Don't Fear the FAFSA

Use the resources at Kean to get all of your potential FAFSA questions answered

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Don't Fear the FAFSA

Both the FAFSA website and Kean's Office of Financial Aid offer an array of resources for those looking to complete their 2019-2020 FAFSA Application in a timely and efficient manner.

Kieffer Braisted, Staff Writer

Year after year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application process seems to arrive earlier and earlier.

Overwhelming to some due to its extensive process, the FAFSA can serve as a point of stress amid the semesters. However, one can limit the stress and complications by using one of the many resources available to Kean students through Kean's Office of Financial Aid and the FAFSA website.

Located in the Center for Academic Success (CAS) Room 124 or online, the Office of Financial Aid offers a plethora of resources to answer any of the potential questions one may have regarding the FAFSA, financial aid or anything in the realm of one's tuition and billing.

Strictly regarding the 2019-2020 FAFSA Application, those are made specifically for online only access, so it is extremely imperative that one has all the information necessary to complete the application on a timely and first attempt basis.

Information regarding the commencement of the application process is available on the aforementioned FAFSA website. The website includes aid estimators, general frequently asked questions and what one should do after they complete the FAFSA process.

Also available are deadlines for the various FAFSA forms in every state and territory with the FAFSA available. Offered deadlines include the Tuition Aid Grant recipient deadline, fall and spring 2019-2020 FAFSA Application deadline and a separate spring term only FAFSA Application deadline. 

The deadlines in New Jersey are as follows:

2018–2019 Tuition Aid Grant recipients: April 15, 2019, by midnight CT (1 a.m. ET).

2019-2020 Fall and Spring Term FAFSA Application: Sept. 15, 2019, by midnight CT (1 a.m. ET).

2019-2020 Spring Term ONLY FAFSA Application: Feb. 15, 2020, by midnight CT (1 a.m. ET).

One should make it their utmost priority to complete and submit any necessary paperwork as soon as possible, as funding per state varies and is not infinite. Thus, time is of the essence to help avoid any potential mishaps or repercussions of a late application, such as a depletion or complete loss of potential financial aid received by the student.

FAFSA can oftentimes be the financial backing necessary to determine if a student can attend an educational institution or not. Students are urged to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA Application today.

For more information, visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact them at (908) 737-3190. 

about the author

Kieffer Braisted, Staff Writer 

Kieffer Braisted is a Staff Writer for The Cougar’s Byte. He joined the staff in March 2018.