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Rowan College at Gloucester County

Applying for Aid

Students applying for financial aid while attending Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) should follow these guidelines. This section provides a general overview of the application procedures.


Step 1 – Apply for Admission to RCGC

  • Apply and be accepted to Rowan College at Gloucester County.

  • Enroll in a degree-granting program of study (A.A., A.S. or A.A.S.).

  • Note admission to a Title IV-awarding institution is a requirement for federal
    student aid.

  • It is preferred that students put their social security number on the admissions application so that it can be brought into the college's Financial Aid system without any delays.


Step 2 – Complete the FAFSA

  • Complete the FAFSA via

  • List the RCGC federal school code (006901).

  • Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for estimated eligibility and Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information.

  • View the Federal Aid webpage for comprehensive instructions.


Step 3 – Complete the State Aid Application

  • Complete the state aid application via the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) at

  • Create a username and password, then click "Apply." Write down your username and password for future semesters and academic aid years to come.

  • View the State Aid webpage for comprehensive instructions.


Step 4 – Track Progress

  • Check the email account used on the FAFSA for your initial SAR and EFC.

  • Check the RCGC student email account and Portal for documentation requests from the Office of Financial Aid.

  • Note a​pproximately 30 percent of applicants are selected randomly for verification, which requires additional paperwork and documentation to be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.


Step 5 – Apply for Additional Sources of Aid

  • Check the RCGC Scholarships website for other award opportunities. 

  • View the Types of Aid webpage for additional alternative resources.

  • Research private scholarship programs through your community organizations, churches, employers, etc. ​​​