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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

  • Fall financial aid disbursement and refunds:

    The process of crediting financial aid to a student’s term bill is called a disbursement.

    Fall semester financial aid, which includes student loans, cannot be disbursed to a student’s account until the College can confirm enrollment for the semester. This is a Federal/State financial aid requirement. The reason behind this requirement is that certain aid eligibility is based on the number of courses/units a student is registered for during the semester. Therefore, we must wait until after the Add/Drop period for course adjustments has ended and Fall semester schedules are finalized before we can disburse aid. We anticipate this process will take place on or around September 14.

    After the aid has disbursed to the student’s account, and the Fall term bill has been paid, the Office of Student Accounts will process any credits on the account as a refund. Traditionally, it takes 14 days for the College to process a refund. For questions on the refund process or about direct deposit information, please visit the Student Accounts website: https://studentaccounts.tcnj.edu/

  • TCNJ Participating in the new Garden State Guarantee program: The Garden State Guarantee program will be effective as of the Fall 2022 semester. For more information please visit: https://financialaid.tcnj.edu/garden-state-guarantee/
  • New and returning TCNJ students: Complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA at www.studentaid.gov prior to April 15. Remember you will need a completed FAFSA on file at TCNJ even if you are only borrowing student loans.

    Official financial aid award notices for the 2022-2023 academic were sent on July 14th. Award notices are emailed on a weekly basis throughout the school year as more records become complete. Students with award revisions are also notified via email.

    Our office can only speak to students about financial aid matters unless the student grants the parent/guardian Authorized User status. To learn more click here: https://authorizeduser.tcnj.edu/

    We highly recommend students monitor their “To Do” list in PAWS on a weekly basis for any missing documentation. For PAWS tutorials please click on the following link: https://pawshelp.tcnj.edu/undergraduate-students/current-students/

    When submitting documents to the office please make sure that they are legible, accurate, signed (if required) and that all pages have indeed been submitted. Incomplete documentation will result in delays in processing your aid.

    You can review the billing calendar for important dates here: https://studentaccounts.tcnj.edu/billing/billing-calendar/

    Our current 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance budgets can be viewed here: https://financialaid.tcnj.edu/about/cost-of-attendance/.

    For financial aid tutorials to frequently asked question please visit: https://financialaid.tcnj.edu/financial-aid-tutorials/

    For parents looking to borrow loans for the next academic year, there are various options available in the links located at the bottom of this webpage. You can review the information listed for the Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, the State’s NJCLASS Loan and private loans listed under the Alternative Student Loans or ELM Select links. Each one of the links will send you to the corresponding website with more information on how to apply. Due to federal regulations, we cannot recommend one loan over another. In addition, we suggest that when you apply, you apply for the entire academic year. When applying for the year, lenders send the first half of the loan in September to cover the Fall bill and the second half in February to cover the Spring bill. We recommend researching how student loans work by visiting our Financial Aid Tutorials page.

  • Office Operations
    The Office of Student Financial Assistance continues its hybrid office operations for the academic year.

    We have alternating staff coverage in the office at all times. The Office is open Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM. For information about campus COVID guidelines, please visit: https://covid19.tcnj.edu/.

    If you have any questions, 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

    The Office is open for walk-in questions Monday through Friday from 8:30AM – 4:00PM. Students may also request an appointment by phone or virtual format as well, please email us at osfa@tcnj.edu with your request for an appointment.

    Thank you.

  • 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
  • IRS Warns Students and Staff of Impersonation Email Scam
Federal Student Aid FAFSA Completion Information:
https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out

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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 Promissory Note through ECSI.

Exit Counseling

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/scholarships/

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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