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Financial Aid Workshop
The EHS Counseling Department along with HESAA will be hosting a Financial Aid Workshop on October 14th virtually from 6-7:30 pm.

Description:
Get started on filing the FAFSA application with a HESAA representative. Receive an overview on college tuition packages, federal and state grants, scholarships, work study and other sources of tuition aid.  Zoom session is Limited to 100 participants.

Registration: https://tinyurl.com/edisonfafsa

Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86267148554

Instructions: 
Prior to your FAFSA Workshop, please have all parents/students do and have the following prior to the workshop:

  • FSA ID and Password (for the student and at least one parent).  Attached is a flyer detailing how to obtain an FSA ID and Password for those that may not know.
  • Copy of all 2020 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 forms for student (if applicable) and parent(s).
  • Social Security numbers for parent and student or if the student is not a U.S. Citizen, Alien Registration number or documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or U.S. Citizens.
  • Records of balances in checking and savings – for student and parent(s).
  • Marital Status of parent(s) and date of marital status (for example, the date of marriage).
  • Student Driver’s License # (if applicable).

Financial Aid Night 2021
Below is the recording of the EHS Financial Aid night that was held on September 30th for the Class of 2022. This provides helpful information regarding the 2022-2023 FAFSA.

 

How to Create a FSA ID
The student and parent must create a FSA ID in order to "sign" the FAFSA application before submitting.

8 Steps How to Apply for Federal/State Aid

New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application
The New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application allows NJ Dreamers enrolled in eligible NJ colleges and universities to apply for state financial aid. For eligibility criteria and to apply, please visit the HESAA website.

Guaranteed Scholarships - Resource for Scholarships
A resource to find scholarships guaranteed by nearly 100 colleges to students who meet the individual listed criteria for each. No essays, projects, recommendations or other secondary criteria are required. And, in almost all cases, there are no limits to the number of scholarships awarded. Students who meet the published criteria for a scholarship and attend the college offering it receive it.

NJ Community College Opportunity Grant
CCOG (Community College Opportunity Grant) - a pilot program for students whose parents have income of 45K or lower may be eligible for a grant to their community college, MCC is one of the 13 participating community colleges. For addiitonal information, please visit their website.

FAFSAhttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA):http://www.hesaa.org/

HESAA Hotline(609) 584-4480 or 1(800) 792-8670
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm; Friday 8am-5pm

FinAidhttp://www.finaid.org/  

Financial Aid Glossary
FAFSA, net price, priority date — you may come across some unfamiliar terms as you start looking into and applying for financial aid. Here is a glossary to help you make sense of it all!

Plan for College - Resources and information on planning for the cost of  college.