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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.


  • 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:
  • New and returning TCNJ students: Complete your 2022-2023 FAFSA at 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 year are scheduled to be sent on July 13th. Only complete aid records receive award notices. 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:

    Monitor your “To Do” list in PAWS on a weekly basis for any missing documentation. For PAWS tutorials please click on the following link:

    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:

    Our current 2021-2022 Cost of Attendance budgets can be viewed here: Please note that the 2022-2023 Cost of Attendance budgets will not be established until July 2022 after the Governor signs the State budget. For budgeting purposes, please anticipate a 3%-5% increase from our current costs.

    For financial aid tutorials to frequently asked question please visit:

    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 daily alternating staff coverage, some staff are working remotely and some staff are on campus. The Office is open to walk-in visits Monday through Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM.Please note that due to on-going State changes/updates to COVID safety protocols we ask that you stay up to date with the latest College safety guidelines and requirements before coming to campus. For information, please visit:

    If you have any questions, please email us at 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

    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 by phone or virtual format for the time being, please email us at 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:
  • The State of New Jersey has updated their application deadlines, please refer to the following link for further information:
  • IRS Warns Students and Staff of Impersonation Email Scam
Federal Student Aid FAFSA Completion Information:

  • Financial Aid Process Updates
    Income tax data can easily be transferred from the IRS to your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool: 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 2021-2022:
    Please click here for instructions on how to scan documents using your mobile phone.
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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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FinAid.Org is the most comprehensive free resource for objective and unbiased information about student financial aid.

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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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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

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Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

To apply, please click the above link.

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To apply, please click the above link.

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

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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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IMPORTANT: Please remember to “accept” your loan on 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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Find college financial aid, and conduct a scholarship search.

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

Exit Counseling


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

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

TCNJ Net Price Calculator


Please Note: Please refer to the TCNJ Admissions website regarding the TCNJ Scholarship Program:

FAFSA4caster – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) Estimator



For information, please click the above link.