New Jersey offers a comprehensive package of financial aid support for low-income families in the state. In order to take advantage of these opportunities, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application (NJFAA). In this qualitative study, a research team from the Newark City of Learning Collaborative (NCLC) and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies of Rutgers University-Newark explores the implementation and impact of the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) and Garden State Guarantee (GSG), as well as experiences with FAFSA completion in Newark, New Jersey.
Community College Opportunity Grant and Garden State Guarantee Report
Associated Blog Posts:
Understanding Awareness and Impact of the Community College Opportunity Grant and the Garden State Guarantee in Newark, NJ
College and University Administrators’ Perceptions of the CCOG and GSG
Case Study Release: Parents and Students’ Perceptions of the CCOG and GSG
Post-Secondary Outcomes of Newark High School Graduates (2011-2016): College Enrollment, Persistence, & Completion
Jeffrey R. Backstrand, Ph.D. & Kristi Donaldson, Ph.D.
Post-Secondary Outcomes of Newark High School Graduates is an analysis of what college-going looks like for nearly 13,500 of Newark’s recent graduates. Covering approximately 85 percent of all Newark high school students who graduated between 2011 and 2016, the report examines college enrollment, persistence, and completion rates for graduates from traditional public, charter, vocational technical, and parochial schools.