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New Brunswick/Piscataway Undergraduate Catalog 2005-2007 General Information Financial Aid Sources of Financial Aid State Grants  

State Grants

New Jersey Tuition Aid Grants (TAG).Restricted to New Jersey residents who are enrolled full time (minimum of 12 credits per term). Award amount varies, based on student need. Students who wish to be considered for the Tuition Aid Grant must file the FAFSA. The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) sends a Student Eligibility Notice (SEN) to the student with accompanying instructions. The student is responsible for informing the HESAA of any changes to information that is incorrect on the SEN. The student shouldalso submit these changes to the Office of Financial Aid.

New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Grants (EOF).Restricted to students from educationally and economically disadvantaged families with exceptional financial need. Awards may range from $200 to $1,200 per academic year. Students must be enrolled full time in a degree program and be New Jersey residents. Students should contact the college EOF director, the Office of University Undergraduate Admissions, or the Office of Financial Aid for additional information. Each student is required to submit the FAFSA. Beyond the grant, the EOF program offers significant support services in areas such as reading and writing skills development, tutoring, and individualized counseling.

Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars Program (DSP).The highest achieving students at New Jersey's secondary schools are offered $1,000 scholarships annually without regard to financial need. Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars are students who place in the top 10 percent of their graduating class and have combined Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT I) scores of at least 1260, or are ranked first, second, or third in their class. Additional scholarships are provided to students from the state's urban and economically distressed areas based on class rank and cumulative grade-point average.

University Scholarships and Grants.Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has available a substantial number of scholarships and grants, both need-based and merit-based. Please refer to the College Scholarships section in this chapter.

Nonuniversity Scholarships and Grants.Companies, unions, civic groups, and other associations sponsor scholarships for students at Rutgers. Some of these awards, such as the New Jersey Golf Association Scholarship, are administered through Rutgers, and the Office of Financial Aid can provide application information about them.

Direct application to the sponsoring group must be made for many of the other sponsored awards. High school guidance counselors may be able to assist students in exploring various possibilities. Please refer to the College Scholarships section in this chapter.

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