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Going to College in New Jersey. A magazine for college-bound students in New Jersey. Features colleges and universities in New Jersey.

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Dear Student, Your hard work in school is an important reason why New Jersey is a national leader in education excellence. The State's high school graduation rate is ranked #1 in the nation. More than 85% of these graduates move on and attend college. New Jersey is also among the top two states in providing need-based financial aid award dollars per student. You should know that a college education is within your reach. Governor Chris Christie is committed to providing an effective and affordable higher education for all New Jersey students. The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) is pleased to support Governor Christie's initiatives by offering comprehensive information and resources to assist with your search, including this issue of Going to College in New Jersey. In this convenient source, you will find extensive information about New Jersey's financial aid programs, colleges, and courses of study. As you explore your postsecondary options, consider the benefits of attending col- lege in the Garden State. New Jersey has more than 50 degree-granting institutions with unique qual- ities and course offerings to suit your needs. Attending college in-state is also highly cost effective. HESAA's helpful financial aid products and services include need and merit-based grant and scholarship programs, the NJBEST College Savings Plan, the NJCLASS student loan program, and financial literacy counseling. Since 1959, HESAA has assisted approximately 5 million students with over $18 billion. We hope this magazine furthers your interest in one of New Jersey's outstanding postsecondary institutions. Your college experience will greatly enhance your personal and professional growth, and open doors to amazing opportunities. The promise of a better future awaits you. Best wishes, Gabrielle Charette Executive Director A MESSAGE FROM THE E X E C U T I V E D I R E C T O R HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

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