New bill will require New Jersey high school students to fill out financial aid applications to graduate

A new law in New Jersey now requires high school students to complete financial aid applications to graduate.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed A1181/S2054 for students and their guardians to submit either the free application for federal student aid or the state alternative. This will begin with 11th graders this year.
Murphy says there are many state and federal resources available for graduating high school students to help make a college education more affordable.
"Without filling out important applications, students could unknowingly be leaving money on the table that could have enabled them to pursue higher education. Ensuring high school students understand their options is paramount to our goal of making a college degree more attainable for New Jersey residents,” Murphy said.
For more information about the upcoming FAFSA and NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application for NJ Dreamers, click here.