Info for College and Guidance Counselors

In May 2018,  New Jersey passed a law allowing DACA recipients and undocumented students to apply for state financial aid, including merit-based awards such as the Governor's Urban Scholarship. How can you help these students get the funding they need to attend college?

Host a financial aid application workshop at your school

Financial Aid Application Workshops

Make the Road NJ runs community financial aid workshops to help families prepare materials for financial aid applications. The workshops are flexible and can fit your school's schedule and particular needs. We will help parents gather necessary documents, assist students in filling out their applications, and train college counseling staff. Click on the image or contact Nedia Morsy (nedia.morsy@maketheroadnj.org, 908-967-3478) to schedule a workshop at your school.

Learn about the application process & nominate eligible students for state scholarships

Inform students of opportunities available to them

DACA and undocumented students, and their families, might not know what programs and scholarships they're eligible for. You can let them know that they're eligible for state aid, as well as many national merit-based scholarships.

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We'll keep you up-to-date regarding financial aid for Dreamers and undocumented students in New Jersey so that you can support your students as they apply and make sure that they're aware of the different resources and opportunities available to them.