NEW FAFSA Changes for 2017–18 Academic Year

Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Federal, State, and Rutgers deadlines for financial aid have changed.

  1. Students will be able to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) earlier. Rather than filing on January 1 students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1..  The earlier submission date will be a permanent change.
  2. Students will use earlier income information from an earlier tax year.  

NEW FAFSA Priority Deadlines for Rutgers University:

  • Incoming students should file before the priority deadline of December 1 to maximize financial aid and merit scholarship eligibility.
  • Returning students should file before the priority deadline of January 15 to be considered for all available funding.

The FAFSA must be completed EVERY academic year of the student's enrollment beginning October 1 using Rutgers Federal School Code is 002629. 


The New Jersey State Questions for Grants and Scholarships must be completed every year in order to be eligible for state aid (i.e. Tuition Aid Grant and EOF) by April 15

For more information please visit the Rutgers University Office of Financial Aid website.