It is our pleasure to assist all veterans and dependent student receiving parental Veterans Education Benefits at The College of New Jersey!
The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is here to serve and counsel veterans on the various financial aid resources available. This portal website is designed to help military personnel and their families quickly find specific information, people and resources that will support your success at TCNJ.
The links on the menus throughout this page may be the best starting place for finding specific offices and people within those offices to answer your questions.
GI Bill® Comparison Tool – Learn about educational programs and benefits, click here.
Shopping Sheet Information for VA benefit recipients (PDF). The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 requires educational institutions to make certain disclosures to students using federal military and/or VA educational benefits. To assist you to make informed decisions regarding financing your education, information has been provided regarding financial aid (grants and loans), college financing plan, and additional financial planning tools. For additional information about The Johnny Isakson and avid P. Roe Act click here.
Financial Aid – Title IV Funding
The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) is a Title IV school that processes U.S. federal student aid. Attendees of TCNJ, who demonstrate financial need, may be eligible to receive student loans, grants and work-study funds. TCNJ follows the rules put in place through the Higher Education Act and all of its subsequent amendments. As it relates to higher education, from its conception through current day, the act protects students from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin. In 1972, Title IX was added to include protection from discrimination on the basis of sex. There are a number of Title IV funds available to students attending a Title IV institution.
When the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is filed students are considered for grants (undergraduate students only) and the Federal Direct Stafford Loan (FDSL) to help cover the cost of college. To speak with a counselor about the FDSL program or private loans email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Academic Advising at The College of New Jersey provides a wide range of advising resources. Students are assigned an academic advisor who is a faculty member in their major program or an assistant/associate dean in their school. Advising support may also be provided by faculty mentors teaching First Seminars, department chairs, the Office of Liberal Learning, the Center for Student Success, the EOF Program, and/or the Career Center. Students are ultimately responsible for their own academic progress and for determining that they meet all academic requirements. The Academic Requirements report, a tool to assist in tracking academic progress, is available to all students in PAWS. Students are strongly encouraged to regularly review their Academic Requirements report. Both the undergraduate bulletin and Graduate Bulletin references academic advising and degree requirements.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.