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HESAA University Course Descriptions


Intro to NJ STARS

This course takes an in-depth look at the NJ STARS program and its administration. Topics include program history, eligibility requirements, application process, deadlines, recruitment file and working with applicant rosters and certification forms. Each disbursement, reconciliation and payment roster is discussed in detail. Real life examples will be presented throughout the training to determine NJ STARS eligibility. The session also covers commonly overlooked topics and procedures that may keep your institution out of compliance with regulations and policies for NJSTARS.

NJSTARS II

This course offers in-depth look at the NJ STARS II program and its administration. Topics include program history, eligibility requirements, application process, deadline dates, recruitment file and using the applicant rosters and certification forms. Each disbursement, reconciliation and payment roster is discussed in detail. Real life examples will be presented throughout the training to determine NJ STARS II eligibility. The session also covers commonly overlooked topics and procedures that may keep your institution out of compliance with regulations and policies for NJ STARS II.

 

NJFAMS: Certification and Payment Training

This course will provide an overview of the NJFAMS certification process along with the payment request process. HESAA staff and Office of the Secretary, EOF will lead the discussions and training.

Dependent or Independent for NJ State Aid and Special Circumstances

This course will review the dependency status questions on the FAFSA and acceptable documentation to support an affirmative response to each question to be considered for State aid. This course will also review State policies and procedures and acceptable documentation relating to dependency overrides. Examples of common dependency status cases will be discussed. Special circumstances in regards to professional judgement cases will be address as well (for example, projected year changes, etc.)

All Things HESAA

This is an all-day course ideal for financial aid and EOF professionals with up to two years of experience. Topics include an overview of the NJCLASS loan program, each State aid grant program (TAG, EOF, NJ STARS, etc.) the State verification process, and HESAA’s financial aid MIS system NJFAMS. HESAA staff and Office of the Secretary, EOF will lead the discussions and training.

Alternative FAFSA (Dreamers)

This webinar will give an overview of who is eligible to file the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application, the qualifications, the college’s responsibility in the awarding, disbursing and certification of these awards and the overall process of alternative filers in NJFAMS.