Financial Aid Resources & Scholarships

HESAA's (Higher Education Student Assistance Authority) Financial Aid Presentation for Woodbridge Township School District parents was held at Colonia High School on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 6:30PM.

Click here to view the PowerPoint from the presentation

Complete the FAFSA Online: http://fafsa.ed.gov *(can begin in October each year)

Attend one of the FREE FAFSA Days in our area to receive free professional assistance.

Go to FAFSA Days 2020-2021, for dates and locations.

Because many colleges and universities give priority consideration and award packages to students who complete their FAFSA by January 31, HESAA and NJASFAA would like you to remind the senior class that the FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible. Processing can take several weeks. The earlier seniors apply, the earlier they can make informed decisions about their college selection.

New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide to for New Jersey high school students.


Reach Higher, a guide to choosing a college path:


Interactive Student Loan Game Plan:


HESAA is the only state authority with the sole mission of providing students and families with the information and resources necessary to attain an education beyond high school. We encourage you to visit their website, www.hesaa.org, to learn more about their programs and services. 

CHS Raise Me

Federal Student Aid Resources

Going to College in New Jersey Magazine

HESSA-Mapping your future!

LendEDU Student Credit Cards Video Course

New Jersey Dreamers Information


Student Insights - Scholarship Program

Useful Links

  • Affordable Colleges Online

    Affordable Colleges Online began in 2011 with the mission to provide strategies and information about pursuing an affordable higher education. Our free community resources and tools span topics such as financial-aid and college savings strategies, affordability and scorecard rankings, opportunities for Veterans and people with disabilities, and online learning resources. We have been featured by nearly 600 top universities in the United States, Canada, and the UK along by several many state and local government organizations.


  • AffordableColleges.com

    AffordableColleges.com's mission is to help you earn your degree without taking on thousands of dollars in debt. Our site is a free resource designed to help everyone address the cost of college while pursing their goals. We can show you the path to a reasonably priced education.


  • College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees


  • College Scorecard


  • FinAid

    The SmartStudent guide to financial aid.


  • Free Scholarship Searches


  • Guaranteed Scholarships

    The scholarships listed on this page are all "guaranteed."


  • Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA)

    HESAA is the only state authority with the sole mission of providing students and families with the information and resources necessary to attain an education beyond high school.


  • LendEDU

    LendEDU is focused on promoting financial literacy through free educational resources. Most of our resources focus on financial aid, student loans, college budgeting, etc. We even have a free college scholarship search available for students.

    LendEDU launched a new tool to help students and families navigate financial aid, scholarships, grants, and student loans.

    The tool, known as LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline , is a free text-in service designed to quickly answer any question related to financial aid, grants, scholarships, and student loans.

    Simply text-in your financial aid questions to the hotline at (302) 278-4037 and you will receive a detailed response from our team within 15 minutes!


  • Money Geek

    This site will help you understand common (and uncommon) ways of financing your education or lowering your expenses. Whether it’s resources to locate scholarships and grants or breaking down how student loans work, they’ve got you covered.


  • myCollegeOptions

    Search from a list of over 60,000 scholarships.


  • NJIT Educational Opportunities Program (EOP)


  • Open Education Database

    Whether you attend college online or on campus, you have aid options to help pay for the cost of education. Learn more about how grants and loans can work for you.


  • Private Student Loans Guide--The Student Report

    Eligibility, Cossts, Best Repayment, & Warnings


  • The Best Scholarship Search Platforms

    A guide that reviews the best scholarship search platforms and instructs students on how to use them effectively to find as many opportunities as possible.


  • The Simple Dollar

    Features a practical calculator tool and resources that can help to develop personal debt management plan as well as strategies and techniques to accelerate debt payoff.


  • The Student Loan Game Plan


  • The Student Loan Report

    The Student Loan Report helps keep students and their families up-to-date on the latest student loan and financial aid news and information so they can make the best decisions when it comes to paying for college and repaying debt.


  • Udemy

    College financial aid made simple.


  • Understanding Student Debt

    In our first installment, "Understanding Student Debt," we tackle the issue of college loans, an issue affecting millions of Americans due to the rising cost of tuition and the increased time it takes to complete a degree. Today, Americans owe over $1.45 trillion in student loan debt, averaging around $37,172 per person in 2016.

    This initial essay collection addresses tough topics and questions like, “What are the consequences of student loans?” and “What is a university’s role in financial support?”. It is comprised of five essays written by a group of national panelists on the front lines of student debt.


  • Your Guide to Affordable Colleges