Applying for Aid

Applying for Aid

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Students seeking financial assistance must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for financial assistance from the federal and New Jersey state financial aid programs.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid:

  1. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Our Federal School Code is 002609. 
    1. If you are a New Jersey resident, you must also submit your application for state aid. Read more »
    2. NOTE: If you are a New Jersey Dreamer (DACA), submit a New Jersey Alternative Application  instead of the FAFSA. Read more »
  2. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR). This is a summary of information from your FAFSA, any errors must be corrected. Read more »
  3. Complete the Verification Process if selected. Read more »
  4. Review your Award Offer from Rowan. Read more »
  5. Accept Award Offered. Read more »
  6. Sign your Master Promissory Note. Read more »
  7. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling. Read more »
  8. Apply for a Parent PLUS loan (dependent students only). Read more »
  9. Apply for Alternative/Private loans. Read more » 

Remember to Use Your Federal Aid First 

Always use any available grant and scholarship aid before applying for or accepting a student loan. When considering your loan options, remember to use your federal aid before applying for private loans. Federal loans usually have lower, fixed interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans.