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Accepted freshmen are considered for merit scholarships based on the criteria below. Accepted transfer students are considered for scholarships based on previous college performance. Stockton Foundation Scholarships reward returning students based on academic merit at Stockton and/or financial need. All applicants (except international applicants) must complete the FAFSA in order to be considered for scholarships. Demonstrated need coupled with academic credentials and other factors will determine the student's scholarship level. Students must be enrolled full-time only (12 or more credits per semester) and must maintain a cumulative Stockton GPA of 3.0 or higher. New scholarship criteria begins for students entering in Spring 2020.

Freshman Awards *SAT *ACT **Stockton GPA Annual Award
Presidential Scholarship 1450+ 32+ 3.75 $15,000+ per year
Provost's Scholarship 1310+ 28+ 3.50 $9,000+ per year
Dean's Scholarship 1220+ 25+ 3.00 $5,000+ per year
Stockton Scholarship
Includes test-optional students.
varies varies varies $2,000+ per year
Stockton Urban Leadership Award - - Top 5% of class $2,000+ per year
Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship 1060+ 21+ 3.00 $7,288 per year and students must reside on-campus to receive and retain this award

*SAT is Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math. ACT Composite Score only.
#Stockton GPA 3.3+; top 5%. Freshman students from socioeconomically challenged high school districts (A/B) will be considered for award. The scholarship committee will calculate GPA based on high school curriculum.
**GPAs not already on a 4.0 scale will be converted.

Transfer Awards^ Criteria Award

Excellence in Academics Award


  • Must have 24 or more earned, transferable, non-basic skills credits from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution
  • Cumulative GPA minimum: 3.59
  • Transcripts from all institutions previously attended will be used to calculate cumulative GPA
  • New transfer applicants only; students applying for readmission or freshman applicants do not qualify

GPA 3.59-3.79:

GPA 3.8-4.0:

Stockton Urban Leadership Award^^

Transfer students attending their local community college who have graduated from a designated A/B high school district are eligible. Minimum GPA of 2.5+ required.


NJ STARS II Defined and administered by the State of New Jersey  up to $2,500 per year

^Based on final transfer GPA. Award amounts are per year, split evenly between fall and spring semesters. Above award amount(s) effective Spring 2020 term enrollment. Adjustments will not be made after initial enrollment. Award cannot be used for summer courses. Full-time enrollment only (12 or more credits per semester). Continuous enrollment required to maintain scholarship; scholarship will be cancelled upon withdrawal from Stockton. Must maintain cumulative Stockton GPA of 3.0. Scholarship remains in effect until 128 credit limit is reached, inclusive of transfer credits. Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree are ineligible for Transfer Scholarship Awards. 

^^Urban Leadership Award applicants must complete the FAFSA. Demonstrated need coupled with academic credentials and other factors will determine the student's scholarship level.

Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship* Criteria Award
Incoming freshmen and transfer students who live outside of New Jersey are eligible to be reviewed for the Stockton University Out-of-State Tuition Scholarship. 
  • Students must be a permanent resident of a U.S. state outside of New Jersey, or Puerto Rico, and not eligible for in-state tuition.

  • Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and a 3.0 cumulative Stockton University GPA to renew the award.

$7,288 per year

($3,644 per semester toward the out-of-state tuition differential in the form of a scholarship.)


Incoming Freshman

  • Cumulative Stockton GPA of 3.0+/4.0
  • ACT Composite: 21
    SAT EBRW + Math: 1060+
  • Incoming Freshman students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to eight semesters.


Incoming Transfers
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.0+
  • Incoming Transfer students may receive the Tuition Scholarship for up to seven semesters, depending on the number of credits transferred to Stockton.

*Students must reside on-campus to receive and retain this award.

-  Students with a bachelor's degree are not eligible for the program.
 - Program is not retroactive for students who have enrolled in previous semesters.

Stockton Foundation Scholarships

The Stockton University Foundation maintains a robust merit-based scholarship program with approximately 200 scholarships. These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous donations of alumni, friends of the university, organizations and businesses.

Open to second-semester freshmen and upperclassmen, the Foundation Scholarship program honors the institution’s highest achieving, most deserving students. Recipients are chosen annually by the Presidential-appointed Stockton University Scholarship Selection Committee, and the program is administered by the Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

The 2020-2021 Foundation Scholarship application will opens January 29, 2020 and closes March 25, 2020.  Visit the Foundation Scholarships webpage for the application and complete eligibility details. Please direct questions to

Visit the Office of Financial Aid for all available options in paying for your Stockton education.