Information for Prospective Students
STARS and NJ STARS II
NJ STARS (New
Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship) is a new program
that provides eligible high school graduates with FREE tuition and
fees at their county college. Students must graduate in the top 20%
of the high school graduating class in order to be eligible.
the Governor and the New Jersey State Legislature enacted NJ
STARS II. This allows NJ STARS students who earn an associate’s
degree and maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher, to transfer
to a New Jersey public four-year college or university and receive
FREE tuition and fees for their last two years of college.
College Bound Grant Program
Provides grants to 15 institutions for precollege
enrichment activities that help address the educational needs
and raise the aspirations of urban youth in grades 6-12
GEAR UP - Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate
Administered by the NJ Commission on Higher
Education and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, NJ
GEAR UP provides intensive academic and support services to
students from ten middle and seven high schools in the cities
of Camden, Jersey City, Newark, and Trenton.
for Students With Disabilities
Information and links to programs for students
who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired,
or who have learning disabilities.
for Language MinorityStudents
Since 1988, the State of New Jersey has supported
efforts to enhance services to language minority students at its
colleges and universities. The Education of
Language Minority Students Grant Program provides seed money
or strengthen programs
for language minority students who are residents of New Jersey.
a Precollege Program in New Jersey
This website features a series of precollege programs
in New Jersey designed to assist families, teachers, guidance counselors
and other professionals in identifying options that might be appropriate
for their children or students. Precollege programs provide academic
support and enrichment activities to prepare students for higher
education and other opportunities.
The site for NJ community college students and
in transferring to NJ four-year colleges and universities.
Virtual Community College Consortium
New Jersey Virtual Community College Consortium (NJVCCC) is a partnership
of the state’s 19 community colleges. NJVCCC
offers a wide range of college-level classes--all from accredited
institutions. You can even earn an online degree from member colleges,
applying credits taken through NJVCCC.
Information about higher education and career opportunities,
sponsored by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority
and other guaranty agencies who participate in the Federal Family Education
Loan Program (FFELP).