Resources for Prospective & Current NJ STARS Students

NJ STARS Application Documents & Links for New & Transfer Students

NJ STARS Fact Sheets & Brochure

* Fall 2020 is the last semester 2018 high school graduates will be eligible for the NJ STARS program.

NJ STARS II Fact Sheets & Brochure

Student Portal Self-Service Guides and Videos

Helpful Forms & Links for Prospective & NJ STARS Students

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid ) Forms & Links

HESAA (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority) Forms & Links

FAFSA & HESAA Deadlines

The deadline to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA and the New Jersey Additional Application Questions is April 15th for students who were previously awarded NJ TAG (Tuition Aid Grant Program).  Please use 2018 tax information when completing the 2020-2021 FAFSA.

Click here for all 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 federal and state financial aid deadlines: FAFSA/HESAA Deadlines.

State of New Jersey Legislation

Lampitt Bill

  • P.L. 2007, c. 175 (Bill A3968; Lampitt Bill):  approved September 13, 2007, effective immediately.  This bill provides for the transfer of certain college credits.

NJ STARS Legislation N.J.S.A. 18A:71B-81

  • P.L.2004, c.59 (Bill S1192): approved June 29, 2004; took effect July 1, 2004.
  • P.L.2005, c.168 (Bill S2477):  approved August 5, 2005, effective immediately.  This bill changed the criteria for continued receipt of the NJ STARS scholarship after the first year of enrollment in a county college.
  • P.L.2005, c.359  (Bill S2905):  approved January 12, 2006, effective June 30, 2006.  This bill establishes the NJ STARS II program for NJ STARS scholars who advance to a New Jersey four-year public institution of higher education.
  • P.L.2007, c.214 (Bill A3253):  approved December 20, 2007, effective immediately.  This bill provided a military service exemption to the requirement of continuous enrollment under the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs.
  • P.L.2008, c.124 (Bill A3373):  approved December 19, 2008, effective immediately and first applicable to the 2009-2010 academic year.  This bill revises the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs.
  • P.L.2009, c.280 (Bill A2702):  approved January 17, 2010, effective immediately and first applicable to the 2009-2010 academic year.  This bill requires schools (high schools) to notify certain students of potential eligibility for the NJ STARS program.
  • P.L.2012, c.8 (Bill S874):  approved May 2, 2012, effective immediately and first applicable to the 2012-2013 academic year.  This bill revises the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II programs.
  • P.L.2014, c.55 (Bill A2364):  approved September 10, 2014, effective immediately.  This bill provides that eligibility for the NJ STARS program be based on class rank at the completion of student’s junior year or senior year of high school.
  • P.L.2017, c.360 (Bill A2565):  approved January 16, 2018, effective immediately and first applicable to the 2015-2016 academic year.  This bill allows NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship recipients to maintain program eligibility in the event that medical condition or recent death of parent or spouse prevents enrollment as full-time student.
  • P.L.2019, c.232 (Bill A4115):  approved August 9, 2019, effective immediately.  This bill clarifies that certain students are eligible for NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarships upon initial enrollment at an institution of higher education on a part-time basis.
  • P.L.2020, c.31 (Bill S2356): approved May 15, 2020, effective immediately. This bill excludes the spring 2020 semester for lifetime eligibility of financial aid, waives the amounts students are required to return due to withdrawals, and changes the requirements of current NJ STARS and NJ STARS II students, all due to the public health state of emergency declared to exist in New Jersey by Executive Order 103 dated March 9, 2020.
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