NJ STARS II Information for NJ STARS Graduates
NJ STARS students who graduate from a community college within five semesters with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater may qualify for NJ STARS II scholarships. Students earning Nursing or Engineering degrees are given an additional unfunded sixth semester to graduate.
- NJ STARS II will provide a $2,500 annual scholarship for NJ STARS students who earn their associate degrees at their community colleges with grade point averages of 3.25 or better and successfully transfer to any public or private New Jersey four-year college or university to earn their baccalaureate degrees.
- NJ STARS graduates must begin NJ STARS II program participation at a four-year college or university within one semester after graduation (no later than the second semester immediately following graduation) or they will no longer be eligible for NJ STARS II scholarships.
- Qualifying NJ STARS II students will continue to have four semesters of NJ STARS II eligibility
- NJ STARS II students must maintain a 3.25 grade point average in their junior year to receive the scholarship in their senior year.
- Financial aid review for both federal (FAFSA) and state-based (HESAA) must be completed by the four-year college/university and HESAA by the appropriate deadlines in order to be eligible for the NJ STARS II program.
- Students whose families’ income equals or exceeds $250,000 will not be eligible for NJ STARS II.
Important Reminders & Contact Information
HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority) NJ STARS II Fact Sheets & Brochure:
- NJ STARS II Fact Sheet for College Transfers Beginning Fall 2021
- NJ STARS II Fact Sheet for 2018, 2019 & 2020 College Transfers
- NJ STARS II Program Brochure
For more information, please visit www.njgrants.org