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New Jersey's Community College Opportunity Grant Program Continues with changes to the program for this Fall, 2019.

New Jersey's Community College Opportunity Grant program was piloted in the Spring, 2019. The revised program provides "free tuition" for students whose household income does not exceed $65,000. It is part of Governor Murphy's 2020 budget, approved by the state legislature on July 1. Students who qualify* will receive free tuition for the Fall 2019 semester.

 
NJ Community College Opportunity Grant

LEARN MORE AT A MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE INFORMATION SESSION
James Kerney Campus
102 North Broad Street, Trenton 08698
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  • Monday, July 15 – 12 noon and 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16 – 12 noon and 5:00 p.m.
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor 08550
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  • Wednesday, July 17 – 12pm and 5:30 p.m.

New Features for 2019-2020

  • Now covers dependent students who are attending college part-time (typically two classes) in a semester.
  • Now covers fees for nursing, culinary, and other career and technical education programs. (More details to come!)

TO QUALIFY, YOU MUST…

  • Have a total household adjusted gross income not exceeding $65,000.
  • 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.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.

YOUR NEXT STEPS


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.

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NJ Community College Opportunity Grant

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