Federal Pell Grant (PELL):
- A federal grant for eligible undergraduate students based on family resources, cost of attendance and enrollment status. Grant amounts are determined by the US Department of Education.
- Your actual grant amount will reflect the number of credits for which you are enrolled.
- If you are registered for less than 12 credits your Pell grant will be reduced to the allowable limit based on the US Department of Education’s schedule.
- There is lifetime limit to the amount of federal Pell money students can receive.
- If you are withdrawing from classes and/or not passing classing, you may reach your Pell limit.
Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG):
- A grant provided by the federal government to Montclair State to assist undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Recipients must be eligible for a Pell grant.
- A federal grant up to $4000.00 per year to students who intend to teach in designated high-need fields in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low income families.
- If you receive a TEACH grant but do not complete the required teaching service, you will be required to repay the grant as a Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, with the interest charged from the date of each TEACH grant disbursement.
- Students must be admitted into a program with a Teacher Education certification to qualify for the grant.
- This grant is only available to eligible junior, senior and graduate students.
For the federal PELL, FSEOG and TEACH grant programs, a student is an undergraduate student only if s/he has not earned, or completed the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority – NJ HESAA
- A grant provided by the State of New Jersey to full-time undergraduate students (12 credits per semester) who meet need criteria established by the State of New Jersey.
- Recipients must be New Jersey residents.
- Students may be required to submit additional documentation on top of answering the additional application questions. H
- HESAA will notify students of which documents are needed if necessary.
- To submit documents electronically (Electronic Document Collection), please log in to your NJFAMS account.
- A grant provided by the State of New Jersey for students with exceptional financial need from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Students must be New Jersey residents
- Recipients must maintain full-time (12 credits per semester) enrollment and be designated an EOF student at the time of admission to Montclair.
- The NJ STARS II program is a continuation of the NJ STARS program that provides successful NJ STARS students at New Jersey county colleges with funding to transfer to a New Jersey four-year public college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.
- Funding for this program is contingent upon the availability of funds from NEW JERSEY Higher Education Students Assistance Authority (NJ HESAA).
NJ STARS II Requirements:
- Must meet all admission or application requirements established by the New Jersey four-year public institution.
- Must meet all institutional deadlines for admission and financial aid.
- Once admitted, students must submit a final county college transcript that reflects a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher to the New Jersey four-year public institution.
- Must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually within established state deadlines.
Up to $1,000 per year provided by the State of New Jersey to academically qualified students who reside in designated urban areas.