NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez 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 - $201,705Jersey 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 - $5,784,112Blackwood, 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 Institute of Hair Design - $94,976 Paramus, Bergen County

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

Central Career School - $118,376South 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 School of 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