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Survivor Tuition Benefits Program

The Survivor Tuition Benefits Program is for New Jersey residents who are spouses and/or dependents of emergency service personnel and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and who attend Monmouth University on at least a half-time basis. Grants pay the actual cost of tuition up to the highest tuition charged at a New Jersey public institution of higher education. For fall and spring terms, applications must have been submitted by October 1. Applications for the spring term only must be submitted by March 1. Applications are available on the NJFAMS portal.

To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be a dependent child or surviving spouse of a New Jersey firefighter, emergency service worker, or law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty
  • Be a U.S. citizen, an eligible non-citizen, or eligible to file the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application
  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree program at an approved New Jersey college, university or degree-granting proprietary school
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not have received the maximum allowable number of payments
  • Must use the award within eight years from the date of the child’s high school graduation; spouses who are students must use the benefit within eight years from the date of death of their spouse.

Awards are renewable and are made on a “funds available” basis.

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