The NJBEST Scholarship provides a tax-free scholarship to beneficiaries of an 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.
The minimum scholarship amount is at least $500 and requires contribution of $1,200 or more and the account to be open at least four years. The amount of the scholarship increases by $250 for every two additional years and $600 in additional contributions, up to a maximum amount of $1,500, depending of the number of years and level of contributions.
See chart below:
Full Years Account Open
Students must attend an approved New Jersey college, university or degree-granting proprietary school.
How to Apply
The 2019-2020 NJBEST Scholarship application will be available in NJFAMS after June 1, 2019. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester and May 1, 2020 for the Spring 2020 semester. The student (not the contributor) must log into NJFAMS to apply. To access NJFAMS now,
Other Resources You May Find Useful
NJBEST 529 College Savings Plan-New Jersey Investors Handbook
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