News and Events

Student Government Leadership Summit

ICFNJ Demonstrates How Independent Higher Education is Making an IMPACT (Student-Community-State)

Golfing Day on Course Helps Set Students' Course for Life

Over morning and afternoon tee times, 37 foursomes competed for best foursome, best drive, closest to the pin and other golfing honors -- all to benefit independent higher education.  A day on the course paid big dividends in highlighting the impact of private higher education for student, community and state.


For more images from the event, visit the Photo Gallery.

We extend our thanks to all the sponsors and participants that made this September 11th outing yield a positive return for the 65,000+ students enrolled annually.

Undergraduate Research Symposium Offers Funding for New Projects

Students from ICFNJ's 14 member colleges and universities are eligible to apply to participate in the symposium. Priority is given to students in STEM majors but any student may submit an application for full consideration.

Successful candidates will receive up to $1000 to offset research expenses including research stipends.  Funding for the Symposium is provided by corporate and foundation partners who share in a commitment to increase the retention rate of students enrolled in STEM programs.  Research opportunities help develop citizens who think clearly, whoare curious and creative and who thoughtfully hold our public officials accountable.  The education provided through this opportunity will open minds, and thereby, expand the spirit and strength of the fabric of New Jersey.

Participants in the Undergraduate Research Symposium have an opportunity to interact with industry professionals, member institution faculty, and business professionals in a judged competition designed to build workforce skills.  All students receive feedback on their written and poster presentations.

For more information and an application, click here.

Spring Dinner Honors Contributions to Higher Education

Economic Impact Report Yields Important News for State

For news coverage, click on following:

Should NJ private colleges get public money? New report makes case
Adding It Up: Economic Impact of New Jersey's Private Colleges

Students Shine at Scholarship Receptions

Undergraduate Research Symposium Reinforces STEM Pipeline

Read abstracts of the exciting research being conducted on New Jersey's independent college and universitiy campuses in the 2017 URS Program Book.  

You will find the  proj
ects are as diverse and interesting as the students who created them.  Each seeks to find a way of making a difference for the individual, community or world.  

New Jersey Higher Education Recognizes Secretary Rochelle Hendricks

NJ Independent Colleges Go to Washington for Higher Education


The Annual Meeting and Advocacy Day serves as the premier policy and advocacy event for private, nonprofit higher educaiton.

It is designed to provide briefings on the most urgent policy issues affecting higher education.

TAG and EOF -- Grateful Graduates


The Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) programs not only enabled thousands of New Jersey students to attend college, but made it possible for them to graduate as well. Those graduates, who are using their degrees to build new lives and new careers, say "thank you" to everyone who makes TAG and EOF possible.