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First-Year & Transfer Students

For the 13th consecutive year, Ramapo College of New Jersey is listed in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine. Ramapo is ranked among the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for in-state tuition and fees for 2019-2020. Though we are one of the best values, financial aid is an important part of the decision making process for accepted students.

Once your estimated financial aid package has been prepared, it will be uploaded to your Application Portal and you will receive an email, entitled “Status Update”.  Login to your portal at https://apply.ramapo.edu/apply. Once logged in, you can view the Federal College Financing Plan under Decisions. Please note that your financial aid package is based on the information you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and that the College Financing Plan details your financial aid package, as well as your Cost of Attendance (COA), rather than the Direct Cost.

The Direct Cost is the total out-of-pocket cost billed by the College that you will actually pay. Direct costs include tuition and fees, and on-campus room and board. These are all items you pay directly to RCNJ. The Cost of Attendance is an ESTIMATE of your educational expenses for the academic year. The COA consists of both Direct Costs and Indirect Costs. Books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses are indirect costs. You will not receive a bill from Ramapo College with those items listed, but we realize that students do have those additional items as expenses, so we include them in your estimated costs to help with family financial planning.

The webpage Understanding Your Financial Aidhas been created to assist you with reviewing the financial aid package detailed in the College Financing Plan.  You will also find useful information you should review in the documents “Next Steps” and “Terms, Conditions & More Information”.

Next Steps    Terms, Conditions & More Information

Parent & Private Loan Tip Sheet

Ramapo

The FAFSA is available on the Web on October 1 of each calendar year.  Applicants should use Ramapo’s school code (009344) when filing.

Aid Application Information: NJ Residents

The FAFSA On The Web confirmation page you MUST select the “optional feature” link to apply for NJ State based Financial Aid in order to be considered for NJ State Aid (TAG etc) from the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority HESAA

If you have already completed the FAFSA and have not provided this information to HESAA, you can provide it to them directly at their website by following the link to “Report additional information for state aid.”

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Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA,
A Student’s Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

For a step-by-step visual guide on completing your FAFSA application, please click on the following link: http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu/fafsasimplification/

Aid Application Information

First-Year

In order to be considered for financial aid all applicants must complete a FAFSA form and be accepted to Ramapo College. When completing your admissions application please be sure to provide your Social Security number.

Transfer Students

Transfer students must initiate a Federal school code change on their FAFSA to ensure that their account will be appropriately credited. Students should begin this process at the time of application to Ramapo.

In order to be considered for financial aid all applicants must complete a FAFSA form and be accepted to Ramapo College. When completing your admissions application please be sure to provide your Social Security number.

Financial Aid Tips for Transfer Students (PDF)

NEW JERSEY STUDENTS: New Jersey State resident transfer students should contact the New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority online at https://njfams.hesaa.org or by phone at (800) 792-8670, to transfer any awards to Ramapo College.