Financial Aid at Brookdale

Dear Prospective Students,

We understand that waiting for your financial aid award package can be an anxious time. Due to unforeseen delays in the 2024-25 FAFSA processing, we want to assure you that we are working diligently to finalize your financial aid awards. Here are some important points to consider:

1. Processing Challenges: The U.S. Department of Education experienced technical issues during the FAFSA rollout, resulting in delays in data distribution to colleges and universities. As a result, our financial aid office is working hard to process applications and determine accurate award amounts.
2. Stay Informed: Please regularly check your email and our official website for updates. We will notify you as soon as your financial aid award package is ready. Rest assured that we are committed to ensuring you receive the financial support you need to pursue your education.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate your interest in Brookdale Community College and look forward to welcoming you to our campus.

The Financial Aid Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to increase opportunities for student access in higher education, to succeed by helping students and their families seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial resources. We will work together to provide service in a timely, equitable and caring manner, in full support of the community, College, and comply with all governing agencies. Emphasis is placed on the electronic steps of applying for financial aid, providing students links to the latest financial aid web sites, and providing students with the ability to check their financial aid status online.

Brookdale Community College is an Equal Opportunity educational institution. In order to promote this goal, the College makes positive efforts to ensure equal opportunity to all individuals without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status.

We at Brookdale encourage all current and perspective students to file a FAFSA. Doing so may provide opportunities to assist you in financing your education and is worth the effort. If you need assistance with completing your FAFSA, schedule an appointment with a FAFSA Coach here. 

Remember, students must have completed their Admissions process and entered their social security number on their Admissions Application before they can receive notification from the Financial Aid Office. Processing begins each April. If you, the student do not have a Social Security number complete the Alternative FAFSA


  • Make an appointment with a FAFSA Coach
  • Special Circumstances: If a student’s or family financial situation has changed since filing the FAFSA, a student may request a Request for Special Circumstance Review. Forms are located on the Forms and Publication Page. Once your request is complete, you can expect a response in 3-10 days,
  • Unusual Circumstances/Dependency Override: If you have extraordinary reasons for not being able to provide parent information on your FAFSA, you may request a Dependency Override. Forms are located on the Forms and Publication Page. Once your request is complete, you can expect a response in 3-10 days.

The pages within the financial aid website are informative and plentiful. Please take a look around! For now here are a couple of links to get you started:



We wish you well on your journey!