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FAFSA Completion Workshops
HESAA is offering monthly live Zoom workshops to help students/parents on completing the FAFSA:

  • January 18th – 6pm
  • February 22nd – 6pm
  • March 22nd – 6pm
  • April 12th- 6pm

You can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at

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.


FAFSA Workshop - a helpful step-by-step video on completing the FAFSA; the PowerPoint Presentation can be accessed via this link.

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.

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


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.