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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home’s issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey’s one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won’t rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won’t have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Manasquan, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won’t be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren’t like anybody else’s, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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Waterproofing Services in New Jersey

With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can’t handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We’re talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home’s value and your family’s health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation’s walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation’s interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Manasquan

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn’t in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement’s water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home’s walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don’t wait to address the moisture developing in your basement – call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It’s easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don’t know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Manasquan:

Clay Bowl Effect

The “Clay Bowl” Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or “bowl” effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home’s value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a “prevention over repair” mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We’re not in the business of putting a “Band-Aid” on your water problem – we want to fix your issue completely, so you don’t have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don’t usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home’s foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren’t clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home’s foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

Exterior Waterproofing

Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you’re thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn’t retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it’s best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it’s hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor’s. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you’re having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won’t do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don’t let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Latest News in Manasquan

Morgan Stanley Looks to Restrain $2.75-Mln Producer in CO and NJ Who Left for UBS

Morgan Stanley has gone to federal court seeking to restrain another departing broker from calling former clients, this time a $2.75 million producer in Colorado and New Jersey who last week left for rival UBS Wealth Management USA.Mike Crotty, a 26-year industry veteran who had joined Morgan Stanley’s Smith Barney predecessor in 2007 and left for UBS on Friday, was sued by his former firm Tuesday for “improperly” soliciting clients in violation of his contract, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court i...

Morgan Stanley has gone to federal court seeking to restrain another departing broker from calling former clients, this time a $2.75 million producer in Colorado and New Jersey who last week left for rival UBS Wealth Management USA.

Mike Crotty, a 26-year industry veteran who had joined Morgan Stanley’s Smith Barney predecessor in 2007 and left for UBS on Friday, was sued by his former firm Tuesday for “improperly” soliciting clients in violation of his contract, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.

Crotty, his former firm alleged, had begun soliciting clients, asking them to shift with him to UBS while still a Morgan Stanley employee and he retained confidential client information after his departure. Morgan Stanley was required to seek a temporary restraining order and/or preliminary injunction to keep the advisor from continuing his solicitations pending the outcome of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority arbitration hearing, the complaint said.

“In the months leading up to this resignation, Crotty’s Outlook calendar indicates that he met with or spoke to over 30 Morgan Stanley clients, including the largest relationship he serviced at Morgan Stanley,” the complaint alleged. “Several clients, including those who appear not even to be identified on Crotty’s Outlook calendar, have confirmed that they were solicited to join Crotty at UBS prior to his departure from Morgan Stanley.”

At Morgan Stanley, Crotty had access to “hundreds” of the firm’s clients, and managed about $540 million in assets generating about $2.75 million in annual revenue, according to the complaint.

A UBS spokeswoman, who had previously confirmed Crotty’s hire, declined to comment on the litigation.

“Morgan Stanley will take appropriate action to ensure that departing employees comply with their legal obligations,” a Morgan Stanley spokeswoman said, declining to comment further on the case or Crotty’s departure.

Crotty, who at UBS works primarily from its Boulder office, managed by Tyler Hutchens, also uses the wirehouse’s office in Manasquan, New Jersey, as much of his client base is located in the New York-New Jersey area, a source familiar with the move said. Crotty had maintained offices in Boulder and Shrewsbury, New Jersey while at Morgan Stanley, according to the firm’s complaint.

Morgan Stanley alleges that Crotty, who was permitted to work primarily from Colorado, had as recently as June 14 traveled to New Jersey to meet with clients there. Following his July 9 exit, four of those clients reported to Morgan Stanley that Crotty informed them he was leaving for UBS and/or a new firm while still employed by Morgan Stanley, the complaint said.

“[I]t is clear that Crotty returned to New Jersey, for the purpose of meeting with and soliciting clients on behalf of UBS, even before he resigned,” the complaint said. “Crotty even had the audacity to submit his travel expenses, and the expenses he incurred meeting with clients, to Morgan Stanley for payment, even though he incurred all these expenses for the purpose of diverting Morgan Stanley clients to a competitor.”

Crotty did not respond to a request for comment sent through social media. He began his career in 1995 with Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Company and in 1997 joined Merrill Lynch for roughly a decade before joining Morgan Stanley, according to his BrokerCheck report.

Morgan Stanley also noted in its complaint that Crotty had entered into “various” joint production agreements, wherein he and other advisors agreed to service together Morgan Stanley clients. By entering those agreements, Crotty also agreed to abide by firm policies that called for issuance of injunctive relief in order to enforce non-solicitation and confidentiality provisions, the complaint said.

