Financial Aid and Scholarships

 

All scholarship information and applications sent to RFH are posted on Naviance Family Connection.

Click here to sign in on Naviance and search the list.  Go to the Colleges tab, then scroll down to Scholarship List. 

Also available from that page- a National Scholarship Search hosted by Sallie Mae.

 Parents who wish to search the list must be registered users.

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New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide that is to be delivered annually, to students in grades 11 and 12. Click here to access a digital copy.

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The Financial Aid Guide for Students with Disabilities was recently published here: http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/disabilities

Additional resources for Financial Aid for Disabled Students can be found at http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/disabled-students/
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 Each year R-FH holds a “financial aid night” to inform parents of the process and update them of current and perceived trends concerning financial aid.The date for this evening presentation will be updated on our website. It is recommended that you attend this informative presentation.

To view the PowerPoint presentation Financial Aid 101 by Claire Alasio, VP of Enrollment and Director of Financial Aid at Monmouth University, Go to the PowerPoints and Presentation Notes page of the Guidance website.

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Fox College Funding LLC is providing free access to a series of video tutorials at www.MyFAFSAAssistant.org, to answer parents’ most pressing questions about how to accurately fill out and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

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  LendEDU.com  takes the stress out of student loans and refinancing by allowing consumers to view options from several lenders in just 5 minutes. In addition to low cost student loans, low cost student loan refinancing, and student loan consolidation,    LendEDU also provides a number of student loan tools including a repayment calculator, a student loan payment calculator and tips on personal finance.

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 With the rising costs of college attending, many families have good reason to be concerned, but there is a wealth of information and resources available to you.

All colleges hire full time financial advisors who keep current with the latest changes concerning financial aid and the financial aid process. Financial aid is offered through a package which may include any of the following: scholarships, student loans, and or work programs. If you have any financial aid related questions, please contact the financial aid office at the colleges to which you are applying.

Students applying for federal and state aid must complete the FAFSA form after January 1st of their senior year.

You will need your current year tax return, as well as your parents’ (that will be filed in April of your graduating year).

Financial aid funds are dispersed on a first come, first serve basis, so do not delay applying. Filing online is recommended, as the forms are processed immediately, while the processing of mailed applications can take six to eight weeks.

You must file your  Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application on line at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

  • For questions regarding the on line FAFSA application call 1-800-801-0576.
  • To see the status of your FAFSA application call 1-800-433-3243.
  • State aid information can be found at http://www.hesaa.org/
  • Sallie Mae is the government authorized lender.Their web site, http://www.salliemae.com/, includes a calculator that will estimate your families contribution toward the cost of college.
  • Many college/university and private scholarship programs require students to complete a FAFSA and/or the CSS/financial aid profile as part of the scholarship process. Please read the scholarship information carefully to determine if either or both of these forms is required.

Click Here to go to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Links on the Useful Links page of the Guidance website. Financial Aid and Scholarship Links