At-a-Glance

  1. Create Your FSA ID  (used for electronic fafsa signing)
  2. Request a Parent Create their FSA ID (dependents students only)
  3. Select the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (recommended)
  4. Complete sign and submit your FAFSA
  5. Review Your Student Aid Report (SAR) sent from the Federal processing center.
  6. Make Corrections to the FAFSA (if required)
  7. Submit all documents if requested by us to Office of Financial Aid
  8. Submit all documents if requested by NJ State (HESAA) to them directly. Log-in to NJFAMS
  9. Track Progress ‚Äď
    1. View CCM Titians Direct
    2. Monitor your CCM email
  10. Review your Financial Aid CCM Titians Direct- Award

Steps to Apply

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The County College of Morris federal school code is 007106, which should be entered when filing your FAFSA.

  • File the FAFSA online: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
  • Request a¬†FSA ID¬†from https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm – allow two weeks for receipt (email address¬†preferred for quicker response).¬† If filing without a FSA ID, when prompted, you and or your parent MUST print, sign and mail the signature page to the federal processing center.

Printable Student Guide for Financial Aid Get Adobe Reader

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Important Documents‚Äč Required for FAFSA completion (if applicable)

Before you start the FAFSA, it’s helpful to gather the following documents which may be applicable to you. You may need to refer to the personal or financial information on these items as you complete the aid application.

Please note the 2018-2019 FAFSA requires financial data only from your filed IRS income tax return from the 2016 tax filing year.

Financial References

  • Tax return (1040, 1040A, 1040EZ)
  • Tax return transcript
  • Tax schedules C, E, K
  • W-2s (all jobs)
  • Business value
  • Social Security benefits statement
  • SNAP benefits statement
  • TANF benefits statement
  • WIC benefits statement
  • Child support benefits statement
  • Unemployment benefits statement
  • Value of rental properties
  • Value of second Home
    • Other investments
Personal References

  • Social Security card (signed)
  • Marriage certificate
  • Pendente-Lite consent order or
  • Divorce decree
  • Legal custody or guardianship court orders
  • Foster care or orphan/ward of court documentation
  • DD214 veteran paperwork
  • Selective Service registration
  • Proof of Citizenship
  • Alien Registration Number (ARN) or I-94.

Filing Dates and Deadlines

(Annual FAFSA filing is available October 1 ).

FAFSA:¬† March 1 is the County College of Morris ‚Äúpreferred” FAFSA filing date or no later than the end of the federal income tax filing period (April), allowing for sufficient processing time.¬†¬† Additionally students may make all necessary¬†corrections online in needed.¬† The Office of Financial Aid estimated processing period¬†toward¬†your receipt of an aid eligibility¬†notice, may¬†take between¬†2 to¬†3 weeks.

Attention:Financial Aid applicant who register for class prior to an award notification by CCM may be required to pay out-of-pocket till awarded by us. Once aid is disbursed they will be refunded their financial aid eligibility amount by the Bursar Office.

Examples of FAFSA filing dates for a given enrollment period, during an academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer):
  • ¬†Enrollment during the 2017-2018 Academic Year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Summer 2018)
    –¬†¬†2017-2018 FAFSA must be filed for awarding aid.
  • Enrollment during the 2018-2019 Academic Year (Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019)
    –¬†¬†2018-2019 FAFSA must be filed for awarding aid.

To extend your financial aid into the summer semester an additional Summer Aid Form must be completed and returned to our office by March 1st., prior to the start of the summer semester.

 

What Happens Next – The Financial Aid Process

  1. About one month after filing, both you and the institutions you list on your FAFSA form will receive the results of your application in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR) for federal programs, and a Student Eligibility Notice (SEN) for New Jersey Programs.  Review the reports for accuracy and follow all instructions on these documents.  Verify that County College of Morris is listed on the SAR as an institution that will receive your information. CCM will access this data electronically to prepare your aid package.
  2. Students selected for the federal or institutional process called “verification”, will receive¬† an electronic notification from the County College of Morris of Financial Aid listing materials required to complete the aid determination process. Requested materials may include tax returns, proof of residency, proof of date of birth, citizenship, copy of social security card, selective service registration (males), proof of marital status, etc. Note: Name and CCM student ID must be written clearly on all materials submitted. All requested items must be received before an award determination is made.
  3. Once the Financial Aid Office receives and reviews the processed FAFSA and completes the financial aid determination process, an electronic award notice will be emailed to the students CCM Student email address. This notice will instruct students to logon to WebAdvisor /Titans Direct to view or print their awards (under “Financial Aid”). Students may also view additional documents which may be requested in order for the office to complete the aid determination process (under “Communication”).

How Aid is Applied to Tuition

All forms of aid (Federal, State, Institutional grants and scholarships) are applied to a student’s tuition account immediately after the add-drop period and the verification of attendance.¬† Student’s whose aid exceeds their tuition cost will¬†receive a refund check, which is processed by¬†the¬†Colleges’ Bursar Office.

 

FAFSA FILING

  • Students are able to submit their FAFSA earlier, as early as October 1¬† rather than January 1, as was the case in previous years.
  • Students will use earlier income information. Students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2018‚Äď19 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2016 income information, rather than their 2017 income information.

For more information, the Financial Aid Office recommends that students periodically view your County College of Morris student email.