Getting Started

Before you can submit a first-time application you’ll need to create an account.

After you have your account, you can log in any time and view an application you’ve started (and continue working on it) and the status of your submitted application.

Create a new application here.

Continue an application you’ve already started.

Enter your account information exactly as instructed; then hit the submit button at the bottom of the page. Be sure to keep a record of your username and password, as you will need it to check your application status.Once you have an account, you can begin filling out a school application. You can either complete the application and submit it in one sitting, or save your work and continue it at a later time. When filling out your application:

To save what you have done so far without exiting, click the Save & Next button and close the browser.

To access an application in progress and continue your work on it, log back in to Extinguisher and you’ll automatically be connected to where you left off..Go to this link to continue your application. You will be asked to enter your username and password.Check your work carefully. When you are satisfied with it and are ready to send it to us, click the Submit button at the bottom of the last page. This saves your answers in their final form and takes you to the payment page.  Press the Click Here to Pay Your Application Fee link to proceed to payment. Once you take this step, you cannot go back to edit your application.

Note: Your application is not fully submitted until you pay your application fee and it has been authorized.On the payment page, you can pay your application fee by debit/credit card or echeck.

Yes, the server stores all information you enter under the private username and password you establish.Your debit/credit card information is encrypted during transmission from your browser to our server and during payment authorization. None of your debit/credit card information is stored in our database.The information you enter is encrypted and secure when you save it and when you send it.

Although general data collected on the system may be used in statistical studies and reports designed to assist institutions with planning, any information bearing your personal identification is disclosed only to the department to which you send it.Check your Activity Log to print a copy of your form, or to learn if we have received it.For help on the application itself, please contact our Call Center at 732-224-2020. For technical support or payment issues, please contact

Useful Hints 

You do not have to complete an application in one sitting. For example, you can start working on an application at your library’s computer facility, save your work, access the application at home on your personal computer, and continue working from there. Wherever you have access to the internet, you have access to the information you have saved.

When you complete more than one application, common information you provided on the first form is entered automatically in all subsequent ones. For example, if you have entered your name and address on an application and saved it, that information will be entered automatically on the next application you access (assuming, of course, that the next form also has name and address fields). If you change information on one form, it is also changed on any other unsubmitted ones.

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