• FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

    *All seniors should complete the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid 

    *Student aid information: HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority)   Hotline #: 1-800-792-8670, or send an email to Client_Services@hesaa.org

    *See these resources for helpful tips and information: 
     
    Seneca's Financial Aid Night was held on October 22, 2020.
     
    New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF): NJ EOF provides financial assistance and support services (e.g. counseling, tutoring, and developmental course work) to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged backgrounds who attend participating institutions of higher education in the State of New Jersey. Undergraduate grants range from $200 annually to $2,650 annually depending on the type of institution and financial need. These grants are renewable based upon continued eligibility.
     

    * * * HESAA announcement for all juniors, seniors and their parents – * * *

    Click on the link below for valuable information from the State of New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority regarding financial options for postsecondary education.  Please use this booklet to assist you in planning for paying for your education after high school.

    HESAA Student Loan Guide 
      

     

    FINANCIAL AID INTERNET SITES

    While most college planning sites on the Internet provide a combination of services, including financial aid and scholarship searches, the sites listed below deal strictly with the financial concerns of going to college. 

    Iowa Student Loan

    A nonprofit organization committed to helping you find the resources you need to succeed after high school.  http://iowastudentloan.org

     

    College Scholarships

    http://www.scholarships.com

     

    Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

    Maintained by the State of New Jersey, this site links to the office of Student Assistance.  Users can research financial aid programs sponsored by the state of New Jersey.  http://www.hesaa.org

     

    US Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education

    The US Department of Education operates this site which has a section on federal financial aid, as well as other linked resources.  Title IV School Codes needed for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are also listed here. Information on loans and tax programs associated with college costs is also available.  https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/index.html?src=mr

     

    FAFSA

    This is the home site for all your needs concerning the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance form (FAFSA). This is where you can apply online during senior year for state, federal and college need-based aid, all on one form. The required college codes are also listed here.  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

     

    CSS Profile (College Board)

    This is part of the College Board Online site and allows the user to file the Profile financial aid form to supplement the FAFSA.  This should be done only if the college or organization specifically requires the Profile.  Unlike the FAFSA, there is a charge for filing the Profile.  https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

     

    Fastweb

    One of the best free scholarship searches available on the web is at this site. Users can establish an electronic mailbox for future scholarship news, apply to college online or use the college directory.  https://www.fastweb.com/

     

    FinAid: The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

    This organization posts information on scholarship scams as well as provides a scholarship search.  Users can also subscribe to a free newsletter.  A loan calculator and loan comparison chart are also available.  Parents can turn to the special section designed with their questions/concerns in mind. Another section deals specifically with scholarships for minority students.  http://www.finaid.org

     

    College Xpress

    This is a free scholarship search site. https://www.collegexpress.com/

     

    E Student Loan

    Find the student loan program that best fits your needs.  You can apply for a loan online as well as search for scholarships. Sign up for a free newsletter. https://www.estudentloan.com/

     

    Fast Aid

    This site is dedicated to scholarship information and search.  It also provides links to other useful sites.   http://scholarshipopportunity.org/fastaid/

     

    Sallie Mae

    This site deals with student loans.  https://www.salliemae.com/

     

    Free-4U

    This scholarship search site features financial opportunities for athletes, minorities, ethnic groups, religions and other special categories.  http://www.free-4u.com