NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced the awarding of $323,080,779 from the U.S. Department of Education (ED), with half being promptly released to support New Jersey’s students and institutions of higher education that are suffering tremendous losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The federal funding comes from the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which allocated approximately $14 billion to help colleges and universities across the country mitigate their financial losses and help students and their families struggling because of the economic downturn caused by the outbreak.

“The coronavirus pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of New Jerseyans lives, from our health to our jobs to our colleges and universities,” said Sen. Booker. “I fought alongside Senator Menendez to ensure the economic hardships being experienced by students and our institutions of higher education are addressed so they receive the help they desperately need. This federal funding is a critical first step in supporting New Jersey’s colleges and universities, students, staff, faculty, and researchers battling this ongoing crisis.”

“Now more than ever, students and their families across New Jersey need our help weathering the economic storm caused by COVID-19,” said Sen. Menendez. “This funding will ensure students receive the assistance they need and that our colleges and universities can continue operating during this crisis. As Congress works on another stimulus package, I’ll continue fighting for the resources our students and institutions need to fully recover from these troubling times.”

Earlier this week, Sen. Menendez led the state’s entire congressional delegation in calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to expedite the delivery of the emergency COVID-19 funding. New Jersey has the second highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the nation, with over 58,000 cases and nearly 2,200 deaths.

New Jersey’s public two- and four-year colleges and universities were awarded a combined $238,113,748. Other institutions of higher learning receiving funding include private four-year colleges, technical and trade schools, and seminaries.

Each institution is required to distribute half of their award—the portion being released first—directly to students by providing emergency financial aid grants to help cover costs associated with the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19, including course materials, food, health care, technology, housing, and other eligible costs.

“Senator Menendez’s leadership and Senator Booker’s support were instrumental in securing this critical aid for our students at this most difficult time,” said Rutgers President Bob Barchi. “Their shared and continued commitment, and their focus on fighting for New Jersey’s students and for Rutgers in particular, is something for which we are all grateful.”

“The financial aid grants through the federal CARES Act will assist tens of thousands of community college students in New Jersey with their critical food, health care, housing and other emergency needs,” said Aaron Fichtner, president of the New Jersey Council of Community Colleges. “New Jersey’s 18 community colleges greatly appreciate the efforts of Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, and the entire congressional delegation in support of our students, our colleges and our state during this public health and economic crisis.”

The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of New Jersey: “The 14 non-profit independent colleges and universities in New Jersey thank Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, and the entire delegation for their support of the CARES Act and for pushing Secretary DeVos for a speedy distribution of the COVID-19 Emergency Funding to support NJ students and colleges. These funds will be a great interim relief to both our schools and students as they deal with the initial effects of the pandemic. As the needs of both our colleges and students continue, we look forward to carrying on this work Senators Menendez and Booker and the entire New Jersey delegation to ensure that New Jersey independent colleges and universities remain viable options of choice for New Jersey students and that students have the resources to continue their education. We are also eager to work together on the recovery effort for a strong NJ economy."

Below is a full, alphabetical listing of the institutions receiving funding and their total approximate award amount:

Advantage Career Institute - $41,609

Eatontown, Monmouth County


American Institute of Alternative Medicine - $14,814

East Brunswick, Middlesex County


American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education - $276,285

