Application Process

Application Process

Monmouth University uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as its primary application for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs; no supplementary applications are required. Students must apply online.

The FAFSA is completed each year using the student’s and parents’ federal income tax data and should also include Monmouth University’s Title IV School Code (002616).  Completed FAFSAs may be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education on or after October 1, 2024 and until June 30 2025 for the 2024-25 academic year.

Monmouth University does not have a deadline for applying for financial aid. However, students are encouraged to file as soon after October 1 as possible, as funding for several types of financial aid is limited, and funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Further, New Jersey residents must file the FAFSA to be considered for state grant (TAG) eligibility and should be aware of the following FAFSA filing deadlines set by the state:

TAG Recipients Deadline
First time TAG recipients September 15 of the current academic year
Prior TAG recipients April 15 of the preceding academic year
Spring Term only February 15 of the current academic year

Financial data provided on the FAFSA will be forwarded electronically to the University and will be the basis for the creation of the student’s financial aid offer. The financial aid offer will be sent to the student in a financial aid offer letter.  Offer letters will be sent by email; prior to enrollment, new students will receive the offer letter at the email address they provided on the application for admission, while continuing students will receive their offer letter at their University e-mail address; students may also review their financial aid via the financial aid Self-Service portion of the University's website.

Generally, the initial offer of financial assistance delineated in the offer letter is non-negotiable. The financial aid offer may, however, be altered as a result of one or more of the following conditions:

                    • Changes in the student’s housing status

                    • Changes in the student’s enrollment (i.e., credit hours) status

                    • Lack of satisfactory academic progress

                    • Receipt of financial aid from an outside source

                    • Discrepancies noted as a result of the verification process

          (Note that the U.S. Department of Education selects applications for verification. The verification process entails the comparison of actual financial data to that supplied on the FAFSA. Students selected for this process will be notified by the Financial Aid Office and will be asked to supply additional information.  Instructions for submitting this documentation will be provided by the Financial Aid Office.)