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Financial Aid at Gloucester

National Guard Free Tuition Program

​The Rowan College Office of Financial Aid offers the National Guard Free Tuition Program to eligible students. The National Guard Tuition Waiver covers only the per-credit cost of tuition at Rowan College; students are personally responsible for the payment of all other fees associated with the cost of registering at the College. (These fees include, but are not limited to, an admissions application fee, lab fees associated with each course, books and related materials.)


Process At-a-Glance

Qualifying students must adhere to the following terms:

  1. Register only during the designated times for late registration.

  2. Complete the FAFSA, and if selected, Verification. Failure to do so will result in the student forfeiting their right to utilize the National Guard Tuition Waiver and the student being held personally responsible for the total cost of tuition and all fees.

  3. Comply with all requests for additional documentation from the Office of Financial Aid.

  4. Obtain a Commander's Certificate. The signatures from the Commanding Officer cannot be dated more than thirty (30) days prior to submitting the Commander's Certificate.

  5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress as set by Rowan College's policy.

  6. Certify that they are not in default or overpayment status on any federal grants or loans.

  7. Be accepted and matriculated into a degree-seeking program of study at the College.

  8. If for any reason the student is unable to attend the student must drop their courses. The student is not to assume that they will be dropped for non-payment should they stop attending.

If a student does not comply with all of the above requirements, they will be considered ineligible for the program.

Note: Interested students must understand that they will not be refunded any money if they paid for courses in advance. The National Guard Tuition Waiver program will not refund the expenses that a student has paid out of pocket for tuition or tuition related needs.​​