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Financial Aid Checklist: Fall 2018

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 make sure to complete each step that applies to you. Submit all required forms and documents. To find out if you still need to submit…

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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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2018 Student Employee & Supervisor of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Student Employee of the Year | John Bostic Student Employee of the Year, 2nd Place | Masataka Takahashi Student Employee of the Year, 3rd Place | Khalid Akash Graduate Student Employee of the Year | Wesley Wei Supervisor of the Year | Peggy Policastro   Special thanks to the following…

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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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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas

By Maniyah Goodwine It’s Valentine’s Day, and you haven’t planned a single thing for your partner. You’re panicking and stressed out. It’s always nice to show your partner (or even your friends) you care, but sometimes that’s hard when we’re in college between classes and pay days. Here are some last minute, budget friendly ideas…

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Give Yourself the Gift of Financial Aid this Holiday Season

What better time to fill out the FASFA than during winter break? Once you are home, you will likely have access to all of the information you need to complete the FASFA for the 2018-2019 school year. To file the FASFA, here’s what you’ll need: an FSA ID your Social Security Number 2016 federal tax…

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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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