School District: West Essex Regional High School

Dear Dr. Barbara Cieremans:

        New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide to be distributed to New Jersey high school students.  In January 2013 legislation was passed by the New Jersey Legislature and signed into law by Governor Christie requiring HESAA to provide a booklet/brochure and directing high schools to annually disseminate it to each student in the 11th and 12th grades.

        In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:71A-35, I am forwarding the Student Loan Guide e-booklet link to you below and some of our other valuable tools to help students and families.  I trust these publication links will be transmitted to each student in the grades specified above.  I have attached the state law PDF indicated above for your review.

e-booklet link to the Student Loan Guide:

Interactive Student Loan Game Plan:

9th grade e-booklet Reach Higher a guide to choose a college path:

        HESAA is the only state authority with the sole mission of providing students and families with the information and resources necessary to attain an education beyond high school.  I encourage you, your guidance staff and students to visit our website,, to learn more about our programs and services.  Also, if we can ever be of assistance to you in helping students plan for college, please do not hesitate to contact us.  If hard copies are required, please let me know the quantity needed and the address to mail them.

        Thank you for your attention to this matter.


Andre' D. Maglione
Acting Director of Student Financial Aid Services
New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority