NJ STARS (New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship) is a State-sponsored program that provides New Jersey’s brightest students with free tuition at their local community college regardless of their financial need.

The program covers up to five semesters of approved tuition at the New Jersey Community College in their home county (unless their major is unavailable, in which case a student can attend an out-of-county college). Students must first apply for all need-based federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and merit-based state financial aid grants within established State deadlines. NJ STARS will cover 12-18 college level credits per semester of approved tuition less other need and merit-based aid.

To qualify for NJ STARS Scholarships, students must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status in the State of New Jersey. Students and parents must be residents of the State of New Jersey as per the guidelines established by the State. Students also must have attended their full senior year at a New Jersey high school and have graduated in the top 15 percent of their class.
For more information, refer to:  http://www.njccc.org/njstars/nj_stars.html