After the FAFSA is completed
A Student Aid Report (SAR) will be forwarded by FAFSA to you by e-mail or regular mail, and an electronic version called as ISIR will be forwarded to the Financial Aid office at Brookdale. You should review your SAR for accuracy. If your FAFSA was rejected or you have corrections to make, you will need to go back online and choose the Correction option to make changes.
The SAR contains an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) which is used to calculate your eligibility for federal financial aid. You will receive a Student Eligibility Notice (SEN) from The New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority (NJHESAA) that will list the state awards and amounts you may be eligible to receive as a full time student.
Remember, the Brookdale financial aid office makes the final decision on the amount of state aid you are eligible to receive and will reduce the amount if you are not attending full time. The amount of your eligibility is based on the number of credits you are enrolled in at the time of disbursement. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits to qualify for state financial aid.
Missing Information / Verification
Brookdale will mail you a Missing Information Letter if additional documents are needed to process your financial aid file. Your application may have been selected for verification by Brookdale or the US Dept. of Education. The Financial Aid office is required to obtain specific documents from you. Be sure to check the status of your financial aid online. If you click on the Document Tab you will be able to print any document needed, or visit the Forms and Publications page where you can download Brookdale’s Verification Guidelines or Verification Worksheet. NJHESAA will contact you separately and request that you send them specific documentation. Please respond promptly in order to prevent delays in processing your application for aid and be sure that your address is current in Brookdale’s office of Registration. If you have any questions about what you are to provide, please call the Financial Aid office at 732-224-2361.