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from the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid

Valentine’s Day 2019

It’s Valentine’s Day, and you haven’t planned a single thing. You’re panicking and stressed out. It’s always nice to indulge in the holiday, but sometimes that’s hard when we’re in college between classes and pay days. Here are some last minute, budget friendly ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2019! Treat yourself. It’s not a secret…

2019-20 Award Letter Notifications Begin for Incoming Students

Did you apply to Rutgers for fall 2019? If you applied to Rutgers and filed the 2019-20 FAFSA, you will soon receive an email from our office directing you to view your online Award Letter. All awards are estimates and are based on the information you provided on the FAFSA. If you did not receive an…

JLDP Moving to Rutgers Handshake Platform!

Dear Employers, The Rutgers Student Employment Office is pleased to announce that we will be transitioning all Job Location and Development Program (JLDP) job postings to the Rutgers Handshake platform. The JLDP still exists and we’re still here to help you with your part-time and seasonal employment needs – same great program, just a new…

New Year, New Savings

New Year’s resolutions may seem cliché but they are a great way to usher in a new beginning. Make some of those resolutions financial goals and start preparing yourself for the future. Become debt free. Moving into the new year without the baggage of the year before is always a step in the right direction.…

Fun Things to Do Over Break

What to Do Over Break Take a class. If you’re looking to boost your GPA or get back on track, Rutgers offers a variety of winter classes.  If you aren’t looking to take an academic class, take this time to foster a hobby or an interest. Complete your FAFSA. Why not give yourself the gift…

Little Dolphins Swim Academy

Job Information Job title: Swim Instructor/Lifeguard Location: 424 Vosseller Ave, Bound Brook, NJ Description: Train with us to empower students from 8 weeks to 80 years old with the skill to swim. Teach in our warm, clean pool with a consistent schedule that we can put together at various days and times during the school…

Holiday Money Saving Ideas

  Customizing simple things such as mugs and wine glasses are a cheap and thoughtful gift. Handwriting and drawing out meaningful things will definitely please as it is sentimental and close to the heart.  Buy people things they really need. Remember how when you were younger you’d scoff at getting necessities like socks or underwear?…

Hosting on a Budget

It’s that time of the year again. It’s holiday season. Regardless of what you celebrate, one commonality of these months is the sheer amount of food that goes around. You and your friends may participate in a potluck or a Friendsgiving celebration. If you’re hosting here are a few tips to help you to be…

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…

Trick or Treat? Affordable Halloween Costumes

Halloween is quickly approaching. While college students may not be trick or treating, there are plenty of things to do around campus that will allow you to get into the Halloween spirit. Here is a list of quick, cheap and crowd-pleasing costumes. Sim. Remember the computer game The Sims that was all the rave in the…