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  • NJ A5108
  • Establishes scholarship program to provide free tuition to certain eligible students attending county college.
Introduced
(7/13/2017)
In Committee
(7/13/2017)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill establishes a New Jersey scholarship program to provide free tuition to eligible students who are enrolled in a county college and who continue to meet the criteria and conditions of the scholarship program. The program will be administered by the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA). In order to be eligible to participate in the scholarship program, a student is required to: (1) be a State resident; (2) be enrolled in a full-time course of undergraduate study at a New Jersey county college; (3) complete at least 30 credits or the equivalent in each academic year; provided, however, that HESAA will establish limited hardship exceptions to the 30-credit requirement; (4) apply for all other available forms of State and federal need-based grants and merit scholarships for which the student is eligible; and (5) have an annual family income that does not exceed $125,000. In addition, an eligible student who receives a scholarship award is required to maintain the minimum grade point average needed for the successful completion of the student's coursework at the county college. A scholarship awarded to an eligible student under the program will cover the full cost of tuition, except that the full amount of any other grants or scholarships awarded to the student will be applied to tuition first to reduce the amount of the scholarship received by the student under the program. An eligible student enrolled in a county college may not receive an award for more than two academic years of full-time study. However the duration of a scholarship award under the program may be extended for certain allowable interruptions of study pursuant to regulations adopted by HESAA. An allowable interruption of study will include military service, medical leave, and a family death or family emergency.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee  (on 7/13/2017)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
7/13/2017 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Higher Education Committee
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