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Tuition Aid Grant
The Tuition Aid Grant is awarded to NJ residents of at least twelve (12) consecutive months. The parent(s) of a dependent student must also be New Jersey Residents for the prescribed period of time. In addition, recipients must be or intend to be enrolled as full-time undergraduates at a state institution of higher learning and must demonstrate financial need.
TAG awards are renewable annually and range from $1,600 to $6,000. Students are notified of their award by the HESAA. You may receive the award for nine (9) semesters if financial need is demonstrated. You must reapply to HESAA for funds each year by submitting a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) by June 1 for renewal students and October 1 for new students. You must be working on a first undergraduate degree.
William Paterson Tuition Aid Grants
This award is made annually to those students who qualify for the New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant Program (TAG) and are not receiving a full tuition scholarship from the University. Currently Awards are $616 for the maximum TAG award and $310 for all others.