Kean Tuition Promise
The Kean Tuition Promise program provides funding for incoming freshmen students to attend Kean University.
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 3.2 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 2022 semester
STEP 1: Apply to Kean as a freshman student
GO TO: kean.edu/apply-now
Apply now using the priority deadline of March 1. The standard application deadline is June 1 and may be extended on a limited basis.
Please use the code: KEANPROMISE to waive the $75 application fee.
For admissions assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (908) 737-7100.
STEP 2: File the FAFSA form and NJ TAG applications to receive an estimated award letter
GO TO: studentaid.gov
File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for all forms of financial aid.
Kean school code: 002622
Applicants with completed FAFSAs will be reviewed for eligibility into this program.
File the New Jersey TAG (Tuition Aid Grant) application by March 1.
For financial aid assistance, contact email@example.com or (908) 737-3190.
STEP 3: Enroll at Kean for the upcoming fall semester
GO TO: kean.edu/accepted
After you receive your admission decision and estimated award letter, meet with your admissions counselor and submit your tuition deposit by May 1.
For enrollment assistance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.