All incoming students are reviewed for federal and state scholarships, grants and loans upon completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at

Did you know?

  • The incoming Fall 2015 class of new freshmen received an average of just over $24,000 in scholarships and grants from all sources
  • 99% of incoming Fall 2015 freshman students received Centenary University scholarships or grants

Centenary Merit Scholarships

Centenary University recognizes academic performance by awarding academic scholarships. These scholarships are not need-based and are awarded based on cumulative high GPA and SAT or ACT scores at the time of admission. Students who have completed a GED are also considered for these scholarships. Admitted students are automatically reviewed for these scholarships during the admission process. Students will be notified of their award with their admissions packet. These scholarships are renewable for up to 8 semesters as long as students maintain continuous full time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Centenary Grants

Centenary University uses the FAFSA to determine need-based aid. No other forms are needed. Grants are reviewed annually based on the FAFSA which should be completed, and additional information submitted, prior to priority deadline for returning students. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.

  • Community Citizenship Grants may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live in campus housing.
  • Garden State Grants may be awarded to new traditional full-time students with need who live in New Jersey.
  • Out of State Grants may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live outside of New Jersey.

Centenary Scholarship Programs

These scholarship programs may replace any admission scholarship that the student is awarded through the admission process.

  • Hackettstown Partnership Scholarship – One student who will be graduating from Hackettstown High School in the current school year may be selected each year for the scholarship which covers up to full tuition (less any federal or state grants). Students will apply through Hackettstown High School students should contact their counselor to apply. The Scholarship recipient will be selected in March.
  • Centenary Educational Opportunity Program – Students must meet EOP criteria and the award may cover up to all remaining charges after other grants and scholarships have been applied.
  • United Methodist Program – Up to $12,500 is awarded to students who are selected for the United Methodist Program. Students must be an active member of the United Methodist Church. Interested students should contact Stefanie Taggart ( for an application.

Veteran’s Benefits or Discounts

For more information on veteran’s benefits or discounts, view our Veteran’s Services page.

Federal and State Scholarships, Grants, and Loans

In addition to the awards listed above, Centenary students may also be eligible for federal and state grants and scholarships such as the Federal Pell Grant and the NJ Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) as well as federal student loans. For more information about these and other types of financial aid, visit our Types of Aid page.