Important Dates and Deadlines

Important Deadlines and Dates
2019-2020 FAFSA Filing Deadlines

The Federal processor must receive your FAFSA (not postmarked) by the dates below to be considered for all New Jersey State Aid programs, which are managed by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA). This includes the Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), Educational Opportunity Grant (EOF), Governor’s Urban Scholarship, NJ STARS and NJ STARS II.

For NJ Residents

In order to participate in New Jersey State Aid programs, eligible students must file their FAFSA by the following dates:

  • 2019-2020 Renewal for 2018-2019 TAG Recipients – April 15, 2019
  • Non-Renewal for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 – September 15, 2019
  • Non-Renewal for Spring 2020 Only – February 15, 2020
For Out-of-State Residents

The Office of Financial Aid recommends that students file their FAFSA as soon as possible for maximum consideration of need-based aid. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Processed applications take 2-3 business days to be integrated into university systems

  • Recommended Filing Date for Fall 2019 – February 1st, 2019
  • Recommended Filing Date for Spring 2020 – Dec. 1st, 2019
  • Recommended Filing Date for Summer 2020 – March 1st, 2020
State Grant Records

Description text: State grant recipients must finalize and complete their records by the following dates:

  • Grant recipients starting in Fall 2019 – November 1st, 2019
  • Grant recipients starting only in Spring 2020* –  March 1st, 2020
    *Or 30 days from initial notification.
University Deadlines

Tuition Due Dates

  • Fall 2019 – August 1, 2019
  • Spring 2020 – December 1, 2019
  • Early Summer 2020 – May 1, 2020
  • Late Summer 2020 – June 1, 2020
Health Insurance Waiver Availability and Deadlines

Fall 2019

  • Available on First Student: September 23, 2019
  • Deadline to complete waiver: September 28, 2019

Spring 2020

  • Available on First Student: December 1, 2019
  • Deadline to complete waiver:  February 6, 2020
Book Vouchers

Fall 2019

  • Start Date: July 29, 2018
  • End Date: September 6, 2018

Spring 2020

  • Start Date: December 16, 2019
  • Start Date: January 24, 2019
Tuition Management Payment (TMS) Plan

Fall 2019

  • 5 month: July 1, 2019
  • 4 month: August 1, 2019
  • 3 month: September 1, 2019

Spring 2020

  • 5 month: December 1, 2019
  • 4 month: January 1, 2020
  • 3 month: February 1, 2020
Financial Aid Disbursement and Student Refunds

Financial aid disbursements typically occur two weeks after the published add/drop period, once enrollment and eligibility are confirmed. Student refunds (credit balances) typically occur two weeks after financial aid disbursements if applicable. See Student Refund Policy for credit balances created with excess Title IV funds.

Withdrawal Refund Policy

Traditional students withdrawing from a course(s) are required to complete a Drop/Add form provided by the Office of the Registrar. Drop/Add forms must be completed and forwarded to the Office of the Registrar in a timely fashion. Withdrawal refunds will be calculated on the date these forms are received by the Office of the Registrar, not by the last date of attendance. All fees are non-refundable after the 100% withdrawal period. The withdrawal refund dates for tuition and room/board is as follows:

Fall 2019

Last Day for 100% Refund (Drop/Add Period) September 3, 2019
Last Day for 75% Refund September 10, 2019
Last Day for 50% Refund September 14, 2019
Last Day for 25% Refund September 24, 2019
Withdrawal after after September 24, 2019 is 0% Refund

Spring 2020

Last Day for 100% Refund (Drop/Add Period January 22, 2020
Last Day for 75% Refund January 29, 2020
Last Day for 50% Refund February 5, 2020
Last Day for 25% Refund February 12, 2020
Withdrawal after February 12, 2020 is 0% Refund

Summer I 2020

Last Day for 100% Refund (Drop/Add Period May 26, 2020
Last Day for 75% Refund June 4, 2020
Withdrawal after June 4, 2019 is 0% Refund

Summer II 2020

Last Day for 100% Refund (Drop/Add Period) July 14, 2020
Last Day for 75% Refund July 21, 2020
Withdrawal after July 21, 2020 is 0% Refund

 

Drop/Add forms must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar. Withdrawal refunds will be calculated on the date these forms are received by the Office of the Registrar, not by the last date of attendance. All fees are non-refundable after the 100% withdrawal period.

Withdrawal Refund Policy for Non-Traditional Students

Withdrawal refund percentages and dates are calculated according to specific program formulas and calendars. These programs include trimester and eight-week programs. Further information can be obtained from the individual academic division or the Office of Student Financial Services.

Non-traditional withdrawal refund policy for Non-traditional students is as follows:

  • Canceled Courses = 100% Tuition Refund
  • Withdrawal within the first week of class = 100% Tuition Refund
  • Withdrawal within the second week of class = 50% Tuition Refund
  • No refund within or after the third week of the course