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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

  • Newly Accepted Students

    On March 29, 2021, the Office of Student Financial Assistance sent out the first run of estimated award notices for the 2021-2022 academic year. Estimated award notifications will continue on a weekly basis until deposit day, May 1st. Estimated notices are processed every Thursday as more students are admitted and/or award updates are processed.

    Estimated award notices are sent to the email address used by the student on the Common Application when you applied to TCNJ.

    The estimated award notices are sent to students who have a complete FAFSA on file and are meant to be used for planning and budgeting purposes. Official notices will be sent in late June.

    If you did not receive an estimated award email, please check the following:

    – Did you file the correct year’s FAFSA 2021-2022
    – Did you report your correct Social Security number to our Admissions Office
    – Did you list TCNJ’s school code on the FAFSA (002642)
    – Has it been more than a week since you were accepted to TCNJ
    – Did you receive confirmation from the USDE that your FAFSA was processed (not rejected/incomplete)

    If you answered YES to all of the above questions please email us at osfa@tcnj.edu so we can look into your account

    Below are some common responses to questions:

    For issues logging into your account to view awards please email TCNJInfo@tcnj.edu

    For Merit Scholarship questions and determinations please contact the Admissions Office at TCNJInfo@tcnj.edu

    For tuition, fees and billing questions please contact the Office of Student Accounts at stuaccts@tcnj.edu

    For Lions Pride Scholarships and student loans: Estimated awards are for budgeting purposes only. Acceptance, adjustments and declinations cannot be made at this time. If a student decides to attend TCNJ, they will receive an official award email in late June. At that time acceptance, adjustments and declinations can be done.

  • Office Operations

    The Office of Student Financial Assistance has begun the transition from an all-remote environment to limited campus operations for the Spring 2021 Semester.

    Beginning February 8, 2021, the Office will be open to walk-in traffic during the following days/times only:Monday through Thursday 8:30AM – 4:30PM

    Please note that all COVID safety protocols must be followed during your visit. Individuals must wear masks at all times while in the building, only access to the main office area will be granted, social distancing rules must be followed and visitors must complete their daily self check-up (https://fall2020.tcnj.edu/health-and-wellness/) before coming to campus.

    Although we have limited staff working on campus, for your safety and ours, the preferred office outreach method continues to be phone/email. If you have any questions, issues or concerns please email us at osfa@tcnj.edu or call 609-771-2211.

    If you need to submit documents to our office, you may do so via one of the following methods:

    Email: Scan and send to osfa@tcnj.edu

    Fax: (609) 637-5154

    Regular mail at:

    The College of New Jersey/Office of Student Financial Assistance
    Green Hall, Room 101
    P. O. Box 7718
    Ewing, NJ 08628

    Office appointments will continue in virtual format for the time being, please email us at osfa@tcnj.edu with your request for an appointment.

    Thank you.

  • Current TCNJ students:
    You are encouraged to complete the 2021-2022 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
  • IRS Warns Students and Staff of Impersonation Email Scam
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-drt IRS 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.aspxPlease 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.

TCNJ Net Price Calculator

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

SNAP

SNAP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

For information, please click the above link.

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