The New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) Program is an initiative created by the State of New Jersey that provides New Jersey’s highest achieving students with free tuition at their home county college. The NJ STARS award covers the cost of tuition, less any State and/or Federal grants and scholarships, for up to five semesters. Students can complete their freshman and sophomore years of college with no tuition costs, and after graduating, transfer to a bachelor’s degree program for the final two years. If they qualify, they may receive a NJ STARS II scholarship for use at a four-year public college or university in New Jersey participating in the NJ STARS II Program. Call the NJ STARS office at 732-548-6000 extension 3517 for further details.