Financial Aid at CSE
Your potential in life isn't determined by your income level, and at the College of Saint Elizabeth, we believe that access to a quality college education shouldn't be either. "Access" is what our financial aid program is all about, and we're committed to working with students and families to help make a CSE education affordable.
More than 90 percent of full-time CSE undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance. CSE provides not only need-based funding but also merit awards for academic achievement, leadership potential, and community service. Graduate students and part-time undergraduates are also eligible for aid.
A college education is one of the most important investments you'll ever make, but paying for it can be a big challenge for many. Contact us to find out how our financial aid program can help bring a CSE education within your financial reach.
The College of Saint Elizabeth utilizes the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to determine a students financial aid package based on the family’s expected contribution (EFC). Funding is available to students from a variety of sources including federal and state grants and scholarships as well as institutional funds and loans through the FFELP Stafford and PLUS loan programs as well as Alternative Loan thru educational lending institutions.
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the year in which you plan to enroll at CSE. We encourage you to complete the FAFSA on-line. You can complete a FAFSA on the Web worksheets available in the Financial Aid Office at your high school guidance offices. The first step in the process is to file for a PIN. This number will allow you to sign your application electronically. You apply for the PIN at the same website that you file the FAFSA. (see above). If you need assistance with the application process, please contact the Financial Aid Office. The schools six-digit federal school code is 002600. Your FAFSA application is filed directly with the U.S. Department of Education.
Once the College receives the results of your needs analysis from the federal processor and you have been accepted to the institution, the Financial Aid Office will prepare a financial aid award package for you. This award package will indicate the various types of aid (institutional, federal, state, loans and work-study) that you are eligible for. Students must reapply for financial aid (FAFSA) each year while you are in school.
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 973-290-4445 or email the office.
The Financial Aid Office has compiled a list of typical deadlines throughout the year, to keep you informed and help you remember. Please note any that apply to you, and of course if you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact us.
Financial Aid Award letters mailed for returning Women’s College, Graduate and Continuing Ed students.as students are registered for the upcoming academic year and their financial aid files are completed.
Returning student FAFSA filing deadline for NJ State TAG eligibility is June 1.
Bills for fall term are run and mailed traditionally the second week of July.
Bills due the first week of August.
Opening of school.
New students FAFSA filing deadline for NJ state TAG eligibility deadline for is October 1.
Stafford loan exit interviews for December graduates.
Bills for spring term traditionally mailed the first or second week of December.
- Calculate your eligibility for a CSE Academic Scholarship
You can find out now if you may be eligible for a CSE Academic Scholarship.
- CSE Early Estimator Form.
Complete the Early Estimator Form. This enables us to provide an Estimated Award Letter listing all the aid for which you may qualify. Also listed will be the estimated costs and most importantly, it will give you an idea of what you will pay for your first year at CSE.
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1. Our code is 002600
Before a final award is made, you may be required to submit documents to verify the information you provided. Your award is not final until these documents are received.