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green-sideWe are here to serve and counsel you on various resources with which to fund your college education. We endeavor to provide quality customer service as we meet your individual needs in a timely and efficient manner. Our goal is customer satisfaction.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • 2020–2021 Official Financial Aid Notifications
    The Office of Student Financial Assistance will begin its official 2020/2021 financial aid awarding cycle July 13, 2020. Stay tuned for further announcements via this page as the date nears.
  • Dear Students, Parents and Guardians,

    Greetings from the TCNJ Financial Aid Office.

    Our physical office space is now closed and our staff are all working remotely. At the moment, we are unable to take incoming phone calls, or make in-person/phone appointments. Our only means of communication are emails and we are trying to respond to those as quickly as possible.Please email us at osfa@tcnj.edu with any questions you may have.

    Our goal is to continue office operations as seamlessly as possible but please be prepared for processing delays. These are unprecedented times.

    If we are requesting documents from you please note that there is no physical mail being delivered to the campus and no staff available for faxed documents. All documents must be scanned and emailed to the office.

    If you have any billing questions please visit the Student Accounts website for more information: https://studentaccounts.tcnj.edu/Thank you for your patience as we are all learning to work and live under new circumstances.

    Sincerely,
    OSFA

  • Incoming Freshmen applicants (current high school Seniors):
    Our priority FAFSA application deadline is February 15, 2020. Estimated financial aid offers for incoming Freshmen will be available AFTER the student has been admitted to TCNJ and no earlier than March 2020. All notifications are sent via e-mail.

    Please review the New Student Financial Aid Brochure by Clicking Here.

  • Current TCNJ students:
    You are encouraged to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA as soon as possible to avoid processing delays. The Financial Aid Office will reach out to you via your PAWS email if additional documents are needed to complete your file.
  • Private Scholarship Awards
    Federal regulations require students to report yearly award amounts and descriptions of any grants and scholarships received from sources outside The College of New Jersey. Please click on the link below for more information:
    https://financialaid.tcnj.edu/about/scholarships/private-scholarship-awards/
  • The State of New Jersey has updated their application deadlines, please refer to the following link for further information: https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/StateApplicationDeadlines.aspx
  • Notice to All Students on Drug Use and Ineligibility for Federal Financial Aid
Federal Student Aid FAFSA Completion Information:
https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out

  • Financial Aid Process Updates
    Income tax data can easily be transferred from the IRS to your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool: https://studentaid.gov/help/how-use-irs-drtIRS Tax Return Transcripts or a signed home copy of your tax forms will be required if you are selected for verification and you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  • NJ HESAA Electronic Document Collection for 2020-2021:
    https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/GrantsUpload2020-2021.aspx

    Please click here for instructions on how to scan documents using your mobile phone.

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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.Org is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information about student financial aid.

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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 StudentAid.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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FEDERAL NURSING LOAN E-SIGNATURE

Electronic signature for your Federal Nursing Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) through ECSI.

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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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TCNJ NET PRICE CALCULATOR

Please Note: Please refer to the TCNJ Admissions website regarding the TCNJ Scholarship Program: https://admissions.tcnj.edu/resources-for/freshman-applicants/

FAFSA4caster – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) Estimator

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