Posted Monday, July 29th, 2019

Start Your Education or Advance Your Career

A recent expansion of the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant will allow New Jersey students enrolled at County College of Morris or any county college in the state to be eligible to attend school tuition-free.

Students must meet all of these qualifications:

  • New Jersey resident of any age who is enrolled in at least 6 credits for Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 at a New Jersey community college.
  • Family adjusted gross income of $0 -$65,000.
  • Students who have not already earned an associate or bachelor’s degree.

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There is no separate application. Students are automatically considered for the aid when they complete the FAFSA® or the NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application for NJ Dreamers.

The state grants may cover the full cost of tuition and approved educational fees for 6-18 credits after all federal, state, institutional and community aid have been applied.

The first step is to apply to CCM, which can be done online at www.ccm.edu/admissions, and then fill out the FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa; New Jersey Dreamers fill out the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application at www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJAlternativeApplication.aspx. The deadline to apply for the FAFSA is September 15.

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

CCM at 50 logoFor more information, visit https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/ccog.aspx or www.ccm.edu/ccog.

Along with the CCOG, the state also offers the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) program that 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 CCM’s NJ STARS page at www.ccm.edu/admissions/financialaid/nj-stars/.

Located on 222 acres of rolling terrain in Randolph, County College of Morris has been meeting the educational and training needs of residents and businesses in Morris County for 50 years. The college offers more than 45 associate degree programs, including apprenticeship programs in advanced manufacturing, along with a full slate of certificate and workforce development programs. Included among its distinctions, CCM is the only community college in New Jersey to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. Along with a strong STEM foundation, the college is known for the quality of its liberal arts, performing arts, health science, and culinary and hospitality programs. Students can earn a Rutgers bachelors degree at CCM in four academic majors: Psychology, criminal justice, leadership and management, and marketing.

The college holds more than 150 transfer agreements and its graduates annually transfer to the state’s and nation’s best four-year institutions. CCM is focused on excellence in teaching and lifelong learning through the delivery of exceptional programs and services that reflect a dedication to inclusiveness and diversity, educational advancement, cultural enrichment and workforce development.