A dependent student, as defined in N.J.A.C. 9A:9-2.6, is presumed to be a resident of the State in which his or her parent(s) reside. To be eligible to participate in State grant and scholarship programs, dependent students whose parent(s) do not reside in New Jersey must establish that they are a New Jersey resident notwithstanding the residency of their parent(s).
Establishing New Jersey Residency Notwithstanding Parents’ Residency
Dependent students who have been a resident of New Jersey for at least 12 months prior to the start of college and are not residing in New Jersey for the sole purpose of receiving an education, can request a review of HESAA’s preliminary decision of non-eligibility by providing HESAA with documentation including but not limited to:
The New Jersey residency requirements apply to all students: citizens, eligible non-citizens and New Jersey Dreamers