The College of New Jersey awards Lion’s Pride Need-Based Scholarships to merit scholarship recipients who demonstrate financial need. Students must submit the FAFSA by February 15th to be considered for a Lion’s Pride Need-Based Scholarship. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will work with the Office of Admissions to review FAFSA data before awarding Lion’s Pride Need-Based Scholarships. Award amounts will be based on available institutional funds and the number of qualified candidates who successfully submit the FAFSA. Lion’s Pride awards are designed to supplement a student’s current merit scholarship, and the total scholarship amount between the two award types will not exceed $12,000 per year.