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Fees and Financial Aid/Loans


2021 EPH Registration Fees:
Non-Refundable Application Fee
$50.00
Early Registration Fee - Register by April 30, 2021
$4,045.00
Registration Fee - Register on or after May 1, 2021 (Registration Deadline: May 15, 2021)
$4,495.00

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

All students must have prearranged for payment to be admitted to the class. Please click here for more details on payment, cancellation, and other policies.

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

The registration fee includes all mandatory course materials. Registrants will additionally receive a recommended reading list. The books on this list – all optional – are not covered in the registration fee.

Since EPH will be offered as an online course in 2021, no housing arrangements will be provided by Rutgers. While every effort is made to place students in a health department internship close to their homes, this is not always possible. Rutgers is not responsible for planning or covering transportation or lodging costs that students may incur during their internships.

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 Amy Cook at 848-932-7649 or via e-mail at eph@njaes.rutgers.edu.

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To begin the loan process, fill out the RFCU continuing education loan application form. Visit www.rutgersfcu.org for more details.

You will need to present an invoice and an acceptance letter to RFCU when you apply for a loan. Contact Amy Cook at 848-932-7649 or via e-mail at eph@njaes.rutgers.edu to request these documents.

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To begin the loan process, visit www.salliemae.com and select Undergraduate Student Loan. Details for your application:

> Select State: NJ
> Select: Undergraduate degree (Do not choose career training)
> Select School: Rutgers - University, OCPE Continuing Education, New Brunswick, NJ, 00262997
> Degree/Certificate of Study: Other
> Grade Level: Certificate - Continuing Education
> 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.



529 College Savings Plans

Do you have a 529 college savings plan? If so, you can use those funds to pay for EPH and our other non-credit courses!

Once you're accepted into EPH, request an invoice from us showing the amount due and give that to your 529 plan financial advisor. The funds to cover the cost of our course will be released directly to YOU. You should deposit those funds into your own account, then pay us directly using whatever form you choose (i.e., check, e-check, debit/credit card). It's as simple as that!

If your 529 plan requires that you submit a receipt showing your payment to us, let us know -- we're happy to provide it to you!


Financial Aid for US Veterans

The online version of 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.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.


Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

Students who attend the Rutgers EPH program may qualify for a 'Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.' 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.

2021 Dates

» Online Class:
May 24 - July 16, 2021

» Internship:
200 hour internship at a local health department