Spring Transfer Information

Transfer Students

If you are an incoming transfer student to Stockton University, follow the steps below to ensure a smooth transition to the institution.

Before you Transfer

Complete Your Application Today!

Once we receive all required material to make your application complete (application, official college/university transcripts from all institutions attended, auxiliary material), it takes about two to three weeks to receive an answer. You will receive the decision via mail, sent through U.S. Postal Service. 

Learn more at stockton.edu/transfer.

U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens should only follow the steps below to apply for Stockton scholarships, file the FAFSA and view their eligibility for state financial aid programs.

New Jersey Dreamers/DACA students should only follow the steps below to apply for Stockton scholarships and complete the New Jersey Alternative Application. Please note, all other undocumented students should only follow the steps to apply for Stockton scholarships. Learn more about applying for aid as an Undocumented student here.

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Apply for Stockton Scholarships

Stockton University offers incoming students the opportunity to apply for institutional scholarships based on academic and extracurricular achievement.

Accepted transfer students are considered for scholarships based on previous college performance.

Apply Today!

Please Note: If you have already completed a FAFSA, but we were not listed as one of your school choices, you can have the information forwarded to Stockton by making the correction online:

  • Go to fafsa.gov
  • Login using your FSA ID
  • Click "Make FAFSA Corrections"
  • Add Stockton's Federal School Code (009345) and resubmit the application

*Monitor your goStockton Portal/email for an offer notification.

How Long Will It Take?
  • 15 Minutes
What Is An FSA ID?

Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your FAFSA.

Students: You’ll need one in order to electronically sign your FAFSA form and to fill out a Renewal FAFSA form. Students also need one to apply for Direct Loans on StudentAid.gov.

Parents: A dependent student will need to have one of his or her legal parents sign the student’s FAFSA form, so the parent needs an FSA ID as well. Parents also need one to apply for a Direct PLUS Loan on studentaid.gov.

It’s important to understand that the student and the parent may not share an FSA ID. Your FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you.
How to Get Started:
  • Go to fsaid.ed.gov
  • Select "Create an FSA ID"


 Create an FSA ID

How Long Will It Take?
  • 30 Minutes
What Is The FAFSA?

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the application you will use to apply for federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

  • Apply after October 1st
  • Stockton Federal School Code: 009345
How to Get Started:
  • Go to fafsa.gov
  • Login using your FSA ID


Complete the FAFSA

How Long Will It Take?
  • 10 Minutes
What is state aid?

Just as the federal government offers aid to qualifying students who file a FAFSA, the State of New Jersey also offers aid to qualifying New Jersey residents.

After a student files the FAFSA, the State of New Jersey receives a copy of the application and uses the information to determine their eligibility for state financial aid programs. No additional action is required unless the state requests additional documentation from a student. Students can view their eligibility and any requirements at njfams.hesaa.org.

How to Get Started:
  • Visit njfams.hesaa.org
  • Log in with your NJFAMS username and password 
    • First time users will have to create an account to log in.
  • View your eligibility and click on your To Do List

Click here to view your eligibility


Please Note: If you have already applied for the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) or State scholarship, you must notify the Higher Education for Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) of your plan to transfer to Stockton by March 1 (for spring transfer students).

You may change your college choice online at njfams.hesaa.org.

How Long Will It Take?
  • 30 Minutes
What is the NJ Alternative Application?

New Jersey Dreamers students are not eligible for federal financial aid; however, these students could be eligible for state financial aid programs. To determine your eligibility, follow the steps below to apply. Learn more at njgrants.org.

How to Get Started:
  • Visit njgrants.org
  • Select the "NJ Dreamers" tab
  • Click "Apply Now"
  • Create an account to complete the New Jersey Alternative Application

Please Note: Qualifying New Jersey Dreamers students need to complete the application each year by the April 15 deadline to be considered for the grant.

Click here to Apply

Each year a student is eligible, they must submit an affidavit to the Office of Financial Aid. We will send the affidavit to all eligible students to complete and submit to our office. Eligible students must submit their high school transcript to the Office of Financial Aid the first time they receive the grant.


If you received Federal Direct Loans during your time at your previous institution, you must complete Exit Counseling for that school. Completing this counseling will still allow you to receive loans at Stockton University.

  • Visit studentaid.gov
  • Click on "Manage Loans"  and select "Exit Counseling"
  • Log in with your FSA ID and Password
  • Complete Exit Counseling

Additionally, if you received a Perkins Loan at your previous school, contact their loan collections office to complete an in-school deferment form.

The Next Steps

If you were an NJ STARS I recipient upon graduation from your county college, you must be sure to follow the above processes within the required deadlines and provide the Office of Financial Aid with your final transcript that indicates that you have earned your associates degree with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. For more information on NJ STARS II, click here.

Once a student files the FAFSA, they may be randomly selected by the U.S. Department of Education, for review in a process called Verification. Stockton University is required by federal regulations to verify the accuracy of the information reported on the student's application.

If you were selected for federal verification at your previous college and completed the process, you will still need to complete Stockton's verification procedures as well.

In order to comply with regulations, we may need to collect additional documentation and/or have the student transfer data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into the FAFSA.

Our office sends weekly emails to students notifying them of their outstanding requirements. Students can view their requirements through the goStockton portal.

View Your Requirements

Learn more about how to complete verification requirements at stockton.edu/verification.

