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Wednesday, September 30, 2020 7:00-8:30PM 

11th and 12th grade parents and students are encouraged to attend! On Financial Aid Night, parents and students will learn about:

-How to fund your student’s college tuition
-Grants, Scholarships and sources of aid
-FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
-Different types of financial aid packages
-Expected family contribution
-Specific questions answered by HESAA Representative, John Iacovelli

* Registration is optional but if you would like for the presenter to address any questions, please submit this form. Your input will also be useful for us to send you future news on college events. For questions regarding this event, please contact Sinyee Muglia, School Counselor at sinyee.muglia@edison.k12.nj.us.

About the Presenter: John Iacovelli comes to us with over 44 years of experience in both financial aid and admissions. He recently retired from his position as Dean of Enrollment at Stockton University and started his own consultant business called College Quest Now to assist families through the college admissions process and navigate student aid. His goal with each presentation is to make parents knowledgeable of the process and aware of all informational resources concerning student aid.

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

A helpful step-by-step guide on the FAFSA application

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. There is still time to apply for this Spring Semester. 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.