Financial Aid

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Cost of Attendance

Financial aid is awarded to cover the total Cost of Attendance minus any “Expected Family Contribution” from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. The following components comprise the standard Cost of Attendance:

  • Tuition and Fees
  • Room and Board (Housing)*
  • Books and Supplies
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous Expenses

*On-campus housing is not available at Rowan College at Burlington County. Allowances included under Room and Board will include funds that could be used for your rent, groceries, and utilities.

Child care and other educationally related expenses not included in the standard budget may be added to your student budget by filing a request with the Financial Aid Office.

For an example of an estimated student budget, click here.


Resources family contribution 

Your expected family contribution includes parental contribution (PC) and student contribution (SC). The family contribution is computed from the FAFSA, which  must be completed each school year.


The aid award package

Your award is designed to meet any remaining need you may have after taking your budget, resources, and outside aid into consideration. The Financial Aid Office attempts to provide each financial aid applicant with a package consisting of grants, first; Federal work study, second; and loans third. Therefore, all aid applicants will be screened for Federal and State grants before being considered for other aid programs.