Click Here to apply for an Alumni and/or Foundation Scholarship

The deadline to submit the application is May 9, 2014.

If you attempted to complete the scholarship application prior to March 26, 2014, your information will not have been saved.  You must restart, complete, and submit a new application in order to be considered for scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Institutional scholarships: scholarships awarded by the admissions department.

Academic department scholarships and awards: Awards offered annually through select academic departments.

Foundation scholarships: Awards made possible by donors to the William Paterson University Foundation.

Scholarships for Continuing Students


New Federal Direct Loan Policy!

This year we will introduce ACTIVE ACCEPTANCE of Federal Direct Stafford Loans.  This means that students MUST sign into WP Connect to ACCEPT their Federal Direct Student Loans. You will be presented with 3 options:
1. Accept Full Awards, 2. Decline Awards, or 3. Accept Partial Awards. Click here for more informaiton.

Summer Financial Aid Application
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Deadline to Apply: June 18, 2014

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Guidelines

Information on appealing

Spring 2014: December 15, 2013 (CLOSED)

Unemployment Waiver Program

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Apply for Aid

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Graduate Students

Eligibility requirements for Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans are that you must be enrolled at least half-time in graduate courses to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.  Undergraduate courses will not be covered by federal financial aid funds.