At Fairleigh Dickinson University, we are committed to providing a high-quality, private college education that is affordable and accessible for all students.

As part of this commitment, our FDU Advantage Program offers an extra level of tuition support for New Jersey students demonstrating high financial need.

The FDU Advantage Program provides annually renewable, full-tuition coverage if a student’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) indicates the student receives:

  • Maximum Pell Grant, and
  • Maximum New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG), and
  • $0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

If your family meets all of the above criteria, you may be eligible for full-tuition support through our new FDU Advantage Program.

Eligibility for both the federal Pell Grant and the New Jersey Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) is determined upon data received from your FAFSA application. To complete and submit your FAFSA application, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

Terms and Conditions for FDU Advantage Program Eligibility

The FDU Advantage Program is offered to students in their fall and spring semesters, for up to four years. Eligibility is contingent upon satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student at either the Florham or Metropolitan campus (and not while studying at any partner institution). Only those students who continue to demonstrate great financial need as outlined above (receipt of full Pell Grant, etc.) will be eligible to receive any benefit under the FDU Advantage Program each academic year. Partial awards are not available for those students who do not meet all eligibility requirements in each semester, in full.