After we receive all required documents and information, you will receive a confirmation email confirming that you have submitted all required documents. Then, we will review your account. After reviewing the information, we may determine that we need to collect additional documentation or information. If we need anything additional, we will send you an email. Check your goStockton email regularly for updates.

State Verification

Just like the U.S. Department of Education randomly selects students for Federal Verification, the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) randomly selected State residents for State Verification. Unlike federal verification, where the Office of Financial Aid collects and audits additional information on behalf of the federal government, state verification is completed by HESAA.

Log on or create an account at njfams.hesaa.org to view any outstanding items in your To Do List.

View Your To Do List

Visit stockton.edu/verification for instructions on how to create an account.

Instructional Videos:



After receiving a student's FAFSA, the Office of Financial Aid offers aid to new and transfer students. Students will receive an email notifying them when their financial aid offer is ready to view. A link to view their offer notification will be provided to students within the email.

View the instructional video to the right to learn how to view your financial aid offer as well as for a detailed overview of the offer.

Instructional Video:

After viewing your personalized financial aid offer for attendance at Stockton University, you can take action on your offer through the goStockton Portal.

Grants and scholarships are accepted on behalf of the student, so you do not need to accept or decline these. You can take action on federal direct loans through the portal.

Accept Your Offer

Instructional Video:


If you have decided to accept Federal Direct Loans, you are required to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) on studentaid.gov.

Failure to complete these requirements could result in a delay in the processing of aid.

Once these requirements are completed, the school will receive the information from the federal government within 3-5 business days. Once we have received the information, the requirements will show as satisfied on the student's account.

Complete Entrance Counseling

Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Loan Requirements


Student bills are viewable within the Bursar tab on goStockton portal.

View the instructional video to the right to learn how to view your bill.

Please note: Bills for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available in the middle of July, after Orientation & Registration. To view an estimate of your bill, visit stockton.edu/bursars.

Once all requirements are completed and enrollment criteria are met, all financial aid will be applied to student bills.

Students are responsible for any outstanding balance reflected on their bill. See below for additional ways to cover your balance.

View Your Bill

Instructional Video:


Don't miss out on any updates! The Office of Financial Aid sends important notifications and correspondence through email. In some cases, action may be required. In other cases, emails are informational. Please check your goStockton email account regularly for financial aid updates.

View Your Email

Check Your Email

Additional Ways to Pay

Scholarships are a great way to help pay your bill! Our office provides students with a resource to search for scholarships to help fund their education.

Explore institutional as well as private scholarship opportunities through our Scholarship Resource Center.

Follow @stocktonfinaid on Twitter for additional scholarship opportunities!

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Scholarship Resource Center

We understand that you may need additional time to pay the full amount of your bill. The Bursar's Office at Stockton University offers students several payment plan options to help accommodate these needs. 

Students may enroll in an interest-free payment plan and make installment payments rather than paying the total amount due in one payment. There is a non-refundable enrollment fee to enroll in a payment plan. 

The payment plan payment amount is determined by dividing the total amount due (including the enrollment fee) by the number of payment plan payments.

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 Payment Plans


To help fill the gap with additional funds to cover your educational costs, in addition to any Federal Direct Loans offered to you as a result of filing the FAFSA, we have provided you the opportunity to explore the different types of education loans to see which option(s) may work best to fit your needs.

Parent Direct PLUS Loan:

Parents of dependent undergraduate students are eligible to borrow a Parent Direct PLUS Loan up to the cost of their child's attendance minus other financial assistance. The loan is credit based and interest is a fixed rate.

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Private/Alternative Education Loans:

Private/Alternative Education Loans are non-federal government loans offered by private lending institutions as an additional source of funding for higher education.

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Education Loan Resources

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Financial Aid Appeals:

Financial Aid Appeals

We realize that there may be cases where your financial situation may have changed substantially and is now very different from the information you reported on the FAFSA. In other cases, a unique circumstance may also exist financially or relating to the dependency of a student. Below are the different types of financial appeals our office will review. If you meet any of the criteria for one of these appeals, follow the directions to submit your appeal to our office.

The FAFSA uses your family’s annual income from two years ago to project how much your family can afford to contribute toward your expenses while you attend college. This projection assumes that family income is relatively stable over the course of time. Federal law allows authorized officials in our office to make certain adjustments to your income data so that it accurately reflects your family’s situation. Learn about eligibility and how to submit an income adjustment appeal below.

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Federal student aid programs are based on the concept that it is primarily your and your family’s responsibility to pay for your education. Dependent students are required to report parental information on the FAFSA; however, some student situations will require extra discretion in determining their ability to provide this information. Our office provides the opportunity for students to appeal their FAFSA Dependency Status by submitting documentation of their situation. Complete our dependency status review form below, so that we can determine if you may be eligible for a dependency status review.

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Financial Aid FAQ's:

Click here for a list of frequently asked questions that our office receives as well as answers to these questions. Feel free to review our website for more information as well as for helpful links and resources.


Many times, a student's parent or other person may want to speak to our office about a student's account. 

Students who want to designate a proxy (parent or other person) to view specific educational records should go to the Proxy Management link in the goPortalThe Proxy Managagement link is in the Student Services tab under Student Tools. 

We are unable to speak about a student's account with anyone that has not designated as a proxy.

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