Why Should You File your FAFSA by April 15?

File your 2021-2022 FAFSA by the April 15 deadline!

The April 15 FAFSA filing deadline is one of the most important financial aid deadlines for New Jersey residents applying to or attending an NJ college or university. But why? What’s so special about the April 15 deadline?

For students who have previously filed a FAFSA, whether or not you have received state aid, April 15 is the cutoff to be considered for state financial aid programs. A student who misses this deadline will not be considered for any state aid program including the Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program and the NJSTARS II program.

This means that a student could be financially eligible for funding through a state aid program, but will not receive any funding for the upcoming aid yea if they do not file their FAFSA by April 15.

Eligible students who miss this deadline could lose out on up to $7,500 in TAG funding from the State of NJ along with any EOF or NJSTARS II funding, if eligible.

That’s a loss of free money to help pay your costs!

Remember The State Won’t Wait! File the 2021-2022 FAFSA today by visiting fafsa.gov and logging in with your FSA ID and password.

After filing the application, you can log on to NJFAMS at njfams.hesaa.org to view your eligibility for state aid.

Visit stockton.edu/fafsa for more information.

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