Prepare for 2024-25 FAFSA by joining HESAA online to learn about FSA IDs.
It is that time of the year where 12th grade students/parents (now contributors) must start thinking about completing the FAFSA. To be ready, HESAA has setup Zoom sessions where student/parent(s) - now referred to as “information contributors” can have access to the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), with their user id and passwords (FSA ID’s). Yes, both English and Spanish dates are available and no registration is required.
Who should create an FSA ID: Students, Parent(s)
Link to the details are here: https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/
Common Issues with the 2024-2025 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.
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.
NJ Community College Opportunity Grant
CCOG (Community College Opportunity Grant) - a program for students whose parents have income of 65K or lower may be eligible for a grant to their community college, MCC is one of the participating community colleges. For additional information, please visit their website.
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!
Student Loan Guide - highlights of the major State and Federal student aid programs
Plan for College - Resources and information on planning for the cost of college.