It's Easy To Apply For Financial Aid!

To be considered for any federal or state student financial aid programs, including student loans, students must first fill out the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA). This form is used to determine your eligibility for all financial aid programs. There is no processing fee involved with this FAFSA application.

Complete and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you will be attending. In four to six weeks, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processing center. This Student Aid Report (SAR) will contain all of the information reported on the FAFSA. Be sure to review it for accuracy, and, if necessary, follow the instructions for making corrections. This is important because the information you report will be sent by the federal processor to the colleges you listed on the FAFSA. Colleges use this information in awarding financial aid to students. In addition, the state of New Jersey receives this information from the federal processor to determine eligibility for state grants.

To expedite the completion of your FAFSA, you can log onto the federal website at You will have the opportunity to electronically complete and submit the entire form, with the option of submitting the signatures required by printing out the signature page, or by entering an electronic PIN which will serve as an electronic signature.

New Jersey City University will review your application for financial aid and offer you a financial aid package listing the different types of aid for which you may be eligible, including any University grants and scholarships. This financial aid package will be presented in the form of an Award Letter from our Office of Financial Aid. You will be sent this award letter when the application process is complete and you have been admitted to the University. You will be required to return the award letter to the Office of Financial Aid to indicate whether you accept or decline the aid that is being offered.

Each spring, as a community service, the University also offers a series of financial aid workshops to provide you with additional information and assistance with applying for financial aid. The priority filing deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the prerequisite for any financial aid, is April 15.

For more information on the programs available at NJCU, contact the Financial Aid Office at 201-200-3173.
Advisory Tip
It’s a good idea to calculate your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as early as possible so you’ll know how much to save -- and how much financial aid to apply for.

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Over 90% of NJCU students receive some type of financial aid. Contact our Financial Aid Office to find out more!

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