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Community College Opportunity Grant
What is the Community College Opportunity Grant?
This grant will cover FULL TUITION and approved education fees for 6-18 college credits for eligible students after all other state, federal, institutional, and community aid have been applied.
You May Be Eligible If You:
Question or Inquiries:
Email: [email protected]
View CCOG Fact Sheet/Flyer (Eng) / (Spanish)
A US Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen
Completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA and satisfy all eligibility requirements:
Click here for additional CCOG eligibility requirements. FAQ’s can be downloaded here.
Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov or njfams.hesaa.org for more information
An Undocumented or DACA student
Completed the 2020-2021 NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application and satisfy all eligibility requirements:
File an affidavit stating that you have filed or will file an application to legalize your immigration status as soon as you are eligible.
All students must complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application to apply for all available forms of federal and state need-based grants and merit scholarships by September 15, 2020. The student must satisfy all requirements to determine his or her eligibility to receive payments of these state and federal grants and scholarships within established state deadlines. The FAFSA can be completed at www.fafsa.gov. New Jersey Dreamers should complete the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application at https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJAlternativeApplication.aspx.
Students must create a federal student aid identification number (FSA ID) at https://fsaid.ed.gov to sign the FAFSA electronically, then complete the application at https://fafsa.gov . The application will be processed within 5 – 7 days. We recommend that the student check the status of the application in the Myecc portal.
Call our financial aid office at (973)877-3200 to setup an appointment for assistance, then after 5 – 7 days visit the Myecc portal to check the application status.
If a student cannot access the Myecc portal, please direct them to Enrollment Services.
Disclaimer: Tuition grants offered through MCCC are limited to Essex County residents. 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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