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Stockton University's Messages on the 2024-25 FAFSA Delays



It’s the Office of Financial Aid at Stockton University here with a very important financial aid update!

With the changes to the 24-25 FAFSA, have come significant delays in not only the launch of the application, which is usually open on Oct. 1 and was delayed until Dec. 30, but also to the processing of applications and the dissemination of student FAFSA data to all schools throughout the nation.

Previously, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced that it would begin sending 24-25 FAFSA data to schools in late-January. This was then delayed to mid-March. To date, institutions have only received some student’s 24-25 FAFSA data. According to ED, this process will ramp up in the next several weeks/months.

Please be aware that after we begin receiving student’s 24-25 FAFSA data, we will work as quickly as possible to provide all students with accurate aid offers and financial aid requirements. Without any further delays, we anticipate sending aid offers to students beginning in May.

Please understand that if a student has already filed their 24-25 FAFSA and it is in an “In Review” or “Processed” status via their account, they have completed all requirements up to this point. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) expects that if needed, students will be able to log into their account and make FAFSA corrections starting in April.

All students should continue to monitor their emails for updates. Students will receive emails letting them know when the university receives their 24-25 FAFSA, when their 24-25 Financial Aid Offer is ready to view and when/if they have any outstanding requirements to complete. Please note that student aid offers are contingent upon the completion of all requirements.

Please also note that the State of New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has also experienced delays in receiving FAFSA data from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). As a result of these delays, it is possible that students could receive initial aid offers that do not include state aid. Once state aid eligibility is determined, eligible students will receive a revised financial aid offer including all aid for which they are eligible.

If they haven’t already, please remind your students to complete their 24-25 FAFSA at! Anyone who received the State Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) and/or the Stockton Promise in the 23-24 academic year must complete the 24-25 FAFSA by May 15, 2024 to be considered for any type of state aid and the Stockton Promise for the 24-25 academic year.

NJ Dreamers are not eligible for federal aid, but could be considered for state aid. If your student identifies as an NJ Dreamer, be sure to have them complete the 24-25 NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application at Those who received the NJ Alt. Tuition Aid Grant (Alt. TAG) and/or the Stockton Promise in the 23-24 academic year must complete their 24-25 NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application by May 15, 2024 to be considered for any type of state aid and the Stockton Promise for the 24-25 academic year.

For the most up to date information, please be sure to monitor your email, our webpage and our @stocktonfinaid social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter).

We’re in this together and it’s our goal to make the financial aid process as stress-free as possible! Feel free to contact our office at with any questions you may have!


The Office of Financial Aid


View previous messages below: 



  • In light of the FAFSA delay, Stockton has extended their deposit deadline beyond May 1st. Learn more about paying the deposit or requesting a financial difficulty waiver here.
  • The following programs have early deadlines for fall 2024 entry: accelerated medical, pharmacy, and nursing. Please visit our Applications page for dates and more details. 


  • Is your student admitted for fall 2024? Submit their enrollment deposit to secure their place in the incoming class! Learn more about paying the deposit here
  • Use our net price calculator and bill estimator to give you an approximate personal cost to attend Stockton. 
  • First-year students who have not submitted SAT/ACT scores must complete placement testing prior to New Student Orientation - learn more at
  • New Student Orientation is a mandatory event for all new incoming students. Invitations will be emailed to students by the end of April 2024. 
  • Our Stockton Promise and Garden State Guarantee grant programs provide free tuition & fees for eligible students. Visit and for full eligibility requirements and more program details!
  • Visit Stockton! RSVP for an Open House or campus tour today! 


  • Stockton University strongly recommends but no longer requires employees and students to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.


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