All returning 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 www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA should be completed, and any other requested information submitted, no later than April 1st of each year.

Did you know?

  • Returning students were awarded an average of $18,200 in scholarships and grants from all sources
  • Over 98% of returning students received Centenary University scholarships or grants

Renewal Admissions Scholarships and Awards for Returning Students

Students remain eligible for their Freshman/Transfer Admission Scholarships and Awards for a specific number of semesters. Students can view the maximum number of eligible semesters and semesters used in the Messages section of NetPartner.

Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and meet the minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.

  • Academic Merit Award or Scholarship
  • Achievement Award or Scholarship
  • Centenary Educational Opportunity Program
  • Cyclone Award or Scholarship
  • Faculty Scholarship
  • George Whitney Scholarship
  • Grace Harris Scholarship
  • Hackettstown Partnership Scholarship
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
  • Presidential Scholars Program –Presidential Scholars must also maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Transfer Award or Scholarship
  • Trustee Scholarship
  • Recognition Award
  • United Methodist Program

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 April 1st priority deadline for returning students. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.

  • Centenary University Grant – May be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who demonstrate academic promise and commitment to Centenary University.
  • Community Citizenship Grants – Up to $5,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live in campus housing.
  • Garden State Grant – Up to $5,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live in New Jersey.
  • Out of State Grant – Up to $7,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live outside of New Jersey.
  • Skylands Grant – Up to $5,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students with need who live in the New Jersey Skylands area.

Centenary Awards

Centenary Awards are not based on need. Students may receive these awards in addition to the awards listed above. Awards are renewable as long as the eligibility criteria are met. Award amounts are listed for the academic year.

  • Alumni Award – Up to $1,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students who are a child or grand-child of a Centenary alumna.
  • Centenary Award – May be awarded traditional full-time students who demonstrate academic promise and commitment to Centenary University.
  • Departmental Award – Up to $2,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time students who demonstrate potential in their major.
  • Family Plan – Up to $1,000 or 10% of tuition (depending on admission semester) may be awarded to traditional full-time undergraduate students who have a family member enrolled in any of Centenary’s graduate or undergraduate programs.
  • Centenary NJ STARS II Scholarship – Up to $2,500 may be matched to the NJ STARS II scholarship for eligible NJ STARS II students.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships – Up to $2,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time transfer students who are members of PTK.
  • Recognition Award – Up to $1,000 may be awarded to traditional full-time transfer students who have earned an associate’s degree.

Veteran’s Benefits or Discounts

To be considered for 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.