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


Direct Loan Policy Change!

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 is CLOSED! 
Deadline to Apply: June 18, 2014

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Guidelines

Information on appealing

Fall 2014: August 15, 2014

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.