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GO-TESU

GO-TESUWith the support from New Jersey Governor, Phil Murphy and the State Legislature, we are pleased to be able to include additional tuition assistance for need-based adult learners in this year’s state budget.

To be eligible for a GO-TESU grant award, undergraduate students must meet the following criteria:
  • Be a New Jersey resident for at least 12 consecutive months.
  • Be enrolled in at least one 3-credit course during one of Higher Education Student Assistance Authority’s (HESAA) fall or spring semester periods (terms starting in September, October, November, and December will fall under the HESAA fall semester; terms starting in January, February, March, April, May, and June will fall under the HESAA spring semester).
  • Students must file their Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) applications by: October 15, 2022, for fall and March 15, 2023, for spring.
  • Be seeking their first associates degree or first bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a NJEI (New Jersey Eligibility Index) between 0-7499.

The NJEI formula is reported by HESAA and assesses a series of aggregators such as a student's adjusted gross income, federal income tax paid and other asset information. Your NJEI can be found by logging into your NJFAMS account. If you have not yet submitted your FAFSA you may use the HESAA QuickCalc for an NJEI estimate.

NJEI 1/4 time Semester Award (3 credits) 1/2 time Semester Award (6 credits) 3/4 time Semester Award (9 credits) Full time Semester Award (12 credits) TAG
Under 1500 $921 $1,843 $2,764 $3,686
1500 - 2499 $766 $1,532 $2,298 $3,064
2500 - 3499 $649 $1,298 $1,947 $2,596
3500 - 4499 $537 $1,074 $1,611 $2,148
4500 - 5499 $445 $890 $1,335 $1,781
5500 - 6499 $347 $695 $1,043 $1,390
6500 - 7499 $252 $504 $756 $1,009

Students are required to meet satisfactory academic progress and course engagement standards in order for the GO-TESU award to be applied.

Please contact Lyrisa Copson, Financial Aid Administrator, with any questions at lcopson@tesu.edu.

FAQs

Undergraduate students earning either their first associates or first bachelor’s degree, whom are New Jersey state residents and have an NJEI between 0-7499.

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Your NJEI can be found by logging into your NJFAMS account. If you have not yet submitted your FAFSA you may use the HESAA QuickCalc for an NJEI estimate.

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Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3 credits during any of HESAA’s fall or spring semesters to qualify. Your GO-TESU awarded amount will be based on how many credits you are registered for, as well as your NJEI.

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All eligible students will automatically be considered for GO-TESU. Students will receive an award letter via email once they have been awarded.

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