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New Jersey's Community College Opportunity Grant Program May Continue This Fall

New Jersey's new Community College Opportunity Grant program was piloted this Spring, providing "free tuition" for students whose household income does not exceed $45,000. It is part of Governor Murphy's 2020 budget proposal, to be voted on by the state legislature by July 1. With passage, students who qualify* will receive free tuition for the Fall semester.

Information for the upcoming Fall semester will be updated as it becomes available.

 
NJ Community College Opportunity Grant

LEARN MORE AT A MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION

James Kerney Campus
102 North Broad Street, Trenton 08698
 directions
  • Tuesday, July 23rd – 12 noon and 5:30 p.m.
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor 08550
 directions
  • Wednesday, July 17 – 12pm and 5:30 p.m.

TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST…

  • Have a total household adjusted gross income not exceeding $45,000.
  • Not have a prior college degree.
  • Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov, including submission of all required documents.
  • Enroll for at least 6 course credits (typically two classes) in a semester.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.

YOUR NEXT STEPS

  1. Apply for financial aid. We can help you complete the FAFSA form.
  2. Complete your MCCC admission application.
  3. Meet with your assigned Success Coach.

FOR MORE DETAILS / ASSISTANCE

Admissions    (609) 570-3795 or email admiss@mccc.edu
Financial Aid    finaid@mccc.edu
Success Coaching    successcoach@mccc.edu

Disclaimer: Tuition grants offered through MCCC are limited to Mercer County residents. (Note other participating county colleges here.) The total amount of funds from the Community College Opportunity Grant is based upon the funding received through your FAFSA application and other tuition assistance monies received. Funding is by the State of New Jersey and is subject to change. All tuition funds are deposited to the college on behalf of each student in the program.

Policy and Procedures (pdf)