Financial Aid & Scholarships

FINANCIAL AID NIGHT

Financial Aid Night is held annually at Bernards High School each fallThe presentation can be download from our Presentations site.


STUDENT LOAN GUIDE

In January 2013 legislation was passed by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christie requiring the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) to provide a booklet/brochure and directing high schools to annually disseminate it to each student in the 11th and 12th grades.  In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:71A-35, the Student Loan Guide is blasted to all juniors and seniors through Naviance each year when it is first published.

PRIOR-PRIOR YEAR FAFSA (PPY)

This fall, students will be able to file for aid using prior-prior year (PPY) tax data, and for the first time, the form will be made available starting October 1 of the student's senior year of high school.  PPY Fact Sheet from NACAC

 


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SITES

BEWARE of any companies that ask for any sort of payment.  Remember that FAFSA has "free" in its title!  Be sure you are on the government site.

 


FINANCIAL AID SITES

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships and Special Programs for all Ridge students are posted on Naviance.  Log on, click on the "Colleges" tab, then scroll down and click on "Scholarship List."

FREE ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES

HOW TO AVOID SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS

FinAid.org provides information on how to identify scholarship scams, how to distinguish between legitimate and fraudulent organizations, how to protect yourself from scholarship scams, and what to do if you are scammed.