students seeking financial assistance to pay for their educational
expenses must complete a
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current school year. Additional forms must be filed
if you received educational loans from your previous school; contact
your lender about
deferment of student loans
at Rutgers University at least part time.
our March 15th priority filing deadline applies to continuing
students, it is imperative that you complete your FAFSA early. Some
funding is limited, so always file early!
In Step Six of
the FAFSA, applicants specify which school(s) may receive their
information. Many transfer students did not anticipate attending
Rutgers when they originally filed the FAFSA, so a correction
must be processed in order for us to offer you assistance. (Do
not complete a new application!) Do one of the
FAFSA Correction on the Web:
add Rutgers University (Federal school code 002629) in Step
(You must have a
in order to process online changes)
photocopy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) to the Office of
Financial Aid. The SAR contains a four-digit Data Release Number
(DRN) that Rutgers needs in order to request your information from
the U.S. Department of Education
What about my
New Jersey state aid?
undergraduates that qualify for state aid (such as NJ Tuition Aid
Grant, NJ Educational Opportunity Grant and Garden State
Scholarships) must ensure that they will be awarded at Rutgers.
Unlike Federal aid, NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
(HESAA) authorizes awards for one school—usually the first
school that you listed on the FAFSA. HESAA sends students a
Student Eligibility Notice (SEN), which specifies state award(s)
authorized for the school year. If Rutgers is not indicated for the
semester that you will be attending, then change your school of
attendance on the bottom of the SEN, and mail the form to HESAA to
process the change.
changes must be received by HESAA no later than November 15 for the
fall semester and March 15 for the spring semester.
What about my
New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Grant (EOF)?
your EOF representative
upon admission to the university.
Students who are already enrolled in an EOF program at another
college are not guaranteed enrollment into the Rutgers’ EOF program.
transfer students may qualify for scholarship aid. Please visit:
Transfer Student Scholarships
for additional information.
What about my
prior student loans?
received student loan(s) at your former school, remember: you are
responsible for notifying your lender if you transfer to another
school. If you will attend Rutgers at least halftime, then
loan repayment can be deferred by requesting an
In-School Deferment Form
from your lender. Most lenders offer in school deferment forms on
their websites. After completing the borrower section(s), submit
the form to the Office of the University Registrar (Blumenthal Hall,
third floor), which will certify your enrollment status and notify
complete an in-school deferment form (or at least notifying your
lender of your transfer) may result in your loan(s) becoming
delinquent and/or going into default. Students that default on
their federal loans lose eligibility for aid until the default
status has been resolved. If you are experiencing difficulty in
repaying your loan(s), contact your lender(s). Additional
assistance is available from Rutgers’
Student Financial Services.