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Paying for College

NJ Community College Opportunity Grant

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opportunity grant What is this grant?
Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) awards will pay the costs of tuition and approved educational fees that are not already covered by other available grant funds applied to the student’s account. The state grant is limited to students enrolled in at least 6 credits for Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 and who have an adjusted gross income of $0 -$65,000.​

Take these steps to see if you qualify!
  • Look for an award letter.​
Eligibility requirements for the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020​ Community College Opportunity Grant award
  • Complete and answer the New Jersey State Grants Questions in NJFAMS.
  • Students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 college level credits.
  • Students must have an adjusted gross income (AGI) of no less than $0 and no more than $65,000: for a dependent student AGI refers to parental AGI as reported on the financial aid application, for an independent student AGI refers to the AGI reported on the financial aid application for the student and, if applicable, the student’s spouse.
  • All students must be making academic progress in order to be eligible for CCOG. 

  • The institution must certify, for any students who do not reside in a county it serves, that the institution has received a letter from the New Jersey county college serving the students’ county of residence stating the reason the home county college approves the student’s eligibility for CCOG at an out-of-county institution. Reasons for a home county college to approve a student’s eligibility for CCOG at an out-of-county institution include:
    • ​the home county college does not offer the curriculum that the students chose to study
    • the home county college cannot admit the students into the desired program of study due to lack of available space, which will exist for at least one year
    • the proximity of the student’s residence or place of employment to the out of county institution
    • or the home county college’s determination that it would be a hardship for the student to attend the home county college​​​

Gloucester; Cumberland