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Financial Aid at Gloucester

Financial Aid at Gloucester


Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Rowan College will accept FAFSAs on a rolling basis during the academic year. However, it cannot guarantee that students filing their applications after the May 1 priority deadline will have their financial aid awarded by the fall and/or spring payment due dates.

  • May 1, 2020 – priority deadline; students are encouraged to complete 2020-2021 FAFSA by this date.

  • June 30, 2021 – final deadline for filing the 2020-2021 FAFSA. (This is an important date for students attending Rowan College for the summer 2020 term. The Rowan College (Gloucester) federal school code 006901 must be added to the 2020-2021 FAFSA before June 30.)

Helpful Tip: The best time to complete the FAFSA is three weeks after students/parents 
file their tax returns but before the May 1 priority deadline. Allowing three weeks after the taxes are filed will permit use of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. Successfully using this option facilitates verification and might enable your file to be processed sooner than the typical 30-day timeframe. ​

State Student Aid (HESAA)

FAFSA Filing Deadlines

The FAFSA must be received by the federal processor (not postmarked) by the following dates to be considered for the NJ TAG, STARS and EOF programs:

​​Returning Students/Renewal Applicants
  • Jun​e​ 1, 2​020 – renewal applicants; FAFSA filing deadline for returning students who received any New Jersey state aid d​​uring the 2019-2020 year.

​New Students/Non-Renewa​l Applicants
  • ​​​​​​​Sept. 15, 2020 – new/non​-renewal applicants; FAFSA filing deadline for all other students interested in obtaining state ​aid for either full academic year or Fall semester only.

  • Feb. 15, 2021 – new/non-renewal applicants​; FAFSA filing deadline for Spring-only aid.

State Grant Record Deadlines

Students must have completed HESAA State Grant Records (Applicant Information Requests, state verification, corrections, etc.) by the following dates. These are the deadlines for reporting additional information, making corrections and submitting requested documentation to the State of New Jersey. 

​​Returning Students/Renewal Applicants

​​Students who received state aid (TAG, STARS, EOF) during the 2019-2020 year are considered renewal applicants.​

  • Nov. 1, 2020 – deadline for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

  • Feb. 1, 2021 — deadline for Spring 2021 semester only. 

New Students/Non-Renewal Applicants

​​​Students who did not a​pply and receive state aid (TAG, STARS, EOF) during the 2019-2020 year are considered new/non-renewal applicants. ​

  • Nov. 1, 2020 — deadline for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters. 

  • March 1, 2021 – deadline for Spring 2021 semester only​.

College Code Change Deadlines

All students who are attending Rowan College, and want to receive state aid at the College, must specify this with HESAA. All students have until the following ​​deadlines to update their school choice as RCSJ-Gloucester(state college code 2281). 

  • ​​​Nov. 1, 2020 — all applicants; deadline for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

  • March 1, 2021 — all applicants; deadline for Spring 2021 semester only.