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You can attend Mercer County Community College tuition-free* through
NJ STARS

New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship


Get a Tuition-FREE College Education! *

     * Does not include College and Tech fees as advertised here.

 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.

 Fact Sheet for NJ STARS II Students Beginning Enrollment at a New Jersey Four-Year Institution during the 2019-20 Academic Year - pdf

*up to 18 credits per semester, up to five semesters (provided all academic criteria are met)

For more information contact the MCCC Financial Aid office at (609) 570-3210, e-mail finaid@mccc.edu or njstars@hessa.org

Explore other financial aid opportunities.

 see also Mercer Honors Program
 see also Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society


NJ STARS Forms