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FAFSA Completion Support

The 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is available October 1, 2020.
This page provides college-bound students and their families with updated FAFSA® completion information and instructions.

Most colleges and universities provide FAFSA® Completion Workshops to assist families with completing the FAFSA® application.
For FAFSA® Virtual Workshops dates please check your local high school or college.

What is the FAFSA®?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is an online form that must be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid.

Why do I need to file a FAFSA®?

The U.S. Department of Education uses the information provided on your FAFSA® to determine your eligibility for aid from federal student financial assistance programs. New Jersey uses the FAFSA® to determine your state grant and scholarship eligibility. Colleges and Universities may also use the FAFSA® data to award their own aid.

What you will need to start your FAFSA®:

  • FSA ID ( for Parent and Student
  • 2019 Tax Returns for Parent and Student
  • Social Security Numbers for Parent and Student
  • Other Income Information
  • State Issued Driver's License
  • Documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or Eligible Citizens

Ready to file your FAFSA®, Click here

Helpful Resources

Create FSA ID User Name and Password Video YouTube Video
Troubleshoot FSA ID Account Video YouTube Video
Steps on how to apply for federal and state aid View/Download
YouTube Video
FAFSA® Completion Instructions FAFSA FAQ's
Avoid Common FAFSA® Mistakes View/Download(PDF)
New Jersey Financial Aid Management System (NJFAMS) View/Download(PDF)
Financial Aid Information Session flyer to advertise your events date, time, and location. View/Download (PDF)

FAFSA® Days Handout
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New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application

NJD how to apply

New Jersey Alternative Finanical Aid Application Handout
Click here to Print and download this sheet as a quick resource for students