Financial Aid Information
The Financial Aid Night this year (Class of 2020) was held on September 19th.
How to Create a FSA ID
The student and parent must create a FSA ID in order to "sign" the FAFSA application before submitting.
Workshops available at Middlesex County College (Edison and New Brunswick campuses) to assist families complete and submit the FAFSA for 2020-2021 (Fall entry for the Class of 2020). HESAA also hosts workshops for parents throughout the fall, dates and locations can be accessed via this link.
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.
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.