Those policies governing joint production agreement participants provide that any information, including “the names, addresses, telephone, e-mail or any other identifying numbers and financial information” of any client accounts, are “confidential and the sole and exclusive property of Morgan Stanley,” the complaint continued.

Morgan Stanley in January was successful in blocking a New Jersey team with $6 million in annual production from encouraging their former clients to join them at RBC Wealth Management-U.S. That January litigation followed a lull in non-solicitation and trade secret suits against defecting brokers filed by Morgan Stanley during the prior year.

Meanwhile, at least two of Morgan Stanley own recruitments of large teams have landed in court in recent months. A $4 million-producing team in Garden City, New York that had joined from UBS in April agreed the following month to a customer solicitation ban. In December, it was on the receiving end of a temporary restraining order a judge granted against a $14 million team in Boca Raton, Florida, that had also joined from UBS.

Both UBS and Morgan Stanley in 2017 withdrew from the Protocol for Broker Recruiting, which permits advisors to retain some client-contact information when moving to signatory firms and is aimed at reducing litigation.

UBS and Morgan Stanley, which both had pushed to reduce hiring expenditures and retreated from broker recruiting in 2016 and 2017, respectively, have in the past 18 months revived their broker efforts and been swapping high-end teams.

Jersey Mike\'s Subs opening four shops in Maine

Jersey Mike\'s Subs will open stores in Brunswick, Saco, Topsham and Windham this year, as the chain becomes more of a factor in northern New England.The four new stores will join the one Jersey Mike\'s in Maine, at 550 Gallery Drive in Scarborough. The Scarborough shop, owned by franchisees Jeff Martin and Steve Cascio, opened in May 2020, one of 210 the chain opened last year. The Manasquan, N.J.-based company has close to 2,000 shops either opening or in development in the U.S. and 2,500 worldwide, according to a company fact sheet...

Jersey Mike\'s Subs will open stores in Brunswick, Saco, Topsham and Windham this year, as the chain becomes more of a factor in northern New England.

The four new stores will join the one Jersey Mike\'s in Maine, at 550 Gallery Drive in Scarborough. The Scarborough shop, owned by franchisees Jeff Martin and Steve Cascio, opened in May 2020, one of 210 the chain opened last year. The Manasquan, N.J.-based company has close to 2,000 shops either opening or in development in the U.S. and 2,500 worldwide, according to a company fact sheet.

According to Restaurant Business, which ranked Jersey Mike\'s 40th in its Top 500 chain restaurants for 2021, the company had $1.59 billion in U.S. sales in 2020, from 1,854 shops.

The new Maine stores, owned as franchises, mark a recently explosion of openings in Maine and New Hampshire.

The Topsham store will be owned by Chris Brown, of Bedford, N.H., doing business as J.M. Bedford LLC, which owns nearly 50 Jersey Mike\'s franchises in eight states. The 1,900-square-foot store will be a a new build, on pad space at the Topsham Fair Mall in between the former Ruby Tuesday\'s restaurant and Norway Savings Bank, at 49 Topsham Fair Mall Road. Brown will lease the space from mall owner Four J LLC.

John Larson, of Four J LLC, told Mainebiz that people keep asking him about the Jersey Mike\'s, which is expected to open in early October. "People are really excited," he said. "It\'s a national franchise with a lot of buzz."

The Topsham space will have seating for 12, including an outdoors patio, and the focus is on takeout. There will be a drive-through lane for pickups, and dedicated parking for 12 cars.

Jersey Mike’s Subs also leased an 1,812 square feet standalone retail building at 172 Bath Road, Brunswick, in the Cook\'s Corner shopping mall, from Katz Properties Retail. That franchise will also be owned by Brown.

The other two franchises will be at 507 Main St. Saco, in a former Pizza Hut and 975 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, in space most recently occupied by Payless Shoes. Information on who the franchisees are wasn\'t immediately available, nor was information on when the shops, as well as the Brunswick shop, will open.

Brown has also opened, or is opening, several Jersey Mike\'s in New Hampshire. He moved to New Hampshire from Savannah, Ga., in 2018, and last year opened stores in Keene and Hudson, N.H. He recently bought a former Friendly\'s in Manchester, where he will open another. One of Brown\'s Jersey Mike\'s Subs is slated to open in Plaistow next week, and future sites are in Bedford, Concord, Nashua and West Lebanon, he told the New Hampshire Union Leader.

Another franchisee, Mike Goyette, opened a Jersey Mike\'s in Exeter, N.H., this past spring. He told Seacoast Online it\'s one of close to 50 Jersey Subs that has opened, or will soon open, in New England.

