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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: 2018-2019

It’s that time of the year again! The 2018-2019 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, 2017 Continuing Students January 15, 2018 Transfer Students February 1, 2018 State Deadline for TAG Renewal…

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The 2018-2019 FASFA 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 2018-2019 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 other…

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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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Financial Aid Checklist: Fall 2017

Whether this is your first or fourth fall semester at Rutgers, you may still need to complete the financial aid process so your aid can disburse. Review the list below and see if you can check off all of the boxes. Submit all required forms and documents. To find out if you still need to submit…

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Financial Aid & Your Term Bill

Wondering why the financial aid you see on your Award Letter doesn’t appear on your term bill? Read more to find out why there may be a discrepancy. If your financial aid is not on your term bill, here’s why: You have not submitted all documents our office has requested. Check your required documents and submit…

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Alternatives for Funding Your Education at Rutgers

Does your term bill have a remaining balance, even after applying all financial aid? Sometimes, based on eligibility and funding limits, your award may not cover your entire cost of tuition and fees on your term bill. You have a few options to consider that may help. Parent PLUS Loan A Parent PLUS loan is…

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Satisfactory Academic Progress for Spring 2017

Satisfactory academic progress (SAP) is a requirement for all students receiving federal, state, or university assistance while enrolled at Rutgers. If you recently received an email notification regarding SAP, you may need to take further action to remain eligible for aid in the upcoming academic year. » What is Satisfactory Academic Progress? Financial aid recipients…

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Tips for Graduating Students

By Maniyah Goodwine You did it! Well… almost. Graduating students have one foot out the door and are ready to take on the next part of their lives. Though classes and exams may be ending, it is still very important that you keep up with your finances. Here are a few things you can do…

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Be Financially Smart When Buying A Car

By Maniyah Goodwine If your are tired of taking the Rutgers buses and ordering Ubers and Lyfts, you might be ready to buy a car. Maybe your job, internship, or volunteer work is located quite a distance from you. There are several factors you must keep in mind. Affordability: Creating a budget beforehand is crucial…

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