Piscataway, Middlesex County


Artistic Academy of Hair Design - $144,984

Morris Plains, Morris County


Asi Career Institute - $70,108

Turnersville, Gloucester County


Atlantic Beauty & Spa Academy - $211,628

Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County


Atlantic Cape Community College - $3,960,342
Mays Landing, Atlantic County

Bais Medrash Mayan Hatorah - $46,377

Lakewood, Ocean County


Bais Medrash Toras Chesed - $68,038

Lakewood, Ocean County


Bergen Community College - $8,461,418
Paramus, Bergen County


Bergen County Technical Schools - $76,107

Hackensack, Bergen County


Berkeley College - $4,464,258

Woodland Park, Passaic County


Best Care College - $255,167

East Orange, Essex County


Beth Medrash Govoha of America - $5,899,593

Lakewood, Ocean County


Beth Medrash of Asbury Park - $109,145

Lakewood, Ocean County


Bloomfield College - $2,851,037 
Bloomfield, Essex County


Branford Hall Career Institute - $201,705

Jersey City, Hudson County

Parsippany, Morris County


Brookdale Community College - $ 6,334,411
Lincroft, Monmouth County


Caldwell University - $2,028,129 
Caldwell, Essex County


Camden County College - $5,784,112
Blackwood, Camden County


Capri Institute of Hair Design - $189,299

Brick, Ocean County


Capri Institute of Hair Design - $110,520

Clifton, Passaic County


Capri Institute of Hair Design - $96,142

Kenilworth, Union County


Capri Instituteof Hair Design - $94,976

Paramus, Bergen County


Centenary University - $1,350,523 
Hackettstown, Warren County


Central Career School - $118,376

South Plainfield, Middlesex County


Christine Valmy International School of Esthetics & Cosmetology - $118,012

Pine Brook, Morris County


College of New Jersey (The) - $5,028,131
Ewing, Mercer County


College of Saint Elizabeth - $935,846 
Morristown, Morris County


County College of Morris - $3,734,038
Randolph, Morris County


Cutting Edge Academy - $85,930

Succasunna, Morris County


Divers Academy of The Eastern Seaboard - $97,783

Erial, Gloucester County


Drew University - $1,727,427 
Madison, Morris County


Eastern International College - $1,016,203

Belleville, Essex County

Jersey City, Hudson County


Eastern School Of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine - $19,495

