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from the Rutgers Office of Financial Aid

The Thomas A. Edison Papers – Veronica, Samantha, Sabrina & Jade

Welcome back to another exciting installment of RU Working Wednesday! Today we will be highlighting The Thomas A. Edison Papers. The Edison Papers, which is a research center within the School of Arts and Sciences, is a long-term editing project that narrates Thomas Edison’s life and work through his personal documents. Since 1978, a team…

System Upgrades: September 28-29

Due to system upgrades occurring on Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29, the Office of Financial Aid will have limited access to individual student data. You are welcome to visit our offices during regular business hours to submit documentation or discuss general questions, but we will not be able to assist you with in depth counseling…

Douglass Student Center – Adam, Rachel & Maggie

Welcome back to another exciting installment of RU Working Wednesday! Today we will be highlighting the Douglass Student Center. The Douglass Student Center is just one of six centers located throughout the Rutgers campuses! Their focus is to provide students a friendly environment through programs, services, and resources. The center presents an opportunity for students…

How to Apply for Financial Aid in 2017-2018

New Deadlines for the 2017-18 Academic Year You’ll be able to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1, 2016 for the 2017-18 school year, and you’ll use tax information from 2015. What You Need to Apply for Aid Before completing the FAFSA, students and parents will need to:…

Student Employment Office – Lucy, Musa & Veronica

Click on each photo to enlarge WELCOME BACK EVERYONE! On behalf of the Student Employment Office (SEO), we hope you had an amazing summer. Now it’s a new semester and a time to #WorkSomewhereAwesome! We hope you’re excited that we’re back with all new installments of RU Working Wednesday! This week we will highlight our…

Master Promissory Notes & Entrance Counseling for Loans

Were you awarded federal direct loans? Both subsidized and unsubsidized direct loans require the completion of a Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling interview before the first disbursement can be made. At Rutgers, students who do not complete these two steps before October 1 will have their federal direct loans cancelled. You do not need…

Jumpstart – Opportunity For Rutgers University-Newark Students

Jumpstart is currently searching for motivated students to serve as Team Members for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please submit an online application at www.jstart.org/apply today! Be sure to select Rutgers University-Newark as your preferred site. Students selected to be a member of the Jumpstart Team have an opportunity to: Receive extensive professional development training in the fields of early literacy,…

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).”…

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. Our office may request additional documentation from you in order to verify the information from your FAFSA. You will receive email notifications prompting you to check your required documents and…

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…