Eligibility for federal student aid is based on financial need and several other factors. The most basic eligibility requirements to receive federal student aid are that a student must:
There may be additional criteria required for specific federal and state awards. Please see the individual grants, scholarships, and loans in order to determine if there is any additional eligibility criteria required.
The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (NJHESAA) collects a maximum of four additional income items not listed on the FAFSA. These items are needed to complete the student's application for the NJ Tuition Aid Grant (TAG). The additional questions may be completed through a link on the confirmation page of the FAFSA or on the NJHESAA Web site.