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Our Mission

The Office of Financial Aid specializes in providing personalized service and resources to help make your William Paterson University education as affordable as possible. We understand how various challenges can affect the goal of attending college and offer a wide range of assistance to meet student needs — regardless of background or educational status. The University continues to be at the forefront of access and affordability in New Jersey. We are here to help you find the best financial aid options to support your academic journey.

For a full picture of costs, click here to view our Net Price Calculator.

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program

The Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program (CCAMPIS) ensures that Pell eligible student-parents have greater access to higher education success through free to low cost childcare for children 2.5 through 5-years-old, childcare resources, parenting, and family engagement workshops.

The WP Child Development Center offers weekly tours (by appointment), monthly workshops, and childcare support for Pell Eligible student-parents. Click here for more information.

Information on Federal Student Loan Debt Relief
  • Nearly 8 million borrowers may be eligible to receive relief automatically because relevant income data is already available to the U.S. Department of Education.
  • If the U.S. Department of Education doesn't have your income data - or if you don't know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks.
  • The application will be available before the pause on federal student loan repayments ends on December 31st.
  • If you would like to be notified by the U.S. Department of Education when the application is open, please sign up at the Department of Education subscription page.
Information on the Fresh Start Program
  • On April 6, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced an initiative—called “Fresh Start”—to help eligible borrowers in default.
  • If your loans are eligible, you’ll temporarily regain several student aid benefits.
  • You’ll also get the opportunity to get out of default and keep those benefits for the long term.

    View details on the Fresh Start Program »


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Questions or need help?
Please contact our team at:
Morrison Hall 101
Phone: (973) 720-3945
M-F 8:30am to 4:30pm