About Your Award

Award Determination

The determination of your award package is based on the cost of attendance, the EFC resulting from your FAFSA, and other resources you have to use towards the cost of attendance such as state funding or outside scholarships. The EFC is also used to determine eligibility for a Pell Grant.

Estimated Financial Aid Cost of Attendance

Full Time (13 credit average) Students (9 Months)


TUITION $3191 $3,191
FEES 766 766
ROOM AND BOARD 6994 10442
TOTAL BUDGET $17,159 $20,607










Part Time Students (Pro-rated Budgets)
Part-time budgets will be constructed in the following manner:

  • ¾ time students .75 x (Tuition, Fees, Books and Supplies, Transportation, Personal Expenses) + Room and Board.
  • ½ time students .50 x (Tuition, Fees, Books and Supplies, Transportation, Personal Expenses) + Room and Board.
  • Less than ½ .25 x (Tuition, Fees, Books and Supplies, Transportation –( No Room/Board, Personal)

Award Notification

Once the financial aid office has received all required documents, you will receive an AWARD NOTIFICATION LETTER detailing your eligibility for aid. You may also receive an email alerting you to check your financial aid award on-line! Please be aware that your award package will be based on your eligibility for aid, your enrollment status, as well as the availability of funds. Be sure to review all messages associated with your award letter. Click here to learn more about award letter procedures and your Rights and Responsibilities as a financial aid student. Please note that it is your responsibility to determine if your financial aid awards are enough funding to cover your tuition and fees. If not, you will be expected to pay the difference to the college within payment deadlines.

Checking the Status of My Financial Aid

Once you are admitted to the College, Brookdale will assign all students with a NET/ID USER NAME and PASSWORD for use of the college’s student online system called MYBROOKDALE. Sign on to WEBADVISOR or click on Financial Aid on the top of your screen. Check the status of your financial aid and monitor your financial aid processing (documents needed, awards by term, etc.) by accessing the college’s financial aid online system called, Financial Aid Online. Log in using the same number as your NET/ID USER NAME and PASSWORD. Click here to check your financial aid online.

Disbursement Procedures

Tuition & Fees: Once your financial aid is posted to your student account, your disbursement will pay off your semester tuition and fees and any College Store charges. If your award is large enough to cover your costs, you will not be required to make a payment.

Books and supplies: If your award is larger than your tuition and fees, you may use the difference to purchase books and supplies at the Scroll & Pen, Brookdale’s College Store. Bookstore charges must be completed by the end of the Add/Drop period which is usually the first ten days of classes.

Payment of any remaining aid: If your award is larger than your tuition and fees and books and supplies you may be eligible for a refund because there is a credit balance on your account. After tuition and fees, and college store charges have been posted to your account and financial aid credited to your account, any credit balance will be disbursed to you directly. You can expect a refund approximately two weeks after your financial aid has been credited to your account resulting in a credit balance. If you are enrolled in both a 15 week and a 10 week term, your financial aid will not be posted until after the last term you are registered. The timing of disbursements is dependent on the type of aid received.

Disbursement Guidelines

  • Federal Grants (Pell and SEOG):  Within 3-5 days after the add/drop period for the last term with registered credits
  • State Grants (TAG, EOF, NJSTARS) Within 3-5 days after the add/drop period for the last term with registered credits, however the amount of your grant will be based on the number of credits you attending at the time of disbursement.
  • Loans: The first half of your loan(s) will be made after 30 days of the date the term begins, and the second half at the mid-point of the term. You must be attending at least 6 credits to qualify for disbursement.

Refund Procedures

Students who completely withdraw from all of their Brookdale courses while receiving student financial aid are subject to having all or part of their financial aid returned to the appropriate financial aid issuers.

For those students who withdraw prior to 60% of the enrolled period elapsing, a pro-rata schedule is used to determine how much Student Financial Aid (SFA) funds were earned at the time of withdrawal.

A student who receives all “F” grades with a last date of attendance prior to the 60th% of a term is considered an unofficial withdrawal. For these students who unofficially withdraw, the last date of attendance reported by the instructor after the end of the term is used.

SFA funds must be returned in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Direct Loans
  2. Subsidized Direct Loans
  3. Federal PLUS loans
  4. Federal Pell Grants
  5. Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)
  6. State Scholarships

If more aid is received that could have been reasonably spent for non-institutional costs (excluding Federal Direct Loan Programs), the unearned portion must be returned to SFA Programs.

Rights and Responsibilities

Click here to learn more about award letter procedures including your rights and responsibilities as a financial aid student.