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Kean Tuition Promise
The Kean Tuition Promise program provides funding for incoming freshmen students to attend Kean University.
Beginning in Fall 2021, the Kean Tuition Promise program may cover up to full tuition and fees for eligible students to attend Kean University and fulfill their dream of earning a college degree. Unlike loans, grants provide money for college education that does not need to be repaid. The Kean Tuition Gap Grant package may be renewed for four years of study for those who qualify. Limited packages are available.
The Kean Tuition Promise program aims to break down longstanding barriers to postsecondary education, which have perpetuated educational attainment gaps by race, socioeconomic status and region.
This groundbreaking program aligns with Kean's mission to provide a world-class education and a pathway for every student to climb higher in life.
To be eligible for the Kean Tuition Gap Grant, students must meet the following criteria:
GPA: Have a high school GPA of 3.3 or higher
Income: Household adjusted gross income (AGI) is a maximum of $65K.
(For dependent students, this includes your parents’ income.)
Citizenship: Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen*
(Please see *studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility/requirements)
Residency: Be a resident of New Jersey for at least one year before the first day of class
Class level: Be an incoming college freshman starting in the fall semester
How to Apply
Begin by applying for freshman admissions to Kean University and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The FAFSA is required to determine your eligibility for this grant and all other forms of financial aid and scholarships.
For admissions information, visit: kean.edu/apply. Priority applications are due April 1, with our standard admissions deadline of May 1 and rolling admissions thereafter.
Contact admissions for assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 737-2100.
For FAFSA instructions and information, visit: studentaid.gov. Priority deadline for the FAFSA is March 1.
Contact financial aid for assistance at email@example.com or (908) 737-3190.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Kean Tuition Gap Grant cover?
The grant may cover up to full tuition and fees for the school year. However, it does not provide funds for books, supplies and residential housing. Students should apply for external scholarships and financial aid that can help cover those costs.
How do I find out if I am awarded the grant?
Once you apply to Kean as an incoming freshmen and complete the FAFSA form, your eligibility for the grant is determined. You will be notified by the financial aid award letter. Please see the FAFSA website studentaid.gov for more information.
Do I have to enroll full time or have a certain GPA to receive and keep the grant?
Yes, to receive the grant, a student must be enrolled as a full-time freshman coming in with a minimum 3.3 GPA from high school. The grant may be renewable for up to four years for those who qualify financially and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in college coursework.