All financial aid begins with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
HESAA has outlined what is needed, how to apply, and helpful FAFSA resources for you. To get started, click here.
The New Jersey Financial Aid Management System (NJFAMS) is now available for all New Jersey students who apply for NJ State aid for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each student will need to log in and set up an NJFAMS account. NJFAMS is a user-friendly, real-time system. To get started, click here.
It is important to meet all filing deadlines. If you are a new college student and applying for financial aid for the first time, you have one set of important dates. If you are a returning student and want to apply for renewal of state aid, you have to complete your application earlier. This year, HESAA is pleased to welcome NJ Dreamers to the application process. NJ Dreamers are considered "new students" as they have not received state aid before and now invited to complete a NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application.
For a breakdown of these deadlines, please click here.