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Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students

Fairleigh Dickinson University administers a variety of academic and need-based funding from federal, state and University sources. Financial aid is available to qualified full-time and part-time matriculated students at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Students applying for financial aid are considered for every program for which they are eligible.

If you have additional questions concerning the Metropolitan Campus, we can be reached at 201-692-2363, for questions or concerns regarding the Florham Campus, we can be reached at 973-443-8700. Also, you may email your questions to finaid@fdu.edu

The FAFSA should be completed EVERY year in order to determine eligibility.

New  students are expected to file their application no later than February 15th.

Returning students are expected to file their application no later than April 1st.

Financial aid awards are processed annually and are offered upon continued financial need, enrollment status, availability of funds, and maintaining satisfactory academic progress. In addition, a student may not be in default and/or may not owe a refund on any Title IV and/or HEA Loans and grants.

International Students and Athletes

International students are not eligible for federal, state or University need-based financial aid. However, international students are eligible for athletic funding, as provided by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) guidelines, as well as academic scholarships.

Community College Partnership

Students enrolled with Fairleigh Dickinson University at the Community College Partnership locations should reference the Community College Partnership Booklet designed to relay the unique financial aid information and processes particular to those academic programs. The booklet is available from the Admissions Office at 201-692-7310.

Financial Aid Offices

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm
(other hours by appointment).

Note: The University will be closed Fridays from June 19, 2015-August 7, 2015.

Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
201-692-2363 phone
201-692-2364 fax

Florham Campus
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
973-443-8700 phone
973-443-8534 fax

If you are experiencing difficulty resolving a financial aid issue, you may contact us at: 
finaid@fdu.edu. Use the text “Requesting Resolution” and your student ID number in the subject line.
If you have been unable to solve a problem with your federal student loan, you can ask the Federal Student Aid Ombudsman Group for help at:
U.S. Department of Education
FSA Ombudsman Group
830 First Street, N.E., Mail Stop 5144
Washington, DC 20202-5144

Useful web sites:

The SmartStudentTM Guide to Financial Aid - finaid.org

NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority - www.hesaa.org

Student Loan Marketing Association - salliemae.com

Federal Office of Post-Secondary Education - ed.gov/offices/OPE

Direct Loans: William D. Ford Federal Loan Program - ed.gov/DirectLoan

FastWeb: Free Scholarship and College Searches Plus Financial Aid Tools - fastweb.com

Wired Scholar - The Planning for College Destination - wiredscholar.com

Armed Forces Financial Aid - myfuture.com

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - nasfaa.org