Rutgers University requires students to only file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA to be considered for Federal, State, and University assistance.

Students are strongly encouraged to file their FAFSA on the Web—the fastest and most accurate method of applying for aid. Your information is transmitted directly to the U.S. Department of Education, and it eliminates the additional processing time associated with a paper FAFSA.

Rutgers University’s School Code:  002629

Which FAFSA to complete

Aid is NOT automatically renewable; students must apply each school year for which they are requesting assistance.

  • File the 2010-2011 FAFSA for Fall 2010, Spring 2011 and Summer 2011

  • File the 2011-2012 FAFSA for Fall 2011, Spring 2012 and Summer 2012  (PA students beginning their program in June 2011 must complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA).

2011-2012 FAFSA Deadlines

Continuing students must file the FAFSA by March 15, 2011 to be considered for campus based assistance; those that file after this date will be considered only if remaining funds are available.

State Aid: 2010-2011 NJ Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) recipients must file their FAFSA no later than June 1, 2011 to be considered for 2011-2012 TAG.

Additional Forms

Depending on the type of aid that is offered to you, additional forms may have to be completed.  For example, Federal Loan borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note, and Federal Work-Study recipients would complete a Job Placement Form.  Instructions on completing such forms will be included with your Financial Aid Award Letter.

Need Assistance?

FAFSA filers can contact their high school guidance counselor, the Office of Financial Aid (973-353-5151), or the Federal Student Aid Information Center (800-433-3243).  Electronic FAFSA filers can also chat live with a U.S. Department of Education customer service representative.


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