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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAFSA Changes for 2017-18

On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process that will impact millions of students.

Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place:

Students will be able to submit a FAFSA earlier. Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.

Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

Students and Parents will be encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site.

If you’d like more details about the upcoming changes, you may read the fact sheet called College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017­–18 FAFSA

    • Please click here to view a SAMPLE award notification.
    • Please click here to view the New Student Packet.
    • If you have already completed your FAFSA and are now planning on using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool please allow a minimum of two weeks for your PAWS account to be updated and reflect this change.


    Interactive Presentation: Tips to Help You Apply for CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

    http://css.collegeboard.org/

    Presentation: How to Create an FSA ID

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLi0q7hkFns

    7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA: Student’s Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/FAFSASimplification/

    Please click on the link below to view helpful videos from the US Department of Education

    http://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid?feature=watch


    Financial Aid Process Updates

    • Income tax data can be easily transferred from the IRS to your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
    • IRS Tax Return Transcripts will be required if you are selected for verification & if you do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
    • State of NJ’s application deadline to receive a Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) is June 1.
    • Don’t forget to respond to the additional questions required by the State of NJ on the FAFSA Confirmation Page

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    FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

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    IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL

    This short video explains how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The retrieval tool allows FAFSA applicants and parents with the ability to transfer their income information from the IRS to the FAFSA.

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    FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION

    FinAid is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information about student financial aid. Includes Budget CalculatorMonthly Repayment CalculatorDirect Consolidation Loan Calculator. See also Quick Reference Guides.

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    TUITION PAYMENT PLAN

    Pay your tuition bills in interest-free monthly installments with the Tuition Payment Plan. Click here for info.

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    TEACH Grant Home

    TEACH Grant recipients must complete Initial and Subsequent Counseling and an Agreement To Serve (ATS) at this site.

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    FEDERAL DIRECT STAFFORD LOAN

    In order to receive a Federal Direct Stafford Loan you must first complete the FAFSA. If you are a first-time borrower you are required to complete both a Master Promissory Note (MPN) as well as Entrance Loan Counseling at www.studentloans.gov.

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    FEDERAL DIRECT PARENT PLUS LOAN

    To apply, please click the above link.

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    FEDERAL DIRECT GRADUATE PLUS LOAN

    To apply, please click the above link.

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    ALTERNATIVE STUDENT LOANS

    Please Note: TCNJ can not certify any alternative and/or private loan unless a FAFSA is on file.

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    ELM SELECT

    In your research for alternative or private loans The College of New Jersey recommends that you use ELM Select as a tool to compare the different lenders based on the options, benefits and services that each offer.

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    NJCLASS LOAN

    IMPORTANT: Please remember to “accept” your loan on HESAA.org once they have sent an e-mail certification confirmation. Failure to do so within 30 days will result in your loan being canceled. Click here for info.

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    SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

    Find college financial aid, and conduct a scholarship search.

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    PERKINS & NURSING LOAN E-SIGNATURE

    Electronic signature for your Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)/Entrance Loan Counseling and Nursing Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) through ECSI.

    Mapping Your Future

    EXIT LOAN COUNSELING

    ALL student federal loan borrowers at TCNJ will eventually be required to participate in Exit Student Loan Counseling.

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    NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM

    Make inquiries about your Title IV (federal) loans and/or Pell grants.

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    COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY ESTIMATOR

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