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


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


  • 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, including submission of all required documents.
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.


For eligible students part of the RWJBarnabas Health partnership with New Jersey Community Colleges:
Contact your Mercer CCOG Student Advisor and Navigator, Lisa Bogdziewicz, at


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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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