FRESHMEN PARENTS WEEKEND - October 4th & 5th, 2013
Every fall, the Office of Student Life invites the families of our freshmen to participate Freshmen Parents Weekend. Coinciding with Homecoming Weekend, festivities include a number of educational sessions for the families, athletic competitions, performing arts programs, and reception for the families. For the more information, please view the 2012 event schedule.
JUNIOR PARENTS DAY - April 27, 2013
In the spring, the Office of Student Life extends an invitation to the parents and guardians of students in their next to last year at Stevens. The purpose of this weekend is to educate parents on the opportunities and challenges their students will face in their final year. In addition to information offered there are special events for families to enjoy including Spring Sports Day, performing arts, and a family reception. For more information, please see the working 2013 schedule.
Where do I find out about Housing options?
The Office of Residence Life provides this information on their website.
What are Duckbills and where can they be used?
Duckbills can be used on and off-campus to purchase food and a sundry items.
Where can I use Duckbills?
You can see a list of merchants on the Duckbill website.
How can I add money to my students account?
You can go to the online office and make a deposit.
Where can students park if they are not a senior?
Stevens has made arrangements with the Hoboken Parking Utility for students to park in a public garage on 2nd and Hudson Street. If students are interested in parking in the garage they should go to the Student Life Office and complete an application.
Where do students who are residing in Fraternities, Sororities or off-campus housing park their cars?
Students can purchase a temporary Hoboken Parking pass for $1.00/day for 45 days. The student must come to the Office of Student Life and pick up a letter stating that they are residing in an Apartment off-campus or in a Fraternity or Sorority House. They also must provide a copy of their schedule. Students will need to bring with them proof if registration and insurance. They can then proceed to the Hoboken Parking Utility office located in the basement of City Hall, they can enter from Newark Street, between Washington and Bloomfield Streets.
How does my student apply for Financial Aid?
The Student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually (after January 1). The online application can be found at the Financial Aid Website. Paper applications are available in the Student Service Center.
How does a student find a College Work Study Job on campus?
Student can look at the Student Employment Office website for job postings.
How many hours can students work if they are receiving work-study?
During the academic year: All Freshmen are limited to work 10 hrs per week. All Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are limited to 15 hours per week. Graduate students are allowed 20 hours per week. During Break Weeks: Undergrads are allowed 35.0 hrs per week and graduates are allowed 40.0 hours per week.
If my son/daughter received an outside scholarship who should we mail it to?
It should be mailed to:
Your Student's Name
The Student Service Center
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point on Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
How can I get a 1098T form?
You can go to the Financial Aid website.
Is there a loan that I can borrow in my name that allows for deferment of payments?
Yes, the PLUS Loan can be borrowed in the parent's name. The payments can be deferred until 60 days after graduation, withdrawal, or less than half-time enrollment.
How do I calculate my budget for an AMS/TMS payment plan?
You can go to the Financial Aid website.
Where does my student find information about consolidating loans?
You can go to the Direct Loan Servicing website.
How do I appeal my financial aid award?
Please send a one page letter describing the situation to the Student Service Center. A representative from the Financial Aid Office will contact you by mail to request all documentation necessary to process your appeal.
Where do I apply for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan that was awarded in my student's financial aid package?
If the student has not already completed a Master Promissory Note (MPN), he/she will be notified by the Financial Aid Office. The MPN can be found online on the Financial Aid website.
Should I automatically send all of my tax documents each year to the Financial Aid Office?
No. You only need to send your tax information to the Financial Aid Office if it is requested of you.
What does the Student Activity Fee cover?
The student activity fee is used by the Student Government Association to pay for activities and events of the 80+ student organizations on campus. The money is used to cover the cost of operating the Bowling Alley, On-Campus Movies, club sports, etc.
What is the Health service fee?
The fee will cover the service upgrades extend hours in the Health Center one night a week to 7 PM, health kiosk, basic prescription and over-the-counter medications at no cost to students, as well as other upgrades.
How can I waive the Stevens Health insurance?
Please go to the University Health website and complete the electronic waiver.
What is Co-op?
Cooperative Education ("Co-op") is a structured educational strategy integrating classroom studies with learning through employment related directly to the student’s academic major and career goals
How do students join co-op?
All students majoring in Engineering and Science are invited to attend informational meetings during the first semester of their freshman year. Freshmen officially join the program at the beginning of their second semester.
When do students begin their first work term?
Students can begin working early as the summer after they complete their first year at Stevens.
Where do students live while on co-op?
Students may live on campus or at home during their co-op work terms. Students who are studying full-time have priority when it comes to campus housing. If there are more requests for rooms than space, co-op students whose permanent residence is a reasonable commuting distance to their co-op jobs will be asked to live at home during the work term.
How will co-op affect scholarships and financial aid?
Co-op will not affect any academic-based scholarships that have been awarded. As need-based financial aid is dependent upon the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that you submit each Spring semester, co-op earnings may affect financial aid packages in future years. FAFSA forms should be completed for the entire academic year -- even if the student is scheduled to be in school for only one semester the following year.
Can students take vacation during their co-op term?
Students may take a vacation before the beginning or at the end of their Co-op term, but not during their assignment.
If my student is on Co-op, can they still participate in the Scholars Program? Study Abroad? Varsity Sports?
Yes, students are able to participate in the Scholar Program, Varsity Sports and Study Abroad while involved with Co-op.
Where can I find more information about the Co-op program?
For more information, visit the Co-Op website or call 201-216-5368