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Office of Financial Aid – Newark Virtual Calendar

The Rutgers University – Newark, Office of Financial Aid is providing 1 on 1 virtual counter hours Mondays, 12-2 and Wednesdays, 2-4. To visit the virtual counter via WebEx, please follow the instructions below. To join meeting: Go to webex.rutgers.edu and login. Search for ‘Newark Financial Aid” in the WebEx search bar or use the…

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What Does a Good Boss Look Like?

We often hear about what goes into being a good employee but we seldom hear the reverse. Having a good employer is key to work going smoothly. Here are some things you should be able to expect from a supervisor. Honesty. A good employer will be honest with their employees about work, performance and the…

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Grocery Shopping on a College Budget

Moving to college is one of the early steps in adulting. The higher you move up the ranks in school, the closer to real adulthood you get. You may get your first real job, start your credit or even move into an apartment. Although from the surface these things may appear simple enough, sometimes the…

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Tips for Freshmen (and continuing students too!)

Bank near you. This will help you avoid unnecessary transaction fees and give you quick access to your accounts. Most banks offer accounts specifically for college students that have low or no minimum daily balances. At Rutgers-New Brunswick, we are currently powered by PNC Bank, which means their ATMs are located all around campus. Within…

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Taking Summer Classes at Rutgers

By Maniyah Goodwine The semester is winding down and you realize that you need to take summer courses to stay on track or catch up. Here are a few tips on how to navigate and pay for your summer classes. Where to Stay Staying on campus may be more expensive than subletting or renting a…

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Spring Break Without Breaking the Bank

By Maniyah Goodwine Although it may not feel like it thanks to yesterday’s snow, spring break is quickly approaching. College students around the country are buzzing with excitement as it is the season for taking trips. Here are a few tips on how to save money if you choose to embark on a fun journey…

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Employment Scams Targeting College Students

The Student Employment Office recommends that all students review information on Employment Scams Targeting College Students. Students are urged to use caution when responding to job offers via email that they have not applied for, ask them to reply with personal information, or are poorly written containing spelling errors and incorrect grammar. The Student Employment…

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Priority Filing Deadlines: 2020-2021

It’s that time of the year again! The 2020-2021 FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available. To maximize your eligibility for aid, file the FAFSA before the priority deadline: Status Deadline Date Incoming Students December 1, 2019 Continuing Students January 15, 2020 Transfer Students February 1, 2020 State Deadline for TAG Renewal…

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The 2020-2021 FAFSA is Now Available

Did you know you need to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) every academic year you attend Rutgers to be considered for financial aid? The 2020-2021 FASFA is now available at fasfa.ed.gov. Be sure to have both you and your parent(s) information on hand to make the process easier. Here are some…

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Do’s and Don’ts of Spending Your Refund Check

You’ve been in school for a few weeks now. You’re finally settling into a routine. You’ve unpacked, met most of your professors, and are finally adjusting to life at college. After paying off the term bill some students may receive a refund check.  Refunds consist of the money that is left over if your financial aid…

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