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Office of Financial Aid

Santa Rita Hall - 2nd Floor
Morristown, NJ 07960-6989

Phone: (973) 290-4445 (o)
(973) 290-4421 (f)

Office Hours:
M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm

If you need to schedule a personal appointment outside of our normal business hours, please email the Financial Aid Office directly at:

Types of Grants

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There are several types of grants available to SEU undergraduate students. The eligibility for these grants is determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the specific requirements of each program.

The programs are:

Federal Pell Grant

Grants awarded range from a minimum of $650 to a maximum of $6,495 per academic year. Student eligibility is based on the calculated estimated family income (EFC) that was determined from the income and assets figures, number in family, etc., submitted by the family on the FAFSA.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Grants are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Eligibility and funding is determined by the institution.

Urban/Distinguished Scholars Program

This is a New Jersey State Grant program. Awards are based on residency within the state and merit. Awards are $1,000 each academic year.

Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)

This is a New Jersey State program. Awards are $3,050 per academic year. Students must meet income and academic requirements for the program and be selected by the institution. There are a certain amount of spaces available for admission into this program. Speak with the EOF Office to see if you are eligible.

Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)

This is the New Jersey State Grant. Awards are based on the NJEI which is calculated from the FAFSA. Grants range from $2,114* to $13,196* per academic year. Students must be enrolled on a full-time basis i.e., 12 credits for a semester program.

*Estimated number that might change due to state budgets.

New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship II (NJ STARS II)

NJ STARS II is a continuation of the NJ STARS program that provides funding to attend a New Jersey four-year public or private college or university. The NJ STARS II award will be based on tuition only for up to eighteen credits, except for Tuition Aid Grant recipients who will receive NJ STARS II awards based on tuition and approved fees. The amount of the NJ STARS II award will be determined after all other available State and federal grants and scholarships are applied to these charges, not to exceed $1,250 per semester.

New Jersey World Trade Center Scholarship

Eligible dependent children and surviving spouses of New Jersey residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001; died as a result of injuries received in the attack; died as a result of illness caused by exposure to the attack sites; or were declared missing and officially presumed dead as a result of the attack, may be eligible. Recipients may attend any eligible college in-state or out-of-state. Scholarship amounts may change based on program funding and the student’s other available financial assistance.

Survivor Tuition Benefits (STB)

Eligible children and surviving spouses of New Jersey firefighters, emergency service workers or law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty may enroll free of tuition charges at any public institution of higher education in New Jersey. Recipients may also attend any approved independent institution in the State. The award amount cannot exceed the highest tuition charged at a New Jersey public institution. Awards are renewable.

Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Scholarship (LEOMS)

Eligible dependent children of New Jersey law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty may receive scholarships up to the cost of attendance at an approved institution of higher education in New Jersey. The award amount cannot exceed an amount equal to the recipient’s annual cost of attendance that is not otherwise covered by any other scholarship, grant, benefit or other assistance administered by HESAA. Awards are renewable for up to four years.