The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available
October 1, 2019. This page provides college-bound students and their families with updated 2020-2021 FAFSA completion information and instructions.
Most colleges and universities provide FAFSA Completion Workshops to assist families with completing the FAFSA application.
For FAFSA Workshops Dates and Locations, Click here You may also view the step by step instructional video below: "Steps on how to apply for federal and state aid”
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:
Ready to file your FAFSA, Click here
NJFAFSA Days HandoutPrint and download this sheet as a quick resource for students english (pdf)
New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application
New Jersey Alternative Finanical Aid Application HandoutClick here to Print and download this sheet as a quick resource for students