Tuition Aid Grant

The Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) is awarded to students who have been residents of New Jersey for at least twelve 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 $1,948 to $6,638. 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 April 15th for renewal students and September 15th for new students. You must be working on a first undergraduate degree.

Tuition Aid Grant Award Estimator

  • This is an estimate of average award values for eligible, full-time recipients, to be used for planning purposes only. Your actual award may be less depending upon appropriated funds. 
  • You must complete and submit a FAFSA in order to receive official notice of potential award eligibility from the U.S. Department of Education and from the NJ Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.
  • Award eligibility is subject to verification of all reported information, and certification by your financial aid officer that you meet all program eligibility requirements.