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2018

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A M E S S A G E F R O M T H E E X E C U T I V E D I R E C T O R H I G H E R E D U C AT I O N S T U D E N T A S S I S TA N C E A U T H O R I T Y D e a r S t u d e n t , Y o u r h a r d w o r k i n s c h o o l i s a n i m p o r t a n t r e a s o n w h y N e w J e r s e y i s a n a o n a l l e a d e r i n e d u c a o n e x c e l l e n c e . T h e S t a t e ' s h i g h s c h o o l g r a d u a o n r a t e i s r a n k e d s e c o n d i n t h e n a o n , a n d n e a r l y 7 0 % o f t h e s e g r a d u a t e s g o o n t o a e n d p o s t s e c o n d a r y e d u c a o n . T o s u p p o r t t h e s e c o l l e g e - b o u n d s t u d e n t s , N e w J e r s e y o ff e r s t h e m o s t d o l l a r s i n n e e d - b a s e d g r a n t a i d p e r s t u d e n t o f a n y s t a t e i n t h e c o u n t r y . T h i s fi n a n c i a l a s s i s t a n c e i s p r o v i d i n g s t r o n g s u p p o r t f o r s t u d e n t s t o r e a c h t h e i r d r e a m s o f a c o l l e g e e d u c a o n , a s w e l l a s a c r u c ia l in v e s t m e n t in o u r s t a t e ' s f u t u r e c i z e n r y a n d w o r kf o r c e . G o v e r n o r P h il M u r p h y is c o m m i e d t o im p r o v in g a c c e s s a n d a ff o r d a b ilit y o f p o s t s e c o n d a r y e d u c a o n a s p a r t o f b u ild in g a s t r o n g e r a n d f a ir e r e c o n o m y f o r a ll N e w J e r s e y r e s id e n t s . T h e N e w J e r s e y H ig h e r Ed u c a o n S t u d e n t A s s is t a n c e A u t h o r it y ( H E S A A ) is p le a s e d t o s u p p o r t G o v e r n o r M u r p h y ' s in i( a ( v e s b y o ff e r in g c o m p r e h e n s iv e in f o r m a ( o n a n d r e s o u r c e s t o a s s is t w it h y o u r c o lle g e s e a r c h , in c lu d in g t h is i s s u e o f G o in g t o C o lle g e in N e w J e r s e y . I n t h is c o n v e n ie n t s o u r c e , y o u w ill fi n d h e lp f u l in f o r m a ( o n a b o u t N e w J e r s e y ' s fi n a n c ia l a id p r o g r a m s , c o lle g e s , a n d c o u r s e s o f s t u d y . A s y o u e x p lo r e y o u r p o s t s e c o n d a r y o p ( o n s , c o n s id e r t h e b e n e fi t s o f a ) e n d in g c o lle g e in t h e G a r d e n S t a t e . N e w J e r s e y h a s m o r e t h a n 5 0 d e g r e e - g r a n ( n g in s ( t u ( o n s w it h u n iq u e q u a li( e s a n d c o u r s e o ff e r in g s t o s u it y o u r n e e d s . A n d b y a ) e n d in g a n in - s t a t e c o lle g e o r u n iv e r s it y , y o u c a n s a v e m o n e y w h ile g e n g a h ig h - q u a lit y e d u c a ( o n . H E S A A' s h e lp f u l fi n a n c ia l a id p r o d u c t s a n d s e r v ic e s in c lu d e n e e d - b a s e d g r a n t s a n d m e r it s c h o la r s h ip p r o g r a m s , a s w e ll a s t h e N J B E S T C o lle g e S a v in g s P la n , t h e N J C L A S S s u p p le m e n t a l f a m ily lo a n p r o g r a m , a n d fi n a n c ia l lit e r a c y c o u n s e lin g . S in c e 1 9 5 9 , H E S A A h a s a s s is t e d a p p r o x im a t e ly 5 m illio n s t u d e n t s w it h o v e r $ 1 8 b illio n in f u n d s t o m a ke c o lle g e m o r e a ff o r d a b le . W e h o p e t h is p u b lic a ( o n f u r t h e r s y o u r in t e r e s t in o n e o f N e w J e r s e y ' s o u t s t a n d in g p o s t s e c o n d a r y in s ( t u ( o n s . Y o u r c o lle g e e x p e r ie n c e w ill g r e a t ly e n h a n c e y o u r p e r s o n a l a n d p r o f e s s io n a l g r o w t h , a n d o p e n d o o r s t o a m a z in g op p or t u n i( e s . T h e p r om is e of a b e ) e r f u t u r e a w a it s y ou . Bes t wis hes , D avid J . S ocolow Execu( ve D irector N ew Jers ey Higher Educa( on S tudent As s is t a n c e A u t h or it y So urces: U.S. Department of Educa(on data for Academic Y e a r 2 0 1 4 - 1 5 a n d th e N a ( o n a l A s s o c i a ( o n o f S ta te S tu d e n t G ra n t & A i d Pro g ram's 47th Annual Survey

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