New Jersey Dreamers

New Jersey Dreamers

New Jersey Dreamers

Previously, in order to be eligible for federal or state financial aid, students needed to be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen. As of May 9, 2018, New Jersey passed a law that allows undocumented students enrolled in eligible New Jersey colleges to apply for New Jersey financial aid. Students interested in being considered for this funding must complete the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application. 

Basic Eligibility Requirements

  • NOT a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Attended a New Jersey high school for at least three (3) years.
  • Graduated from a New Jersey high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma in New Jersey.
  • Are able to file an affidavit stating that you will file an application to legalize your immigration status or will file an application as soon you are eligible to do so.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the NJ Dreamers Application
  2. Submit the following documents to the Office of Financial Aid via email (
    1. Signed NJ Dreamer Affidavit.
    2. A copy of your final New Jersey high school transcript. Your high school transcript must include the notation that a diploma was awarded, including the graduation date, and that you attended at least 3 years of high school in NJ. The transcript must include all courses taken and grades earned. The transcript must have an official school signature, seal, or stamp.

External Scholarships for Dreamers

Rowan University does endorse or have any relationship to Get Schooled, however we are a partner school in TheDream.US. 

NJ Dreamer FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions related to the financial aid process for New Jersey Dreamers can be found on this document.

Rowan Legal & Immigration Resources

Rowan University's Office of Equity and Diversity maintains a list of Legal, Governmental and Immigration resources which may be useful to current and prospective Rowan students.