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®:
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FAFSA® 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