Returning Student FAQs
There is a possibility, after careful review by your financial aid counselor, that some institutional financial aid may be affected pending available funding. But that determination cannot be made until after your Student Aid Report (SAR) is received and a counselor has reviewed your file.
The State of NJ has a deadline for the TAG (Tuition Aid Grant) of June 1st. If you are TAG eligible, we urge you to submit your FAFSA before that deadline.
Returning students will receive their financial aid award letter towards the end of June or early July. The spring term must end and final grades must be submitted before awarding for continuing students can begin.
There are several reasons why your financial aid award could have been reduced. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) may be higher than last year, members in the household may have decreased, the number in college may have decreased, your academic performance may not meet policy standards, or the availability of funds at the school has been reduced. Financial aid awards can vary from year to year for any combination of these reasons and possibly others not mentioned here. If you have questions relating to your financial aid award feel free to schedule an appointment with your Financial Aid counselor. All appointments should be made through the help desk in the Office of Financial Aid 609-896-5360.
In order to become eligible for additional financial aid you must meet certain criteria. Has there been a change in your family’s income, loss of employment, or decrease in employment? Do you have substantial unreimbursed medical bills? If you have special circumstances then you need to send a letter explaining your situation in detail and include all supporting documentation.