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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.

IMPORTANT: 2014–2015 Financial Aid Award Notification

**Newly Admitted Students (Freshmen/Transfers) for 2014-2015: Estimated financial aid packages will be available by the end of March 2014. Final award notifications will be sent around mid-June.

** Continuing Students for 2014-2015: Financial Aid Award Notifications will be e-mailed sometime around mid-June. This process will continue on a weekly basis throughout the year. At that time, please log into your PAWS account, review the award notification and follow the instructions. Reviewing your aid package will help you to budget your costs for the upcoming academic year.

If you do not receive an award notification please log into your PAWS account and review your “To Do” list for any outstanding items due to the OSFA.

  • Please click here to view a SAMPLE award notification.
  • Please click here to view the New Student Packet.

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA: Student’s Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/FAFSASimplification/index.html

Getting Started: How to Fill Out the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Please click on the link below to review this and other helpful videos from the US Department of Education.
http://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid?feature=watch


The Financial Aid Process Has Changed

  • 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 June 1, 2014
  • Don’t forget to respond to the additional questions required by the State of NJ on the 2014-2015 FAFSA Confirmation Page

Announcements

  • If you have already completed your FAFSA and are now planning on using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool please allow a minimum of two weeks for your PAWS account to be updated and reflect this change.
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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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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 www.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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TUITIONPAY

Pay your tuition bills in interest-free monthly installments with the TuitionPay Monthly Plan.

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SEARCH FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Find college financial aid, and conduct a scholarship search.

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PERKINS LOAN E-SIGNATURE

Electronic signature for your Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)/Entrance Loan Counseling through ECSI.

Mapping Your Future

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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COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY ESTIMATOR

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