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
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 FAFSA
Complete the FAFSA via fafsa.ed.gov.
List the RCGC federal school code (006901).
Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) for estimated eligibility and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
View the Federal Aid webpage for comprehensive instructions.
Step 3 – Complete State Aid Application
Complete the state aid application via the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) at hesaa.org.
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 approximately 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.