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New Jersey Alternative Application

The New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application allows NJ Dreamers enrolled in eligible New Jersey colleges and universities to apply for state financial aid.

Who should complete this application?

Complete this application if you are not a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen and meet all of the following criteria;

  • Attended a New Jersey high school for at least three (3) years
  • Graduated from a New Jersey high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in New Jersey
  • Are able to file an affidavit stating that you have filed an application to legalize your immigration status or will file an application as soon as you are eligible to do so

Click here to apply for Academic Year 2022-2023
(October 1, 2021-February 15, 2023)

Click here to apply for Academic Year 2023-2024
(October 1, 2022-February 15, 2024)

Log into your NJFAMS account and select “Apply online for New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid (Dreamer students only)”

New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application Completion Workshop.

  • October 6, 2022 - 6pm
  • October 27, 2022 - 6pm
  • November 17, 2022 - 6pm
  • December 15, 2022 - 6pm

You can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 976-999-261

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: or
Meeting ID: 976 999 261
Or dial directly: 976999261@ or

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NJ Dreamers can Apply or Renew State Aid.
Complete the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application today.


New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application is a confidential application that is used solely by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) to qualify students for state financial aid. It is not used for federal financial aid purposes. Information that is shared with HESAA via this application is used only by HESAA and partner colleges, universities, and other state agencies in order to administer grants and scholarships. HESAA will do everything within its authority and jurisdiction to protect the ongoing confidentiality of this information.