Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How do I apply for aid at William Paterson University?
  • 2. What is the deadline to apply for financial aid?
  • 3. If I miss the March 1 application date, can I still apply for financial aid?
  • 4. Is there an income level cutoff to qualify for financial aid?
  • 5. In order to receive financial aid do I have to apply every year?
  • 6. What is William Paterson's Federal School Code?
  • 7. How much does it cost to attend William Paterson?
  • 8. If I have a credit on my bill, when can I expect to receive the money refund?
  • 9. Do I need a separate form to apply for a Stafford Loan?
  • 10. How can I apply for Work Study?
  • 11. Do I need to submit tax returns?
  • 12. What does it take to be considered an independent student?
  • 13. If my parents are separated or divorced, whose income is reported on the FAFSA?
  • 14. What should I do if my family's financial circumstances change after I apply for financial aid?
  • 15. Should I use a Scholarship Search Service?
  • 16. Does applying for aid affect the Admissions decision?
  • 17. What if I received a scholarship from William Paterson, can I also receive financial aid?
  • 18. What happens after my freshman year? Will my aid be the same?
  • 19. Will my aid change if I move off-campus?
  • 20. What is a Federal Student Aid Identification Number (FSAID)?
  • 21. I can't find the verification and/or special conditions form on your website, where is it?
  • 22. How do I know if my financial aid cover my bill?
  • 23. What is the difference between Stafford subsidized and Stafford unsubsidized loans?
  • 24. How do I determine the total loans I have received throughout my years in college?
  • 25. How can I get a book deferment?