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NJ STARS Checklist

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NJ STARS Checklist

RCBC’s Application Process Steps/Instructions Due Date
Apply online to RCBC as a Degree Seeking Student. Go to rcbc.edu/apply. Open Enrollment
Submit Test Scores
Submit final official high school transcripts
Complete the FAFSA * To apply for Federal Student Aid, visit fafsa.ed.gov and start your application. Returning students with TAG: June 1
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) RCBC’s school code is: 007730 New students, and returning students without TAG: October 1
  Important: RCBC must be your first or only school choice on your FAFSA.  
Complete Additional Questions for Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)* To answer additional questions for HESAA visit njgrants.org. Returning students with TAG: June 1
Create a user ID, password and answer additional questions for state aid. New Students, and returning students without TAG: October 1
If you are selected for Financial Aid Federal Verification  Continue checking your WebAdvisor and mail for notifications As soon as notification is received from the Financial Aid Office.
If you are selected for Financial Aid State Verification Respond to any Additional Information Requests (AIRs) sent via email by the date requested. Deadline given in HESAA communication.
Tip: Questions answered and documents uploaded at www.njgrants.org are processed more quickly.
Submit your test scores (SAT, ACT, etc.) or take Placement Exams Submit test scores to RCBC Admissions office.  If the Placement Exam must be taken, take the tests any time after applying to RCBC, but before registering for classes for the first time.
If you do not have the required scores, take the required Placement Exams.  
Visit rcbc.edu/testcenter for testing center hours and locations. Tip: If developmental courses are needed, they must be taken prior to NJ STARS activation
Submit a signed copy of NJ STARS contract Visit rcbc.edu/njstars/contract to download the contract. As soon as possible, but prior to the first term
Completed contract can be dropped off at Evans Hall in Mt. Laurel or scanned and emailed to njstars@rcbc.edu.
Submit final high school transcript Submit official final high school transcript to RCBC’s Office of the Registrar at: As soon as available, but no later than the start of the first term.
900 College Circle
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Pay for the fees portion of your term bill Visit the Business Office in Evans Hall to pay your fees once your NJ STARS scholarship has been applied Payment is due on or before the payment due date. 
Note: Please visit rcbc.edu/businessoffice for payment due dates each term
RCBC NJ STARS Student! You will be officially certified as an NJ STARS student once all required steps have been completed. Upon completion of all steps, particularly your financial aid and HESAA paper work

*NJ STARS is not contingent on displaying financial need. However, applications for all Federal and State financial aid must be completed by the appropriated deadlines in order to be eligible for NJ STARS.

NJ STARS  Academic Advising Financial Aid Business Office
(856) 291-4261 (856) 222-9311 (856) 222-9311 (856) 222-9311
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