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Brookdale Community College Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Brookdale Community College provides equal opportunities and takes affirmative actions to serve all students with financial aid services without any discrimination. However, you must be aware of the repayment terms in case it exists depending upon the kind of financial aid you choose: work-study, loans, scholarships and grants.

You may apply these aids against the tuition and fees charged for diverse Brookdale Community College courses. As a whole, it caters 30% of the students with a total of $17,117,337 financial aid. For application purpose, it is mandatory to fill the FAFSA form which determines eligibility.

You may visit Brookdale Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information.


  • Jean Badgley Memorial Scholarships: A $1,000 scholarship applicable to full-time first-generation students.


  • OceanFirst Foundation Scholarships: This applies for full-time students having a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 with a $1,000 award.

  • S.M.I.L.E. Delta Dental Scholarships: Students pursuing Dental Radiology Technology Program are offered a $500 scholarship.

  • Roger Price Conant Memorial Scholarship: A $500 scholarship catering students enrolling for any one of the Brookdale Community College majors: Media Studies, Environmental and Earth Sciences A.S., A.A., or Communications Media A.A.S.

    • Research and Development Council Scholarship: This has a range of $750 - $1,500 for those pursuing a STEM related field.


  • Buck Smith Memorial Scholarships: A $500 scholarship for students who have graduated from Monmouth County High School and joined Brookdale Community College.


If you'd like to know more about the scholarships provided by the college, please check out Brookdale Scholarships.


Students at Brookdale Community College enjoy privileges such as federal, state and institutional grants which need not be repaid.These bulletins will throw more light into the matter:

Federal Grants

  • Federal Pell Grant Program: The Federal Government offers pell grants with award amounts ranging from $313 - $6,095 every academic year.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG): Considering the fund availability and students’ financial needs, the recipients of pell grants are also awarded with FSEOG having a range of $200 - $400.

State Grants

  • New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant:The award amount is expected to cover the tuition fees at the least. Those Full-time and Part-time students attending County Community College may apply. However, the award amount depends upon the fund availability.

  • New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant: The award has a range of $288 -$3,106 targeted to serve Full and Part-time students of private schools, state and community colleges and New Jersey post-secondary institutions. 

  • New Jersey Educational Opportunity Grant: These have a range of $264 - $1,150 that are awarded considering the academic excellence and financial need of the candidates.

  • New Jersey Student Tuition Assistant Rewards Scholarship: Students holding a good rank among the top 15% of their class and need not carry out any remedial coursework may apply for these scholarships. Moreover, they are eligible for 5 terms of free tuition.

Institutional Grants

  • Brookdale Foundation: Considering academic achievements and some other criteria, a list of grants are awarded to the students.



  • Federal College Work Study: The rate ranges from $9 - $12 per hour that is paid bimonthly with regard to the students’ need and fund availability.

  • Student Help: The rates are similar to that of Federal College Work Study and the students are expected to carry out different activities such as working at Bookstores or attending Dining Services.



  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans: This applies for full-year academic students. The first-year students may borrow loans upto $5,550  and for second-year candidates the amount is limited to $6,500.

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans: The interest rate is fixed to 5.05%. Those not eligible for subsidized loans may apply for unsubsidized loans with amounts limited to $9,500 for first-year students and $10,500 for second-year students.

  • Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): The interest rate is fixed to 7.06%. This applies for dependent undergraduate students or their parents who do not possess any adverse credit check.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


 All undergraduate and graduate students under Brookdale Community College are awarded with diverse grant programs as listed:

  • Federal Grants: Approximately a portion of 38% enrolled candidates are offered with an average aid of $4,955.

  • Pell Grants: Around 38% of the students receive an average aid amounting to $4,832.

  • State Grants: 20% of the recipients are served with an average aid of $2,756.

  • Institutional Grants: This caters 7% of the students with an aid of $1,004 in average.

Students with financial extremities are offered with an average of $4,820 federal loans.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


The financial aid is calculated based on the students’ family income where the former is in inverse relation with the latter. The financial aid has a huge difference of $6,790 between the highest and the lowest income groups

The lowest income group ranging from $0 - $30,000, receives financial aid of $6,970 and those falling under income range $30,001 - $48,000 receive financial aid of $6,361. Following these the next group is $48,001 - $75,000 with the median financial aid receiving $3,419.

The average aid calculated amounts to  $3,453 provided in  maximum to those falling under the income group lying between $48,001 - $75,000

The last two groups receive aids amounting to $335 and $180 denoting groups with income range of $75,001 - $110,000 and above $110,000.

Student Loans for Brookdale Community College

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