New Jersey Administrative Code
Title 9A - HIGHER EDUCATION
Chapter 9 - GRANT AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS
Subchapter 10 - NEW JERSEY STUDENT TUITION ASSISTANCE REWARD SCHOLARSHIP (NJ STARS) PROGRAM
Section 9A:9-10.2 - Definitions

Universal Citation: NJ Admin Code 9A:9-10.2
Current through Register Vol. 55, No. 48, December 18, 2023

The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Approved fees" means general fees; student service/activity fees; technology fees; and required course/equipment fees.

"Authority" means the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority established pursuant to 18A:71A-3.

"Cumulative grade point average" means the average grade earned by a student, determined by dividing the grade points earned by the number of credits attempted while the student is an NJ STARS scholar.

"Eligible high school" means a public or non-public high school located in the State, or other high schools as may be deemed by the Authority to have a rigorous course of study.

"Eligible institution" means a New Jersey county college serving the student's county of residence pursuant to 18A:64A-1 et seq., except as otherwise indicated in 9A:9-10.8.

"Full-time enrollment" in any semester, including summer, means a course of study leading to a degree from the county college of enrollment, unless the student is enrolled in a three plus one degree program established pursuant to P.L. 2018, c. 144, in which case the course of study in the third academic year shall lead to a degree at the four-year institution with which the county college is partnered in the three plus one degree program, that includes at least 12 credit hours, not including any credit hours in a remedial or developmental curriculum. Full-time enrollment for a summer semester consists of the total number of credits taken during all sessions in that summer.

"NJ STARS scholar" means a student who received a scholarship under the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) Program, established pursuant to P.L. 2004, c. 59, or was eligible for but did not receive a scholarship under NJ STARS because the student's tuition or tuition and fees, as applicable, were fully covered by other State and Federal need-based grants or merit scholarships.

"Part-time enrollment" in any semester, including summer, means a course of study leading to a degree from the county college of enrollment, that includes at least six credit hours, but less than 12 credit hours, not including any credit hours in a remedial or developmental curriculum. Part-time enrollment for a summer semester consists of the total number of credits taken during all sessions in that summer.

"Program" or "NJ STARS" means the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) Program established pursuant to P.L. 2004, c. 59.

"Remedial or developmental curriculum" means a non-credit course or a course for which credits earned are not applicable to minimum credit requirements leading to a degree or certificate.

"Rigorous high school course of study" means a course of study that is in accordance with the standards established by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, or its successor agency, in consultation with the Commissioner of Education.

Amended by 46 N.J.R. 2354(a), effective 12/1/2014

Amended by 52 N.J.R. 469(a), effective 3/2/2020

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