New Jersey State Financial Aid

Tuition Aid Grant (TAG): New Jersey degree-seeking residents who attend college full-time at a New Jersey institution may be eligible to receive a TAG grant of up to $12,438 per academic year (pending adoption of the NJ state budget). Available awards are determined by legislative action and are subject to change.

TAG grants are based on need. Students are eligible for 4.5 years of TAG for a Bachelor's degree and 2.5 years for an Associate's degree. A student generally receives two semester payments of TAG in one academic year.

Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II (STARS II): New Jersey STARS students who graduated from a county college, and attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher, may be eligible to receive a NJ STARS II award to earn a Bachelor's degree. Students may receive up to $2,500 per award year.

Governor’s Urban Scholarship Program: This is a merit award for full-time undergraduates enrolled in a degree program. Candidates will be selected for consideration by their high school guidance counselors. Recipients must be in the top five percent of their high school class and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher at the end of their junior year. Recipients must be NJ residents and meet State requirements and filing deadlines. They must also have a New Jersey Eligibility Index below $10,500, and must live in a designated higher need urban community. The award is $1,000 per year.

Seven-Week Session Students: Students who begin Session B without first completing Session A (new or returning students) are not eligible for New Jersey State Grants. Assuming all eligibility criteria are otherwise met, the student will become eligible in Session A of the following semester. Disbursement, however, cannot be made until attendance begins at least 12 credits of course work, which can be a combination of courses in Session A, Session B, and/or a 15-week semester.