Undergraduate Financial Aid News

Federal Direct Loan Borrowers

All students who are receiving Direct Loans for the first time at FDU must complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note before their loans funds can be disbursed. You may complete it online anytime, anywhere at studentaid.gov/. It will take about 20-30 minutes to complete the session. We will receive confirmation in approximately 3-4 days after completion. All loans must be accepted on Self Service through WebAdvisor in addition to completing your Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling.

How to Accept or Decline your Financial Aid on WebAdvisor

In order to accept your financial aid award, you will log in to your WebAdvisor account. Click student tab. Go to the Financial Aid section (third item down on left side.) Click on last item “Financial Aid Self Service.” Select the Financial Aid tab at the top. In the drop-down choose “My Awards” Take the action of accepting or rejecting the available aid.

New Jersey Residents

Are you a NJ resident who has applied for financial aid? If so, please be aware of the following deadlines for submitting a FAFSA and state grant records (Applicant Information Requests (AIR), State verification, corrections, etc.) to the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA). HESAA determines your eligibility for the Tuition Aid Grant (TAG), Governor’s Urban Scholarship, NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs. You can find more information and log into your account at www.njgrants.org.

Deadlines for 2019-2020

Students who received TAG during 2017-2018 year (Renewal)
FAFSA Deadline for 19/FA & 20/SPApril 15, 2019
To submit all requested documentation & report additional state questions for 19/FA & 20/SPNovember 1, 2019
To submit all requested documentation & report additional state questions for 20/SP ONLYMarch 1, 2020
Students who did NOT receive TAG during 2018-2019 year (non-renewal)
FAFSA Deadline for 19/FA & 20/SPSeptember 15, 2019
FAFSA Deadline for 20/SP ONLYFebruary 15, 2020
To submit all requested documentation & report additional state questions for 19/FA & 20/SPNovember 1, 2019
To submit all requested documentation & report additional state questions for 20/SP ONLYMarch 1, 2020
College Code Change
For 18/FA & 19/SP recipientsNovember 1, 2018
For 19/SP ONLY recipientsMarch 1, 2019