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New Jersey

Financial Aid Resources

New Jersey - Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

HESAA, the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, is the only New Jersey state agency with the sole mission of providing students and families with financial and informational resources for students to pursue their education beyond high school.

State Grant Opportunities

Tuition Aid Grant

One of the nation's most generous need-based financial aid programs, TAG awards goes to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program.

  • Popular program: One-third of all full-time undergraduate New Jersey residents attending school in New Jersey receive support through TAG.
  • Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Deadline for Fall Semester: September 15
  • Deadline for Spring Semester: February 15
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Scholarships Opportunities:

New Jersey Governor's Industry Vocations Scholarship for women and minorities - NJ-GIVS

NJ-GIVS pays up to $2,000 per year or up to the cost of tuition in an eligible certificate or degree program, less any federal, state, or institutional financial aid. The scholarship is funded by the SDA and administered by HESAA.

World Trade Center Scholarship

World Trade Center (WTC)The WTC scholarship benefits dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed or died due to injuries sustained by the terrorist attacks against the U.S. on September 11, 2001. The award also benefits dependents of those who died due to illness caused by exposure to the attack sites.

Survivor Tuition Benefits

Survivor Tuition Benefits Program (STB)is eligible children and surviving spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency service workers, and law enforcement officers killed in the line of earn a bachelor's degree

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship (LEOM)The Law Enforcement Officer Memorial(LEOM) Scholarship benefits dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Governor's Urban Scholarship

The Governor's Urban Scholarship Program, launched by New Jersey in 2012, is a merit-based scholarship program that benefits students in New Jersey's economically challenged communities. To receive this award, students must enroll full-time in an approved degree or certificate program at an eligible New Jersey college or university listed on the reverse.

Institutional Scholarships

Colleges provide institutional grants and scholarships to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Awards may be based on academic merit, artistic or athletic talent, financial need, or other factors. You can learn more about the types of institutional grants and scholarships awarded by checking each college's financial aid website.

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or pursue a degree in a particular field of study.

Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.


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