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 an ISIR will be forwarded to the Financial Aid office at Brookdale. You must have completed the Brookdale Admissions process and have entered a valid Social Security number which matches the valid Social Security number that you entered on your FAFSA. You should review your SAR for accuracy. If your FAFSA was rejected or you have corrections to make, you will need to go back to the FAFSA Website 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 an electronic notification from The New Jersey Higher Education Assistance Authority (NJHESAA) that will require you to log in to NJFAMS to check your to do list and if your record is complete, 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 send an email to the students Brookdale email address if additional documents are needed to process financial aid. Your FAFSA 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 review your “check list’ in Web Advisor Self Service under My Financial Aid.  NJHESAA/NJFAMS will contact you separately and request that you upload specific documentation. Please respond promptly in order to prevent delays in processing your application for aid. If you have any questions about what you are to provide, please call the One Stop Call center at 732-224-2020.

Provide documentation requested by Brookdale by mail to Brookdale Community College Office; Office of Financial Aid; 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738, or FAX to 732-224-2003. You can also visit Brookdale’s One Stop Center in the CAR building on the Lincroft campus, or visit any Brookdale Regional location. Do not email documents as our email address is not secure. You will also be provided with instructions on how to upload documents using a secure process.

If NJHESAA/NJFAMS requests additional documentation, they will contact the student with instructions.