NJ Governor's Urban Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority

Award Amount

The value of the award is subject to annual state appropriations. HESAA will notify the recipient if the amount of his/her award changes. After classes start, HESAA will send half of the student's total annual award to his/her college/university. This payment is made after HESAA receives confirmation of the student's enrollment. In most cases, the school will defer payment of the amount of the award on the student's term bill. If the student's term bill does not reflect the award, he/she should contact the school. Awards may be renewed if the student meets the following criteria: file a FAFSA and the state grant application by the established state deadlines; enroll at an eligible New Jersey institution and receive payment; demonstrate financial aid (NJEI below 10,500); continue full-time matriculated enrollment; and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Eligibility is limited to five semesters of payment at a two-year institution and eight semesters of payment at a four-year institution. Eligibility is limited to 10 semesters of payment for a bona fide five-year degree program that requires five years of undergraduate study.


The number of awards offered varies annually based on available funding.

Additional Information

The information on the student's FAFSA is used to calculate a New Jersey Eligibility Index (NJEI) which determines his/her financial eligibility for this award. Students with an NJEI below 10,500 qualify. The student's NJEI can be found on his/her Student Eligibility Notice (SEN) sent to him/her by HESAA when his/her state grant record is complete. The financial information reported on the student's application is subject to verification. Should changes in the student's information result in an NJEI exceeding 10,499, he/she will no longer qualify for the Governor's Urban Scholarship. Male award recipients will be required to demonstrate compliance with the federal Military Selective Service Act.

Deadline Info

Program information is available on the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (NJ HESAA) website. There is no application process; student eligibility is determined by the high sch ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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