The chain began in 1956 in New Jersey with one Mike\'s Subs shop, and began expanding as Jersey Mike\'s in 1987 under new owner Peter Cancro.

Manasquan-Belmar Area Unemployment Decreases: Feds

MANASQUAN-BELMAR, NJ — Hiring surged in the U.S. in June and average hourly wages increased as more Americans return to a pre-pandemic way of life. However, the country still has a long way to go before pandemic job losses are fully reversed.The U.S. added 850,000 non-farm jobs in June, which was the largest monthly increase since August 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total payroll employment is up 15.6 million jobs since April 2020. However, the country is still down 6.8 million jobs (4.4 percent) from pre-p...

MANASQUAN-BELMAR, NJ — Hiring surged in the U.S. in June and average hourly wages increased as more Americans return to a pre-pandemic way of life. However, the country still has a long way to go before pandemic job losses are fully reversed.

The U.S. added 850,000 non-farm jobs in June, which was the largest monthly increase since August 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Total payroll employment is up 15.6 million jobs since April 2020. However, the country is still down 6.8 million jobs (4.4 percent) from pre-pandemic levels. The unemployment rate ticked up by 0.1 percentage points to 5.9 percent between May and June.

The unemployment rate in the Manasquan-Belmar area has largely improved since the beginning of the pandemic, and there was some improvement from April to May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. May figures are the most recent for local unemployment.

The Monmouth County unemployment rate was 6.0 percent in May, down from 6.2 percent in April. That reflected significant improvement from May 2020, when the unemployment rate stood at 15.6 percent.

The Monmouth County May unemployment rate is lower than New Jersey\'s 6.9 percent rate, according to the latest local figures from the BLS.

Nationally, the leisure and hospitality industry added 343,000 positions in June in a sign that more Americans are ready to return to restaurants, bars and vacation spots. Employment in the industry still has a long way to recover, with positions down 12.9 percent from pre-pandemic levels.

Average hourly earnings continue to climb as employers offer more money in an effort to fill positions. The average hourly earning was $30.40 in June, up 10 cents from May. Average hourly wages are up 43 cents since April.

President Joe Biden celebrated the report and said the country is rapidly recovering from the pandemic\'s economic damage.

"Instead of workers competing with each other for jobs that are scarce, employers are competing with each other to attract workers," he said in a statement.

Long-term unemployment (jobless for 27 weeks or more) increased by 233,000 to 4 million; people who are long-term unemployed account for about 42 percent of all unemployed people in June.

Editor\'s note: This post was automatically generated using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected].

Baseball: Mike Yorke of Colts Neck is the NJ.com Coach of the Year, 2021

Every coach, in every spring sport, had a different take on how to approach the 2021 season after a year away from the teams they coached and the games they played.When the Colts Neck baseball team convened for its first practice in April, Mike Yorke took on the task of teaching the nuts and bolts of Cougar baseball.The N.J. High School Sports newsletter now appearing in mailboxes 5 days a week. Sign up now and be among the first to get all the boys and girls sports you care about, straight to your inbox each weekday....

Every coach, in every spring sport, had a different take on how to approach the 2021 season after a year away from the teams they coached and the games they played.

When the Colts Neck baseball team convened for its first practice in April, Mike Yorke took on the task of teaching the nuts and bolts of Cougar baseball.

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“When we opened the box we discovered we needed to teach team concepts,” Yorke said. “We’ve always done that, but it was usually done on the JV and freshman levels and in the summer. Because of COVID-19 the landscape was different. We ended up teaching team concepts more than we ever did and the kids bought in.”

Colts Neck went 22-8, shared the Shore Conference Class B North title with Wall and won the Central Jersey Group 3 championship — the first in program history. After all that winning, Yorke is the NJ.com Baseball Coach of the Year for 2021.

“We didn’t have a star player,” Yorke said. “We didn’t have a big kid on the team, but we were only small in stature, not in heart. Every kid on our team was a warrior.

“This wasn’t the best team we’ve ever had,” added Yorke, who started the Colts Neck program when the school opened in 1998-1999. “But this was a team that played well together and played well at the right time. This was a group of kids who didn’t want to lose.”

For Colts Neck and Yorke, the attention to detail in the beginning of the season paid off at the end of it.

“We ended up spending more time on things like back picks, infield defense and situations,” Yorke said. “We always emphasize the importance of defending every base, trying to steal an out and running out every ball like it’s going to be a double.

“We told the kids being good at the small things will lead to big success. The kids believed in what we were saying and the pieces fell into place.”

