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from the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid

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…

Summer Travel Guide: Part 1

By: Maniyah Goodwine In college, summer breaks are longer than they were in high school. You might associate vacation with being expensive and unobtainable – but with the right planning, it can be simple and fun. Create a plan. The first step is developing a plan. You must choose where you are going, how you are…

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…

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…

2017 Student Employee & Supervisor of the Year Award Winners

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! Student Employee of the Year | Megan R. King Student Employee of the Year, 2nd Place | Maria Intriago Student Employee of the Year, 3rd Place | Matthew Moynihan Graduate Student Employee of the Year | Kathryn Goodman Supervisor of the Year | Michele Lam-Fortes Special Recognition Award | Richard Wolferz Jr. Above &…

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…

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…

Financial Aid Application for Summer 2017

Before submitting an application for summer aid, please be sure you have: completed a 2016-2017 FAFSA (or a 2017-2018 FAFSA if applicable*) met all standards of the academic progress policy enrolled in the minimum number of credits to receive aid Application for Aid: Summer 2017 *If you are admitted to one of the following programs…

Form & Document Upload Sites Unavailable

Financial aid form and document upload websites are currently unavailable as of Monday, March 20, 2017. The following applications are affected: financialaid.rutgers.edu/eofupload financialaid.rutgers.edu/rbhsupload financialaid.rutgers.edu/upload Thank you for your patience as we work to restore full access to these webpages.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Currently Unavailable

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be unavailable to students and families filing the FAFSA for several weeks. The IRS and the Department of Education recently released a joint statement regarding the outage. Students can still file the FAFSA and apply for financial aid. At this time, you can manually input the financial information…