application in addition to any state and federal education benefits connected to your service in the United States Armed Forces.

Education Benefits Department of Veteran Affairs

If you’re a servicemember, veteran, or family member interested in education and training opportunities, learn about your eligibility by contacting the Department of Veteran Affairs or applying for benefits through the VA's Education Benefits Application Process.

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)

Rutgers is one of 94 VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) locations. A  Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor is on site to assist veterans, servicemembers, and their qualified dependents succeed and thrive through a coordinated delivery of on-campus benefits assistance and counseling, leading to completion of their education and preparing them to enter the labor market in viable careers.

New Jersey National Guard Tuition Waiver Program

New Jersey State Law provides tuition free enrollment in public institutions of higher education for qualifying members of the New Jersey National Guard and qualifying surviving spouses and children of New Jersey National Guard Soldiers and Airmen.

Pat Tillman Foundation

Rutger's University is proud to have Tillman Scholars amongst its ranks. The Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.