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NJ STARS Grant matched by SHU
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Student on campusLast year alone, Seton Hall students received over $60 million dollars in grant and scholarship aid, continuing the university’s commitment to making college more affordable for students and their families.

Seton Hall University has taken another step in providing financial relief to qualifying students by matching the NJ STARS II grant, which provides aid to community college graduates who successfully transfer to a New Jersey four-year college or university to earn their bachelor's degree.

New Jersey’s Higher Education Student Assistance Authority offers STARS II students at private institutions a grant of up to $2,500. Beginning this fall, Seton Hall will match this grant for incoming transfer students who were already part of the NJ Stars program. This award will be in addition to the already generous scholarship and grant opportunities available to transfer students at The Hall.

Seton Hall’s STARS II match initiative indicates a deep commitment to serving the often overlooked transfer student population. “Seton Hall has put a lot of effort and attention on serving our transfer students and ensuring their success,” says Dr. Alyssa McCloud, Vice President for Enrollment Management. “This is evidenced not only by this additional financial commitment, but also in our generous transfer credit policies and our newly created Academic Success and Transfer Student Center, which is designed to ensure students have a seamless transition and personal guidance for transfer credit review and academic advisement.”
The announcement of this new funding is Seton Hall’s latest action focused on providing greater affordability and access for students.  

Earlier this year the University also announced its Public Tuition Rate program, which offered high achieving incoming freshmen the opportunity to enroll for the same tuition rate as Rutgers University. Both programs not only demonstrate a commitment to supporting students and making college more affordable, but also serve to reward and recognize high achieving students.

“This initiative will also give New Jersey community college students more options and opportunities for affordable education in a setting with smaller classes and better access to faculty,” says Dr. McCloud. “It is important to provide New Jersey community college students the opportunity to continue their education in-state, in an affordable manner so they can continue to contribute to the vitality and prosperity of our state.”

Students have the ability to get an estimate of their potential financial aid package by visiting Seton Hall’s net cost calculator. For further information, please contact Enrollment Services at (973) 761-9107.

For more information please contact:
Matthew Fantau
(973) 800-3295
matthew.fantau@student.shu.edu

 

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