Students Should Check Their Eligibility Now
As a result of the expansion of the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) to all county colleges in the state, County College of Morris (CCM) now is offering this tuition assistance program to students.
The CCOG may cover the full cost of tuition and approved educational fees for 6-18 credits after all federal, state, institutional and community aid have been applied. To qualify, students need to have a family adjusted gross income of no more than $65,000, not already have an associate or bachelor’s degree, be registered for 6–18 credits, and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or if a New Jersey Dreamer the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.
The first step is to apply to CCM, which can be done online at www.ccm.edu/admissions, and then fill out the FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa or if a New Jersey Dreamer the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application at www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJAlternativeApplication.aspx. The deadline to apply for the FAFSA is September 15.
CCOG is not just for traditional students. Those in the workforce who would like to earn or complete their college degree also may quality.
Along with the CCOG, the state also offers the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program that provides high-achieving high school students with free tuition at their home community college. Applicants must be New Jersey residents who rank in the top 15 percent of their high school class at the end of their junior or senior years. For more information, visit CCM’s NJ STARS page at www.ccm.edu/admissions/financialaid/nj-stars/.