Bloomfield, Essex County


Eastwick College - $895,753

Ramsey, Bergen County


Eastwick College - Hackensack Campus. - $844,520

Hackensack, Bergen County


Eastwick College - Nutley Campus - $1,022,459

Nutley, Essex County


Essex County College - $7,752,662
Newark, Essex County


Fairleigh Dickinson University - $5,771,203

Madison, Morris County


Felician University - $2,243,499

Lodi, Bergen County


Fortis Institute - $2,435,661

Lawrenceville, Mercer County

Wayne, Passaic County


Garden State Science and Technology Institute - $134,873

Jersey City, Hudson County


Georgian Court University - $1,690,335

Lakewood, Ocean County


Harris School of Business - $609,828

Cherry Hill, Camden County

Linwood, Atlantic County


Harris School of Business - $554,114

Voorhees, Camden County


Healthcare Training Institute - $319,461

Union, Union County


Hohokus School of Trade And Technical Sciences - $483,327

Paterson, Passaic County


Holy Name Medical Center Schoolof Nursing - $206,390

Englewood Cliffs, Ocean County


Hudson County Community College – $8,467,661
Jersey City, Hudson County


Innovate Salon Academy - $276,460

Ewing, Mercer County

South Plainfield, Middlesex County


Institute for Therapeutic Massage - $115,588

Haskell, Passaic County


Jersey College - $5,119,863

Teterboro, Bergen County


JFK Medical Center Muhlenberg Harold B. And Dorothy A. Snyder Schools - $417,854

Plainfield, Union County


Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art - $105,343

Dover, Morris County


Kean University - $13,509,139 
Union, Union County


Lincoln Technical Institute - $6,452,823

Iselin, Middlesex County

Mahwah, Bergen County

Moorestown, Burlington County

Paramus, Bergen County

South Plainfield, Middlesex County

Union, Union County


Medical Career Institute - $332,030

Ocean, Monmouth County


Mercer County Community College - $3,851,115
West Windsor, Mercer County


Middlesex County College - $7,378,634
Edison, Middlesex County


Mobile Technical Training - $5,238

South Hackensack, Bergen County


Monmouth County Vocational School District - $60,651

Freehold, Monmouth County


Monmouth University - $4,935,299

West Long Branch, Monmouth County


Montclair State University - $19,911,482
Montclair, Essex County


Morris County School of Technology - $68,148

Denville, Morris County


National Career Institute - $497,128

East Orange, Essex County

Jersey City, Hudson County


New Brunswick Theological Seminary - $24,151

New Brunswick, Middlesex County


New Community Career and Technical Institute - $289,766

Newark, Essex County


New Jersey City University - $8,337,070
Jersey City, Hudson County


New Jersey Institute of Technology - $8,110,969
Newark, Essex County


Ocean County College - $4,265,169
Toms River, Ocean County


Ocean County Vocational - Technical Schools - $380,824

Toms River, Ocean County


Parisian Beauty Academy Paul Mitchell Partner School - $673,639

Hackensack, Bergen County


Passaic County Community College - $5,451,658
Paterson, Passaic County


Paul Mitchell The School - Jersey Shore - $141,637

Brick, Ocean County


Pb Cosmetology Education Centre - $122,908

Gloucester, Gloucester County


Pc Age - $782,767

Jersey City, Hudson County

Iselin, Middlesex County


Pennco Tech - $979,653

Blackwood, Camden County


Pillar College - $562,480

Newark, Essex County


Princeton Theological Seminary - $143,741

Princeton, Mercer County


Princeton University - $2,424,099

Princeton, Mercer County


Rabbi Jacob Joseph School - $72,804

Edison, Middlesex County


Rabbinical College of America - $347,256

Morristown, Morris County


Ramapo College of New Jersey - $4,606,705
Mahwah, Bergen County


Raritan Valley Community College - $3,819,720
Branchburg, Somerset County


Rider University - $3,648,210

Lawrenceville, Mercer County


Rizzieri Aveda School for Beauty And Wellness - $267,582

Voorhees, Camden County


Rizzieri Institute - $23,111

Voorhees, Camden County


Robert Fiance Beauty Schools - $400,511

North Plainfield, Somerset County


Robert Fiance Beauty Schools - $304,898

West New York, Hudson County


Robert Fiance Beauty Schools - $154,526


Rowan College at Burlington County - $3,750,316
Mount Laurel, Burlington County


Rowan College of South Jersey - $6,557,641
Sewell, Gloucester County


Rowan University - $14,471,695
Glassboro, Gloucester County


Rutgers, The State University Of New Jersey - $54,160,640
New Brunswick, Middlesex County


Saint Francis Medical Center - $23,963

Trenton, Mercer County


Saint Peter's University - $3,914,585

Jersey City, Hudson County


Salem Community College - $665,129
Carney’s Point, Salem County


Seminary Bnos Chaim - $255,559

Lakewood, Ocean County


Seton Hall University - $5,749,918

South Orange, Essex County


Stevens Institute of Technology - $3,121,706

Hoboken, Hudson County


Stockton University - $10,041,238
Galloway, Atlantic County


Sussex County Community College - $1,156,835
Newton, Sussex County


Talmudical Academy - $122,458

Adelphia, Monmouth County


Teterboro School of Aeronautics - $490,330

Teterboro, Bergen County


Thomas Edison State University - $17,249
Trenton, Mercer County


Total Image Beauty Academy - $178,161

Union City, Hudson County


Union County College - $7,393,008
Cranford, Union County


Universal Training Institute - $162,039

Perth Amboy, Middlesex County


Warren County Community College - $686,371
Washington Township, Warren County


William Paterson University of New Jersey - $9,763,356
Wayne, Passaic County

Yeshiva Bais Aharon - $64,039

Lakewood, Ocean County


Yeshiva Chemdas Hatorah - $112,892

Lakewood, Ocean County


Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel - $179,422

Lakewood, Ocean County


Yeshiva Gedolah Keren Hatorah - $229,239

Lakewood, Ocean County


Yeshiva Gedolah of Cliffwood - $64,764

Keyport, Monmouth County


Yeshiva Gedolah Shaarei Shmuel - $85,372

Lakewood, Ocean County


Yeshiva Gedolah Tiferes Boruch - $86,883

North Plainfield, Somerset County


Yeshiva Gedolah Zichron Leyma - $31,665

Union, Union County


Yeshiva Toras Chaim - $347,751

Lakewood, Ocean County


Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah   $73,641

Lakewood, Ocean County


Yeshivas Be'Er Yitzchok    $139,993

Elizabeth, Union County


Yeshivas Emek Hatorah     $56,454

Howell, Monmouth County