Just not right away, however.

On Opening Day, Colts Neck crushed an experienced Manalapan team, 10-1.

“Then Howell hammered us (11-2) in the next game,” Yorke said. “Then we beat a good Ferris team (the Hudson County champion) 16-5, but lost the next game to Wall (13-2).”

As April turned to May, Colts Neck scored a 2-1, extra-inning win over Wall, swept two games from rival St. John Vianney then lost to Manasquan, 7-6, and Marlboro, 10-2.

“The coaches stood in front of kids and asked them if they were the team that beat Manalapan 10-1 or the team that lost to Wall 13-2?” Yorke explained. “We told the kids they could be the team that beats good teams handily or the team that gets mercy-ruled.

“After the one-run win against Wall and the Manalapan and Ferris games, we knew we had some good arms. But when we started hitting the ball, things really came together.”

On May 10, a rather pedestrian 7-2 win over Manasquan ignited a hot steak that saw Colts Neck win 16 of its next 18 games. During that streak, the Cougars averaged 7.7 runs per game.

Colts Neck earned the top seed in the Central Jersey Group 3 tournament. The Cougars opened their run to the sectional title with a 7-4 win over Lawrence. Then came victories over a good Middletown North team (8-1) and pitching-strong Allentown (5-2).

In the CJ3 final against Northern Burlington, lightning struck when Dave Cohen bashed a walk-off grand slam for a 3-2 victory. He only touched first base after being mobbed by teammates, resulting in the final score.

“Because we didn’t have a locker room, the dugout became our meeting place,” Yorke said. “One of the things we did this season was hang things on the dugout walls like the standings and the state tournament bracket. It was something visual the kids could see to help them understand what was happening around them. It’s something we will definitely do next season.”

The Cougars ran out of magic in the Group 3 semifinals when it lost to eventual state champion Ocean City, 4-2.

“It was great to see the hard work in the preseason come to fruition at the end,” Yorke said. “It was a very satisfying year for all of us.”

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FAFSA Completions Down In NJ: How Manasquan-Belmar Area Schools Compare

MANASQUAN-BELMAR, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an...

MANASQUAN-BELMAR, NJ — Applications for federal college financial aid are notably lower this year, and that could mean fewer freshmen when classes begin this fall.

Prospective college students can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for subsidized student loans and other forms of aid. FAFSA applications declined 5.8 percent nationally this year compared with the same time last year. About 1.72 million students completed the application as of June 25, compared with 1.83 million in 2020, according to an Associated Press analysis of FAFSA data.

As of February this year, FAFSA applications were down 10 percent from last year. But the completion rate increased in the spring, when schools could hold more in-school FAFSA help events that were canceled last year because of the pandemic.

A decline in the FAFSA completion rate could be a harbinger of lower enrollment in the fall. The class of 2020 had 3.7 percent fewer FAFSA applications than the class of 2019; postsecondary enrollment dropped 6.8 percent between the class of 2020 and 2019, according to the National College Attainment Network.

In New Jersey, 55,028 FAFSA applications were completed as of June 25, compared with 57,281 completions at the same point last year. That is a 3.9 percent decrease. (See how Manasquan-Belmar area high schools compare below.)

The decline is steeper among Title 1 high schools, meaning those where low-income students make up at least 40 percent of enrollment. Title 1 high school completions dropped 8.83 percent, compared with a 3.86 decrease for non-Title 1 schools.

In New Jersey, completed applications dropped 8.7 percent from Title 1 schools, compared with a 2.8 percent drop for non-Title 1 school applications as of June 25.

Here is how schools in the Manasquan-Belmar area are doing with FAFSA completion as of June 25. See more Manasquan-Belmar area high schools here. Note: Percent changes can be affected by a relatively small difference in completions, especially for smaller schools. FAFSA data only counts students who are no older than 19.

School: Wall High School District: Wall Township Public School District Municipality: Wall

School: Manasquan High School District: Manasquan School District Municipality: Manasquan

School: Communications High School District:Monmouth County Vocational School District Municipality: Wall

School: Academy Charter High School District:Academy Charter High School Municipality: Lake Como

The FAFSA application for the 2020-21 academic year closes June 30 at 11:59 p.m. CT, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Many states and colleges set their own deadlines for aid applications. There has been a push in recent years to have students fill out the FAFSA earlier in their senior year.

Editor\'s note: This list was automatically generated using FAFSA data analyzed by the Associated Press. Federal high school counts don\'t include students over the age of 19. Information isn\'t available for all schools. Schools with fewer than five completions are omitted from the data. Please report any errors or other feedback to [email protected].

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