Paying for College & Financial Aid

Students Must Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Our college's school code is 002643.
    (If you have already competed your FAFSA for this year, simply add our school code so we receive it.)
  • You must re-apply for financial aid each year.


  • DACA and Undocumented students may still be eligible for aid.
  • Fill out the NJ Alternative Application to see if you qualify.

Check the status of submitted documents

Please visit Self-Service to see the status of submitted documents. All documents are reviewed within 7 to 10 business days. If the document shows “Received”, your document is pending review by your Financial Aid Counselor. If the document shows “Incomplete” or “Additional Information”, note the reasoning in bold and resubmit with corrections.

Submit requested documents to the Financial Aid Office

When you check to see that your FAFSA was received, you may also notice that some other documents are in a “Missing” or “Incomplete” status. Please submit all required documents using the secure link found on the Forms and Worksheets page.

If you receive any requests via email or through the mail from the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA), please comply with those requests. You must submit all documents that they request to be eligible for any state aid including Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG), and NJ STARS.

Review your financial aid award

The Financial Aid Office does not make tentative awards. You will not be awarded any federal or state financial aid (including grants and loans) until all required documents have been reviewed.

Once your documents have been reviewed, you will see your financial aid award in Self-Service. You can view your financial aid award amounts for the entire academic year or for a single term.

If your documents have been reviewed and you do not see a financial aid award, it is because you are not eligible for grants. You may still be eligible for student loans and scholarships. Information about how student loans work and how to request one can be found on our Loans page. Information about how scholarships work and how to apply for one can be found on our Scholarships page.