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Financial Aid Process • Payment Plans

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We know that paying for your graduate degree is an important factor when choosing a school. Contact the Graduate Information Office to talk more about the key factors to consider – or, read on to learn about the different ways you can finance your graduate degree.

Financial Aid Process

Applying for Financial Aid

Complete all steps below to apply for financial aid. Note: There are financial aid options that are not based on need. Most students in cohort programs use financial aid to pay for the program. We recommend that you complete these steps as soon as possible to make sure that your payment arrangements are in order by the first night of class. All admissions items must be received before financial aid will be disbursed. For help, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (732) 987-2258.

1

You will also need your 2020 Federal Tax Return, your FSA ID (https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm) and Georgian Court University’s School Code (002608). Graduate students are considered independent for financial aid purposes.

2

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy

You will receive this form from the government via email 7-10 days after the FAFSA is submitted.

3

Complete Loan Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note

Both can be completed at www.studentloans.gov (you will need your FSA ID from Step 1). 

4

If you need to make changes to your award, email the Financial Aid Office.

If you have any questions about your financial aid package, contact the financial aid office at (732) 987-2258 or by email at financialaid@georgian.edu.

Note: All students requesting financial aid for the summer semester will also need to complete a Summer Financial Aid Application once your Summer registration is processed. 

Enrolling in a Monthly Payment Plan

We offer monthly payment plans for the Fall and Spring semesters. You may view options and register for an account at www.mycollegepaymentplan.com/georgian. The cost to participate in a payment plan is $52 per semester. The enrollment fee and first payment are due upon registration. Use your anticipated balance on Self-Service to enter your budget for the payment plan. Contact Student Accounts at 732-987-2240 or studentaccounts@georgian.edu if you are unsure of your anticipated balance.

If you and your school qualify, this program may provide loan forgiveness for eligible Federal Direct Loans. This is a separate program requiring separate forms and processes. The U.S. Department of Education will determine your eligibility for this program.  Georgian Court University is not responsible to verify your eligibility for this or any other program. Please do not base your enrollment on this program as it can be difficult to ensure qualification for Government Programs, which are subject to reform and funding changes.

You must call 1-800-4-FED-AID to verify your eligibility or visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/teacher for more information.

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to  students who plan to teach in certain high-need fields. In order to be eligible for a grant, a student must submit a FAFSA form and sign a Declaration Sheet to agree to serve as a full-time teacher at certain low-income schools and within certain high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which the candidate received a grant. By signing the Declaration Sheet, you are confirming that you meet the stipulations of the TEACH Grant as outlined in the Declaration Sheet.  

For more information please contact the Financial Aid Office at (732) 987-2258 or financialaid@georgian.edu

Questions? Contact the Office of Student Accounts at (732) 987-2240 or studentaccounts@georgian.edu.

Important Notes:

  • We will work with students who receive tuition assistance from their employers. Students must submit a letter on company letterhead confirming your eligibility as well as the company’s payment policy by the payment due date of every semester. Your portion of the payment is due by the payment due date. Payment from the employer is expected 2-6 weeks after the semester ends. If not paid at the end of 6 weeks, it becomes the student’s responsibility.
  • If your employer offers tuition reimbursement, you must pay your balance in full or be enrolled in our payment plan by the payment due date. Your employer will pay their share of your tuition directly to you. E-mail Student Accounts to request an invoice with a breakdown of costs per-credit to submit for reimbursement.
  • Anticipated balances (charges minus anticipated aid) are due prior to the start of each semester. Payments can be made online through Self-Service. There is a 2.75% service fee for online debit or credit card payments. There is no service fee for payments made by electronic check (entering account and routing numbers). Payments can also be mailed to:
    Georgian Court University
    Attn: Student Accounts
    900 Lakewood Ave.
    Lakewood, NJ 08701