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Financial Aid & Your Term Bill

Wondering why the financial aid you see on your Rutgers Financial Aid Offer 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…

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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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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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Things to Consider Before Moving Out

By Maniyah Goodwine So you are ready to move out. You’ve reached a point where you crave your own space, and a little bit of freedom. Here are some of the basic things you need to know before deciding to take the final step of moving out. Depending on your relationship with your parents, moving…

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Creating A Budget

By: Maniyah Goodwine Budgeting is a necessary skill at any financial stage. Budgeting gives us a clear overview of our spending habits and can be especially useful when looking to take on a new financial endeavor, such as moving out or buying a car. In order to live life on a budget you must first…

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Financial Literacy Month

Since 2003, the United States has recognized April as Financial Literacy month. The purpose of Financial Literacy Month is to inform and educate students on the topic of financial literacy – or how money works. Financial Literacy Month is not just limited to educating students about financial options while they are in school, but helping…

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Reducing or Declining Your Federal Loans

If you want to decline or reduce the amount of federal direct loans you will receive, you need to submit a Data Change Form (DCF). Steps to complete the DCF Log in to view your award status. Under “You are required to” on the award letter, you’ll see a link for “Data Change Form (DCF).”…

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Submit Missing Documents Now to Avoid Delays

When you apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, your information goes through a verification process if you are selected by the federal government or the school. Our office may request additional documentation from you in order to verify the information from your FAFSA. You will…

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Financial Aid Info Now in Rutgers Portal for RBHS Students

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) students can now access their financial aid information by logging into the my.rutgers.edu portal. Read more below for help navigating the new portal and finding your award status, tracking requirements, and other important financial aid information. To view your award status: Log in to my.rutgers.edu using your NetID. Under the Financial Aid tab, review…

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