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Financial Aid for Graduate Adult Students

The following federal and state financial aid programs can assist you with paying for your education.

In addition to financial aid, students are also eligible for student employment. For more information, please learn more about student employment online at our Career Services page.

The application for the above financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can apply online at www.fafsa.gov. Be sure to include our federal school code of 002599.  A FAFSA must be completed every year to continue receiving aid.

Our office will begin to determine your financial aid eligibility about one month before your class starts.

For information on how your financial aid will be processed, you will need to know when you initially began your accelerated program.

Deadline Dates

  • New Students should complete their FAFSA at least 2 months before their first course
  • Continuing students should complete their FAFSA at least 2 months before the end of their award year.

Processing Financial Aid

If your initial class was after August 1, 2012

The financial aid year begins with Accelerated Fall trimester and includes the Accelerated Spring, and Accelerated Summer trimesters.

You will be automatically awarded the maximum annual amount of Unsubsidized loans that you are eligible for each year. Direct PLUS and Alternative Loans may be reviewed upon approval from the lender. If you will not require the full amount awarded to you, please decline your loan or request a reduction in your loan amount to our office in writing as soon as possible.

Your financial aid eligibility will be determined about one month before your classes start. Our office will send you a financial aid award letter that indicates the amount of any grant or loan funds that you are eligible for. You must be enrolled and attend at least 6 credits each trimester to receive your loan. If you are awarded a loan and will not be attending at least 6 credits in a trimester, please notify our office immediately.

Your annual financial aid award will be divided in thirds with each third applied to one trimester.

Your funds will show as pending on your bill until after you have begun your second course for the trimester. Your funds will disburse, or be credited to, your student account shortly after you have begun your second course for the trimester.

You must be enrolled for at least 6 credits per trimester to receive a loan. For example, if your first course begins the week of 10/21/12 you would not be eligible for loans for the Fall 2012 trimester. Your loans would be awarded for the Spring and Summer 2013 trimesters.

Examples of how your federal loans may be awarded are below:

Example of Direct Loan Eligibility and Estimated Charges

Trimester

 

Term Begins Week of

Term Ends Week of

Estimated Charges

Estimated Unsubsidized Loan

Fall 2012

FA1

8/26/12

10/20/12

6,560.00

6,833.33

FA2

10/21/12

12/22/12

Spring 2013

SP1

1/6/13

3/2/13

6,560.00

6,833.33

SP2

3/3/13

4/27/13

Summer 2013

SU1

4/28/13

6/22/13

6,560.00

6,833.33

SU2

6/23/13

8/24/13

 

 

 

 

   19,680

20,500

 

If you withdraw from a class, your financial aid will be recalculated in accordance with federal regulations. For more information on how withdrawing can affect your financial aid, please visit our Withdrawal Policy web page.

If your initial class was before August 1, 2012

You will be automatically awarded the maximum annual amount of Unsubsidized loans that you are eligible for each year. Direct PLUS and Alternative Loans may be reviewed upon approval from the lender.

Your financial aid year is the longer of 30 weeks or 24 credits. In most cases, unless you are taking two courses at one time, your financial aid year will be for 24 credits which normally lasts for 52 weeks, or one calendar year.

Your financial aid eligibility will be determined about one month before your classes start. Our office will send you a financial aid award letter that indicates the amount of loan funds that you are eligible for. If you will not require the full amount awarded to you, please decline your loan or request a reduction in your loan amount to our office in writing as soon as possible.

Your annual financial aid award will be divided in half, with each half of your award applied to 12 credits (3 classes).

Your financial aid will not show on your bill until it has disbursed. Half of your financial aid will disburse shortly after you have begun your second course. The remainder of your financial aid will disburse shortly after you have begun your fifth course.

Examples of how financial aid can be awarded are below. There are examples for different financial aid year beginning dates.

Example of Direct Loan Eligibility for Accelerated Students

 

Estimated Loan

Course 1

10,250

Course 2

Course 3

Course 4

10,250

Course 5

Course 6

 

20,500


If you withdraw from a class, your financial aid will be recalculated in accordance with federal regulations. For more information on how withdrawing can affect your financial aid, please visit our Withdrawal Policy web page.

Contact Us:

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General Office Contact Information

Phone: 908-852-1400 ext. 2350
Email: finaid@centenarycollege.edu

 

Staff Contact Information

Evelynne Blatt
Director of Financial Aid
blatte@centenarycollege.edu

Jessica Rhodes
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
rhodesj@centenarycollege.edu

Joanna Cellary
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
cellaryj@centenarycollege.edu

Amanda Stecko
Financial Aid Counselor
steckoa@centenarycollege.edu

Kathy Worth
Administrative Assistant
worthk@centenarycollege.edu

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