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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 and payment request processes. HESAA staff will lead the discussion and training.

NJFAMS – Certification, Payment, and Reconciliation Training

This course will provide an overview of the NJFAMS certification process, payment request, and an in-depth review of the reconciliation process. HESAA staff will lead the discussion and training.

Best Practices for Acceptable Documentation

This course will provide an overview of typical documents HESAA asks for in the verification process and an in-depth review of acceptable documentation for verification, dependence status, and residency reviews. HESAA staff will lead the discussion and training, including a panel of HESAA staff for a Q&A session.

Best Practices for NJFAMS Reports

This course will provide an overview of all the school reports that are available in NJFAMS to assist you in the awarding, disbursing, and reconciliation of state aid. A more in-depth, hands on review of the selected reports will be included. HESAA staff will lead the discussion and training.

Public Benefits Training

The New Jersey Department of Human Services will provide training on the programs that it administers that could be of assistance to college students. These programs include Medicaid (health insurance), SNAP (food assistance), TANF (cash assistance), Child Care and Child Support. HESAA Grants & Scholarships will close to talk about the planned integration of information from DHS, update on Foster Care certification/verification and treasury data verification systems.