*All seniors should complete the FAFSA-Free Application for Federal
Student Aid beginning Oct. 1st: www.fafsa.ed.gov Click here for a detailed instruction packet
with FAQs regarding filling out the form.
*Student aid information: HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance
Authority) www.hesaa.org hotline #1-800-792-8670Below is a link to a power point to help with the process:**Informative article on Financial Aid and filling out the FAFSA**
College-Bound Students Should Apply for Financial Aid Early!
Regardless of income, all students should complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete this form every year that they are in college to be considered for financial aid.
1. Get a Federal Student Aid PIN - Obtain a Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) which allows student applicants to sign their FAFSA electronically. If parent information is provided on the FAFSA, at least one parent must also sign the student’s application. To sign electronically, parents should apply for their own PIN. Apply for PINs at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid .
2. Complete the Financial Aid Application Online - Apply for financial aid online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov to learn the steps necessary to complete the process. Information from the FAFSA is used to determine if students are eligible to receive federal student aid from grants, loans and work-study programs. The State of New Jersey and New Jersey Colleges also use information from the FAFSA to determine eligibility for additional aid.
3. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) – After applying, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR contains the information reported on the FAFSA and usually includes the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is an index used to determine eligibility for federal student aid. Make corrections or changes, if necessary. The schools you list on your FAFSA will receive your SAR data electronically.