The Centenary University Financial Aid Office works with all applicants to assure that they receive the maximum federal, state, and Centenary financial aid for which they are eligible. In addition, the Office seeks to coordinate institutional aid resources to make a Centenary education a reality. Over 95 percent of our traditional full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid through a combination of grants, scholarships, student loans, and on-campus jobs.
Approximately $15 million in Centenary scholarships, grants and awards were awarded to our traditional undergraduate students this past year. There are no special applications to be considered for merit aid and qualified students are notified of their award in their letter of acceptance.
To be considered for institutional grants, students interested in applying for financial aid are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be completed online at: www.fafsa.gov. Centenary’s FAFSA Code is 002599.
Apply for Financial Aid
All new Spring 2016 students should complete 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible at www.fafsa.gov.
All new Fall 2016 students should complete their 2016-2017 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov on or after January 1, 2016 but no later than February 15, 2016 to ensure maximum eligibility. As tax information is not likely to be available prior to February 15th, families are encouraged to estimate their 2015 income information on the FAFSA in order to meet the deadline. Corrections to the FAFSA can be made after the priority deadline.
All continuing students should have their 2016-2017 FAFSA completed and all additional requested information submitted prior to the April 1st, priority deadline to ensure maximum eligibility. Additional requested material may include, but is not limited to, verification worksheets, tax return transcripts, W-2s, etc.
For information on deadlines for FAFSA renewal for New Jersey state funds, please visit www.hesaa.org.
Students will be awarded on a first-come first-serve basis, so apply as early as possible.
Director of Financial Aid
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Financial Aid Counselor
Administrative Assistant of Financial Aid