When Going to College is Your Dream
A college education is the most valuable investment you can make in yourself. The opportunity to pursue your interests and passion at RU-N, will go a long way in building a solid career for the future. You are now that inspiration to others in your family as they see you take these important first steps towards your college education. Dream big and work hard here at Rutgers University-Newark!
The Student Support Services (SSS) Program at RU-N empowers first generation, low income, and disabled students to achieve their academic goals. The goal of the SSS program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants by providing a diversity of academic support services.
The Academic Foundations Center (AFC) provides academic resources, learning opportunities, and support programs primarily for underrepresented students to achieve success through education. AFC is comprised of undergraduate and pre-college support programs ranging from sixth grade through college graduation.
RU-N students first in their family to attend college
Make Your Dream to Attend College a Reality
EOF is designed to assist New Jersey residents at Rutgers University-Newark, who are low-income undregraduate students and exhbit the potential for success.
Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
The McNair Scholars program has a mission to prepare students from low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented backgrounds for doctoral studies. The overall goal is to increase Ph.D. degree attainment and RU-N is honored to provide our students access to this systemic student acheivement program.
STEM At Its Best: GS-LSAMP Program
The Garden State – Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP) serves as a learning community to increase the retention, graduation, and success among traditionally underrepresented minority students by expanding opportunities in STEM. The program is recognized nationally for its focus on building diversity and career development in the STEM fields.
Rutgers Future Scholars is Nuturing the Pathway to College
Each year, the Rutgers Future Scholars program offers 200 first-generation, low-income, academically promising middle school students from New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Camden and Rahway the opportunity for a college education.
TRIO: Talent Search Program
Talent Search provides opportunities to Target School Students form Orange, East Orange and Irvington middle and high school districts who want to prepare for higher education by completing their college degree & preparing for a future career. The goal of Talent Search is to identify and assist individuals from underserved backgrounds within target areas, who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career, and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school, continue on to, and complete their postsecondary education.
RU-N's Student Support Services
Empowering Rutgers University-Newark’s first generation and disabled students from financially challenged backgrounds to achieve their graduation goals at RU-N.