Financing Your Education

Financial Aid Application

How do you take advantage of all the financial aid Bloomfield College offers? Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by our priority deadline date of March 15th. If you need assistance filing the FAFSA, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at (973) 748-9000 ext 1212/1383.  Make sure to have a copy of your family’s and your federal tax return. We will help you take care of the rest! We look forward to learning more about you and helping you achieve your goals. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have about the financial aid process.

FAFSA is the key that opens the door to Financial Aid eligibility.

Beginning in January, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available for the upcoming academic year. Submit the completed FAFSA to the processor after January 1st, but no later than March 15th, in order to be considered "on time" for Bloomfield College evaluation. The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for all federal and state programs, which include Federal student loans.

The Federal School Code for Bloomfield College is 002597.

In order to complete the FAFSA online you will need a U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number PIN. If you do not already have a PIN apply for one now at Parents of dependent students must also apply for a PIN. The pin numbers serve as both a student and parent’s electronic signature for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

How need is determined?

Each college or university determines an estimate of how much it will cost for you to attend school, including tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. This is called your  Total Cost of Attendance and it will vary from one institution to another. To determine your financial need, your expected family contribution is subtracted from the cost of attendance.

Your Financial Aid Package

Once we receive the results of your FAFSA, we will create your financial aid package based on your financial need. You may receive some form of financial aid in excess of your need up to the Cost of Attendance.

We will send you a financial aid award letter outlining the financial aid included in your package. This notice will include general information about each award offered and instructions for accepting or rejecting each award. Federal Direct student loans will require supplemental applications if you are a first-time loan borrower.

Federal Verification

When you receive your Student Aid Report in the mail, you may see the following message on the comments page:

"Your application has been selected for review in a process called verification. You must submit to your school signed copies of certain financial documents."

If you receive this message, you will need to submit copies of you and your parents' (if dependent) federal tax transcipts for the prior year along with either the Dependent or Independent Verification Worksheet. For example, if your 2014-2015 Student Aid Report is selected for verification, you need to submit copies of 2013 Federal tax transcripts to the Financial Aid office. Please be advised that we will no longer be able to accept Federal tax returns.  If you are a continuning student, you will not receive an award letter, and financial aid will not be credited to your account until you submit all required documents and verification is complete.