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ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 academic year became available on October 1, 2017.

    Incoming Freshmen applicants (current high school Seniors):

    Our priority FAFSA application deadline is February 15, 2018. Estimated financial aid awards for incoming Freshmen will be available AFTER the student has been admitted to TCNJ and no earlier than March 2018. All award notifications are sent via e-mail.

    Spring Transfer students:

    Please complete the current year’s FAFSA (2017-2018) by our priority deadline date of December 15, 2017. Aid packages will be available via e-mail in early January.

    Current TCNJ students:

    You are encouraged to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA as soon as possible to avoid processing delays. The Financial Aid Office will reach out to you via your PAWS e-mail if additional documents are needed to complete your file.

  • 2017–2018 Financial Aid Award Notifications

    On June 28, 2017 the Office of Student Financial Assistance began its 2017/2018 financial aid awarding cycle. All award notifications are sent via e-mail to the student’s PAWS account. The sample award e-mail text is located below. The awarding process occurs weekly and is on-going throughout the year. Only students with completed aid files are eligible to receive an official award package. Students will also be notified if there are any revisions to their aid package. If you are expecting an aid package and did not receive one please check the status of your “To Do” list for any outstanding documents

    Please click here to view a SAMPLE award notification.

    • Please click here to view the New Student Packet.

    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 April 15th.
    • 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 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.

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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

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