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To receive financial aid, a student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Have attained a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be registered with Selective Service if you are a male age 18 to 25.
  • Be enrolled in a program of study leading to a degree or certificate.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Not be in default status on a student loan.


To receive Tuition Aid Grant from the state of New Jersey, a student must comply with the above eligibility requirements and also must be:

  • A New Jersey resident for at least one year ( 12 consecutive months).
  • Registered for at least six credits.