Begin the Financial Aid Process
The Rutgers FAFSA federal school code is 002629.
To become eligible for financial aid, the first step is to apply by filling out the FAFSA. Candidates who file the FAFSA will be considered for all funds for which they are eligible. After Rutgers priority filing dates, funds will be awarded on an as-availailable basis.
Please note that international students (F-1 or J-1 visa holders) are not eligible by law for need-based financial aid.
Rutgers Priority FAFSA Filing Dates
|Semester of Enrollment||First-Year Applicant||Transfer Applicant|
|Fall/September||December 1*||February 1**|
|Spring/January||October 1^||October 1^|
*First-year students (fall): Submit the 2018–19 FAFSA. You will receive award notification by January 15 if your FAFSA and admission application are completed and submitted by December 1.
**Transfer students (fall): Submit the 2018–19 FAFSA. You will receive award notification by March 15 if your FAFSA and admission application are completed and submitted by February 1.
^First-year and transfer students (spring): Submit the 2017–18 FAFSA.