Financial Aid, FAFSA, and Scholarship Information

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The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will open in December 2023 not October.




What is the FAFSA®?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is an online form that must be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid.

Why do I need to file a FAFSA®?

The U.S. Department of Education uses the information provided on your FAFSA® to determine your eligibility for aid from federal student financial assistance programs. New Jersey uses the FAFSA® to determine your state grant and scholarship eligibility. Colleges and Universities may also use the FAFSA® data to award their own aid.

What you will need to start your FAFSA®:

  • FSA ID ( for Parent and Student
  • 2022 Tax Returns for Parent and Student
  • Social Security Numbers for Parent and Student
  • Other Income Information
  • State Issued Driver's License
  • Documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or Eligible Citizens

Ready to file your FAFSA®Click here

Helpful Resources

Create FSA ID User Name and Password Video

YouTube Video

Troubleshoot FSA ID Account Video

YouTube Video

Steps on how to apply for federal and state aid

View/DownloadYouTube Video

Steps on how to apply for the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application

YouTube Video (English)YouTube Video (Spanish)

HESAA Publications


FAFSA® Completion Instructions


Avoid Common FAFSA® Mistakes


New Jersey Financial Aid Management System (NJFAMS)


Financial Aid Information Session flyer to advertise your events date, time, and location.

View/Download (PDF)


It is already that time of year when the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is released. Plounselors, students, and parents can join these FREE, online workshops to learn how to submit their FAFSA application. The earlier families know how much student financial aid they are eligible for, the sooner they can make informed decisions about college selection. 


October 3 and October 26. Join us here at 6 pm:


Also, please remind seniors and their families that they do need to apply for an FSA ID which serves as an electronic signature on the FAFSA application. They can request an FSA ID now and be all set for next week’s release of the 2023-2024 FAFSA.