You may be eligible to

Attend CCM Tuition Free

The Community College Opportunity Grant

The New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) may cover the cost of FULL TUITION and approved educational FEES for qualified students for 6-18 credits after all other federal, state, institutional and community aid have been applied.

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Determining Your Eligibility

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For New Jersey State Financial Aid Application Deadlines, visit

PLEASE NOTE: Certain individuals may not receive grant funding to cover the full cost of tuition and approved fees.  This will be determined through the financial aid application process.

Adult student in classroomFor Those in the Workforce

CCOG is not just for traditional students. Those in the workforce who would like to earn or complete their college degree also may quality.

Three Easy Steps

To find out if you are eligible for free tuition:

  1. Apply to CCM
  2. Fill out the FAFSA or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid   Application if a New Jersey Dreamer – CCM’s school code is 007106
  3. Register for classes

If you are eligible, you will receive funding through the grant after all other aid has been applied.


Visit the authority — The New Jersey Education Student Assistance Authority (HESSA)


Or email or

For a Spanish translation, view the Spanish language page.

New Jersey STARS

Students at commencementThe New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program 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 our NJ STARS  page.

Email, call us at 973-328-5230 or visit us in the Student Community Center, Room 210