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You decided to pursue a college degree and now need to explore your financial aid options. HESAA is here to help you navigate the process of applying for federal and New Jersey state aid. Remember, state aid stays in New Jersey.

  • If you have not already considered all of your degree options offered here in the Garden State, be sure to check out Going to College in New Jerseyby clicking here.
  • To learn more about New Jersey grants and scholarships, click here!

For most college-bound students, the first step for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). This one, free application is the way for U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens to apply for both federal and state aid. It takes most families less than 30 minutes to complete and HESAA is here to help you through the process!

NJ Dreamers

If you qualify as an NJ Dreamer, you can apply for state aid to be used here in New Jersey. The eligibility details and the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application are a click away and HESAA remains available to help you apply!

Champions of Higher Education

If you are a school counselor, college financial aid officer, or community leader who works to help guide college-bound students through the financial aid process, click below for tools and online resources that support student success!