Returning Students: FAFSA Reminder

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As an extension of the University’s commitment to share important information on financial aid, we offer this reminder to all returning students and their families: Be sure to complete your 2019–2020 financial aid application without delay.

Here are some key points to keep in mind:

  1. Your 2019–2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be filed no later than February 1, 2019, Rider University's priority filing date.  Students whose applications are received after this date will be considered for federal, state, and institutional aid resources only on a funds available basis.

  2. You must transmit your FAFSA to Rider University.  Rider’s federal school code is 002628.

  3. Your FAFSA requires 2017 tax information.

  4. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA online using the U.S. Department of Education’s secure website. You'll need to create a FSA ID (user name) and password to electronically sign your FAFSA.  If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need to sign using a separate FSA ID and password.  Full instructions and help are available online.

  5. Attention New Jersey residents:  Look carefully at the confirmation page immediately upon completion of the online FAFSA.  If you are prompted to apply for NJ state-based financial aid, click on the link and answer the additional required questions. 

  6. With your FSA ID and password, you can return to the FAFSA website, later on, to check on the status of your application, review results of your processed FAFSA and submit corrections.

Should you have any questions or need help completing the FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (609) 896-5360 or email [email protected].