Financial Aid & Scholarship Services
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services is dedicated to educating students regarding the various aid programs that make attending college affordable for all.
CARES Act Emergency Grant
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) established and funded the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) to provide emergency grants to students whose educational expenses were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about this assistance, click here.
Service During COVID-19 Restrictions
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services is open for business! Although we will not be available for in-person counseling and advising (for health and safety reasons), students and others can contact us remotely via telephone, email or by appointment during our regular hours. Call volume may be high at this time, but voice messages will be returned within 24-48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Kean University offers a number of scholarships to help qualified undergraduate and graduate students of every race/ethnicity, gender, and creed meet the financial requirements of attending college.
All students are also strongly encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will improve their ability to receive needed funding through grants and other types of financial aid. The FAFSA application can be completed electronically by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The Kean University Foundation Scholarship Application is online from October 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021 (with a priority deadline of February 1 for incoming freshmen). Awards for the current academic year have already been made.
Note: Kean University is an NCAA Division III member institution. NCAA Division III rules prohibit the awarding of financial aid and/or scholarships based upon athletics criteria. Therefore, the University is prohibited from awarding financial aid and/or scholarships based upon athletic ability, leadership, participation or performance.