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The Berkeley College Newark Promise Grant

Qualified residents of Essex County, NJ may attend the Berkeley College Newark campus as a full‐time Associate’s degree student without incurring any loans for tuition and fees.

To qualify for this program, you must:

  • Satisfy Berkeley College admissions requirements and be accepted to the College
  • Complete a FAFSA and be eligible for the maximum Federal Pell Grant and the maximum NJ Tuition Aid Grant
  • Complete all federal and state verification requirements before the semester begins
  • Be a full‐time student and maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester
  • Have valid proof of Essex County, NJ residency at the time financial aid is determined

Qualified students will receive the Berkeley College Newark Promise Grant to cover tuition and fees after all federal and state grants have been applied.

To remain in the program and renew the grant, you must:

  • Maintain full-time, continuous, consecutive term enrollment—you cannot regain eligibility upon readmission
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress each semester

The Berkeley College Newark Promise Grant applies to these Associate’s degree programs:

  • Business Administration-Management
  • Health Services Administration
  • Information Technology Management
  • Justice Studies-Criminal Justice
  • Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding
  • Medical Assistant
  • Health Sciences

Students who complete their Associate’s degree in Management, Information Technology Management, Health Services Administration, and Justice Studies may be able to complete their Bachelor’s degree online or at the Woodland Park campus without incurring any loans for tuition or fees, if they continue to meet the program criteria and have sufficient federal and state financial aid eligibility to complete a Bachelor’s degree.

And—even if you don’t qualify for the Newark Promise Grant, you may be eligible for other Berkeley College grants and scholarships. 

Additional areas of study (not eligible for the Newark Promise Grant), and programs leading to certificates, Associates, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees are offered online and at other Berkeley College campuses.

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