Posted Saturday, August 15th, 2020
State Program May Even Cover Costs of Tuition and Fees
Rather than taking a gap year, students have the option of tapping into millions of dollars in funding to move forward with their higher education at County College of Morris.
By enrolling at CCM, students can get started on general education requirements to transfer to a four-year school at a later date; explore their options with more than 100 degree, certificate and training programs; and get a head start on a rewarding and fulfilling career path.
CCM is making it easier to fund an education by offering several programs students can apply for to determine if they qualify for free assistance. CCM currently is enrolling students for the Fall 2020 Semester, which begins on September 9. Following are the programs that are available to provide students with money for college.
Free tuition is available for CCM students through the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG). Students taking six or more credits may qualify for these funds to cover both tuition and fees. To learn more and to apply, go to www.ccm.edu/ccog/.
CARES Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund
For students who were enrolled in a degree or certificate program during the Spring 2020 Semester, CCM currently has more than $1 million in federal CARES dollars so they can continue their studies this fall. Established to assist people during the COVID-19 pandemic, this is free money that students can use for basic needs, technology support, educational expenses and other living costs such as rent, utilities, clothing and childcare. To find out more and to apply, go to www.ccm.edu/admissions/financialaid/ccmcares-studentemergencygrant/.
The CCM Foundation has nearly $300,000 available to award to students as scholarships this fall. The Foundation also operates the Titan Emergency Fund to provide students with money to take care of unexpected expenses ranging from car repairs, to rent, to medical care and more. To apply for a scholarship, go to www.ccm.edu/foundation/scholarships/.
In addition to the money offered through CARES, CCOG and Foundation Scholarships, the CCM Office of Financial Aid awards more than $12 million each year to students. A significant portion of those awards consists of Pell Grants, which unlike loans, do not need to be paid back. To learn more about financial aid at CCM, go to www.ccm.edu/admissions/financialaid/.
Course Formats to Fit Your Schedule
Students enrolling for the Fall Semester at CCM are being provided with great flexibility to meet their schedules and comfort level as they can select from three formats to take their courses: remote, online and hybrid.
Remote Courses are similar to live classes in that they take place through video conferencing on specific days and times.
Online Courses also take place virtually but do not require attendance at a specific time and allow for the greatest amount of flexibility.
Hybrid Courses are for those programs that require some hands-on learning with a portion of class time taking place on campus and the remainder online.
To learn more about enrolling at CCM for the Fall 2020 Semester, go to www.ccm.edu/fall-2020/.