Kean is New Jersey's most affordable comprehensive university, and the best value in the state for a world-class education. Scholarships and financial aid make it even more so.
The mission of the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services is to help support the academic excellence of prospective and current deserving Kean University students through philanthropic scholarship support. The Office is dedicated to providing financial access to a world-class education, as well as upholding ethical standards of scholarship dissemination and assessment.
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship Services functions within the scope of the University in their missions to strategically promote and grow the pool of available scholarships and further the advancement of scholarship recipients as they move beyond Kean University.
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.
While Merit Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis, 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.
*** REMINDER: priority application deadline for incoming freshmen is Friday, February 12 ***