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Fees and Financial Aid/Loans


2016 EPH Registration Fees:
Non-Refundable Application Fee
$40.00
Early Registration Fee - On or Before May 1, 2016
$3,795.00
Registration Fee - After May 1, 2016 (Registration Deadline: May 15, 2016)
$4,195.00

The registration deadline is contingent upon availability. We strongly encourage you to register early before the class sells out!

Please note: You must apply to be accepted to EPH. Click here to get started with your application.

The registration fee includes two large binders of course materials that summarize class presentations and will serve as a reference for regulatory, technical and managerial information useful in the field for years to come.

Housing is not included in your tuition. If you live outside of the central NJ area and need to secure a place to stay during EPH, please visit our Housing Options page.

EPH is a non-credit, continuing education program, so traditional financial aid is not available. However, there are some other financial aid options available to EPH students. See below for additional information.


Student Loans

Student loans are
private and credit based. It is important that you begin planning as early as possible and request a disbursement date prior to your class start date. When applying for a student loan to attend the EPH program, please be mindful of the potential issues surrounding obtaining a loan and be sure to secure your financial arrangements early. If you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Dalynn Knigge at 848-932-7315 or via e-mail at eph@njaes.rutgers.edu.

Rutgers Federal Credit Untion Logo

To begin the loan process, fill out the one-page RFCU loan application form. Visit www.rutgersfcu.org, go to the loans tab, then click on continuing education for more details.

Sallie Mae Student Loan Logo

To begin the loan process, visit www.salliemae.com and select the Career Training Smart Option Student Loan link. Details for your application:

> Select State – NJ
> Select School – Rutgers University – OCPE – CONT EDU002629-97
> Course of Study – Other
> Grade Level – First year freshman
> Enrollment Status – Half time

Sallie Mae will pay Rutgers University directly. If you take a loan for more than your tuition, Rutgers will issue a refund check to you for the amount over the tuition fees.

Important: SallieMae will give you a recipient ID and password, but they will NOT review your loan application until Rutgers confirms that you are really enrolled in the EPH course. You must email your recipient ID and password to us for your loan application to be reviewed.


Financial Aid for US Veterans

The EPH Program has been approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training. U.S. veterans enrolled in EPH can apply for benefits under the GI Bill; if you plan to pursue this option, contact us so we can submit your information to the Dept. of Veteran Affairs.


Training for the Unemployed

The EPH Program has been approved for One-Stop Career Training for New Jersey residents. Click here for more information about how to apply for retraining funds.


Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

Students who attend the Rutgers EPH program may qualify for a 'Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.' A family may claim a credit up to $2000 maximum, equal to 20% of the first $10,000 of educational expenses. Eligible education expenses are offset by scholarships, grants and employer-provided tax free educational assistance. The tax credit is subject to income and other limitations. For more details, consult IRS Publication 970, "Tax Benefits for Higher Education" or discuss with your tax advisor. Visit http://www.irs.gov/publications/p970/ch03.html for information.

2016 Dates

» In the Classroom:
June 6 - July 22, 2016

» In the Field:
200 hour internship at a local health department