You can attend Mercer County Community College tuition-free* through
New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship
New Jersey residents who rank in the top 15 percent of their class at the end of either the junior or senior year of high school may be eligible for the NJ STARS program
Achieve the required score on the college placement test to determine college readiness
Complete a rigorous high school course of study
Enroll in an associate degree program and sign up for at least 12 college-level credits
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), although NJ STARS eligibility is not based upon financial need.
If your application was selected for a review in a process called “Verification”, verification must be complete before awarding any Federal or State Aid.
Complete the NJ Additional State Questions through www.njfams.hesaa.org.
Submit a final official copy of high school transcript with class rank to the Office of Financial Aid
Students may receive the scholarship for up to five semesters. Currently, NJ STARS resources are not available to cover any summer payments.
*up to 18 credits per semester, up to five semesters (provided all academic criteria are met)
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NJ STARS Forms