Financial Aid


In accordance with the March 16, 2020 Executive Order from Governor Murphy, the University has implemented a remote working protocol during the coronavirus crisis. At this time, we expect to be able to maintain current operations with minimal disruptions. Your patience is appreciated as we triage priorities and issues in the face of this unprecedented pandemic.

Our office staff is working to address your inquiries and continue to process financial aid functions. We will respond as soon as possible. Currently our office is open but with a limited staff. We ask that you call ahead to make an appointment. Refraining from multiple contacts will help us serve you better and more efficiently. 

Thank you and be well,

Office of Financial Aid

Contact information:

Phone: (973) 720-3945


**Please do not fax documents to our office**  

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid webpage at William Paterson University!

We are here to provide you with the necessary information to locate and secure available funding for your education. We are committed to providing exemplary service to our students, their families, the University, and the community at large.

Our primary objective is to assist students and families in planning and meeting expenses associated with attendance at the University. We focus on establishing aid eligibility, packaging scholarships, waivers, grants, loans, Federal Work-Study employment to eligible students, and providing financial aid counseling for the resolution of problems associated with financing your education.

This web page contains all of the information you will need to navigate through the financial aid process at William Paterson University. We have links to tutorials from the federal and state programs to help streamline the financial aid process.

Submit your 2021-2022 FAFSA today at

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