State Program Will Enable Eligible Students to Attend Ocean County College for Free

Institution a Recipient of Community College Opportunity Grant
Oct 03, 2018
Source: Ocean County College

Ocean County College has been chosen as a recipient of Gov. Phil Murphy’s Community College Opportunity Grant, and, as such, will receive funding to allow eligible students to attend OCC at no cost. The college has also received a $250,000 grant to support the implementation of this program for the upcoming spring semester.

According to the state, “approximately 13,000 qualifying students will be able to attend one of 13 community colleges free of tuition and educational fees in the spring semester that starts in January 2019.”

OCC will participate in this inaugural cohort to pilot New Jersey’s free community college initiative. “This program,” the college explained, “will provide financial assistance for tuition and educational fees to students who register for six credits or more and whose family incomes are within the program guidelines.

“Ocean County College is absolutely delighted and enthusiastic to be a recipient of a Community College Opportunity Grant award. The grant will provide eligible Ocean County citizens, who may not have the financial means to pay for college, the opportunity to attend Ocean County College for free.”

The program will be jointly administered by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.

For more information about OCC, call 732-255-0400 or visit —J.K.-H.

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