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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

New Jersey Institute of Technology tuition is $13,906 per year for in-state residents. This is 97% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 36% cheaper than the average New Jersey tuition of $21,760 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 21st in New Jersey amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 19th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $28,926 which represents a 108% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $2,992 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $16,898.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $13,300 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Newark should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $2,600.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $3,700 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $5,900 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state New Jersey residents to go to NJIT is $36,498 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have New Jersey residence can expect a one year cost of $51,518.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for New Jersey Institute of Technology and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for New Jersey Institute of Technology
Estimated Budgets
New Jersey Resident Total Budget $36,498
   In-State Tuition$13,906
   Other Fees$2,992
   Room and Board$13,300
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,700
   Books and Supplies$2,600
Non-Resident Total Budget $51,518
   Out-of-State Tuition$28,926
   Other Fees$2,992
   Room and Board$13,300
   On-Campus Other Budget$3,700
   Books and Supplies$2,600

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $36,498 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported NJIT net price for in-state students is $14,875* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

76% of New Jersey Institute of Technology students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $13,290. 37 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,687. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend New Jersey Institute of Technology, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for New Jersey Institute of Technology
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$14,875*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid76%
Average Total Grant Aid$13,290
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants37%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,687

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$11,445
$30,001 to $48,000$14,269
$48,001 to $75,000$19,942
$75,001 to $110,000$24,008
$110,000+$24,645

Average Financial Aid Mix - $36,498 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $36,498. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

41%
16%
43%

Grants and Scholarships

 41% - $13,290

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, New Jersey Institute of Technology or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 16% - $5,317

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 43% -  $14,191

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology
CUNY Hunter College53% less expensive
CUNY Brooklyn College53% less expensive
CUNY City College53% less expensive
Ramapo College of New Jersey16.3% less expensive
CUNY Queens College53% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at NJIT is $145,992 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $13,649 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $54,596**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $182,490 or $68,245 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$6,953
New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$18,249
Non-New Jersey Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,463
Non-New Jersey Resident Total Cost Per Semester$25,759

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at New Jersey Institute of Technology are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at New Jersey Institute of Technology
Price per credit hour for New Jersey residents$529
Cost for one class for New Jersey residents (3 credit hours)$1,587
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,237
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,711
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,948

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 51% of New Jersey Institute of Technology students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $5,317. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $34,867.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for New Jersey Institute of Technology? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $54,596, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $67,741.12. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 76% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $13,649. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our New Jersey Institute of Technology student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

New Jersey Institute of Technology Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$564.51
Amount Borrowed$54,596.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$13,145.12
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$67,741.12

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend NJIT? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending New Jersey Institute of Technology, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $67,741.12 would be needed to afford a $564.51 monthly payment in the example $54,596.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to New Jersey Institute of Technology in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $12,400 to $13,906. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 2.4%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $145,992.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$50,193$200,773
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$64,061$256,243
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $81,760$327,038
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $94,647$378,588

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at New Jersey Institute of Technology to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS Bachelor's Degree 142 57% costlier
Architecture Bachelor's Degree 121 8% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 91 49% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 90 21% costlier
Information Technology Bachelor's Degree 82 51% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 72 21% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 60 22% costlier
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 59 1% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 50 40% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 40 22% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 38 13% costlier
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 37 27% costlier
Information Science/Studies Bachelor's Degree 29 32% costlier
Industrial Engineering Bachelor's Degree 23 28% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 11 26% costlier
Architecture and Related Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 8 7% costlier
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing Bachelor's Degree 8 33% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 8 26% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 7 24% costlier
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 7 17% costlier
International Business/Trade/Commerce Bachelor's Degree 5 25% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 3 20% costlier
Science, Technology and Society Bachelor's Degree 3 9% cheaper
Bioinformatics Bachelor's Degree 2 25% costlier
Engineering Science Bachelor's Degree 1 8% costlier

Calculators

Use the calculators below to formulate a college savings plan for New Jersey Institute of Technology or model a student loan.

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Plan and Save for College

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About New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a four year public college located in Newark, New Jersey.  Full time enrollment is 8,136 and part time is 3,181. Learn more about getting accepted at New Jersey Institute of Technology at CollegeSimply.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey
7102

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

New Jersey Institute of Technology is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

New Jersey Institute of Technology cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=185828 IPEDS survey data.