Grants and Scholarships
- Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) - The Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) Program is one of the nation’s largest and most generous financial aid programs, with nearly one in every three full-time New Jersey undergraduates receiving awards. Students can use TAG awards at participating New Jersey colleges, universities, and degree-granting proprietary schools.
- Part-Time TAG for County College Students - The Part-Time TAG Program provides pro-rated awards to eligible students enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program who are taking 6 to 11 credits per term at a New Jersey county college.
- New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship - NJ STARS is a program that was created in 2004 by the State of New Jersey to provide access to higher education for the State's highest achieving students. The eligibility requirements vary depending upon when you started community college or graduated high school.
- New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II - The NJ STARS II program enables successful NJ STARS scholars to transfer to a New Jersey four-year public or non-public college or university and earn a bachelor's degree.
- Educational Opportunity Fund Grant - The New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) is one of the nation’s most comprehensive and successful state-supported efforts to provide access to higher education for economically and educationally disadvantaged students. EOF grants assist low-income residents who are capable and motivated but lack adequate preparation for college study. EOF supports a wide array of campus-based outreach and support services to help program participants succeed and graduate.
- NJ-GIVS Scholarship - NJ-GIVS pays up to $2,000 per year for the cost of enrollment in an eligible certificate program, less any federal financial aid. The scholarship is funded by the Schools Development Authority (SDA) and administered by Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA).
- New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship - The New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship benefits dependent children of New Jersey residents who were killed in or who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 or who died as result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites.
- Survivor Tuition Benefits Program - Program provides free tuition at any public institution of higher education in New Jersey to eligible children and spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency service workers or law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Scholarships are subject to available appropriations.
- Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship - The Law Enforcement Officer Memorial (LEOM) scholarship benefits dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
- NJBEST Scholarship - The New Jersey BEST Scholarship provides a tax-free scholarship to beneficiaries of a NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan provided the beneficiary attends a college in New Jersey and the account has been open at least four years and contributions are $1,200 or greater.
- Governor's Urban Scholarship Program - The Governor's Urban Scholarship Program provides a merit award to high-achieving students who reside in New Jersey's 14 designated high-need communities, encouraging these students to pursue their higher education in New Jersey.
- Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars Program - This program was discontinued after the 2009-2010 academic year.
- Urban Scholars Award - This program was discontinued after the 2009-2010 academic year.
- Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant is the largest student financial assistance program funded by the Federal government. The amount of the Pell grant award varies based on your need, the cost of attendance, and your enrollment status.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Federal Pell recipients with the lowest expected family contribution (EFC) are the first to be considered for these grants.
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education - The Federal TEACH Grant is for students interested in becoming teachers upon graduation. Students who receive a TEACH grant must agree to fulfill a full-time teaching obligation.
- Scholarship Search - There are many resources that can help you find additional grant and scholarship money. Students and parents should be aware that there are also many less than reputable organizations that make claims about finding financial aid for a fee. In general, be wary of scholarships with an application fee, scholarship matching services who guarantee success, advance-fee loan scams and sales pitches disguised as financial aid "seminars".
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