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The Ocean County College Financial Aid Department has it's own priority processing deadlines alongside the NJ State and Federal deadlines listed below. In order to guarantee your FAFSA is processed by the beginning of a semester so that you are able to register for classes with no out-of-pocket expenses (assuming you are eligible for aid), you must file your application and follow up with any required paperwork by the Priority Deadlines listed below.

What are the FAFSA filing deadlines?

There are different filing deadlines for the Federal Government, State of New Jersey and Ocean County College. Please see below;

Federal Government
June 30th, 2014
State of New Jersey
2012-2013 TAG recipients
All other applicants

June 1st, 2013

October 1st, 2013 (Fall & Spring)

March 1st, 2014 (Spring Only)

Ocean County College
(if selected for Federal Verification, all requested documentation must be received by these dates in order to enable your award letter to be processed prior to the first day of the term for which you are registered)
New Students
Returning Students
June 7th, 2013 (Fall)
May 10th, 2013 (Fall)
July 5th, 2013 (Fall Quick Term)
November 8th, 2013 (Spring)
October 11th, 2013 (Spring)
December 6th, 2013 (Spring Quick Term)

For more information regarding deadlines, you can visit FAFSA - Student Aid Deadlines.

Priority Deadlines

If you are selected for Verification by the Federal Government and want to be guaranteed to have your financial aid in place before the beginning of Fall 2013 classes, you MUST file your FAFSA and have all required documents to the financial aid office by the deadlines below. If we do not have a completed FAFSA and all required documents by the dates below, you will be required to set up a payment plan with our Cashiers office in order to guarantee your Fall 2013 classes.

New Jersey Stars Students April 15th, 2013
New Students June 7th, 2013
Returning Students May 10th, 2013


In order to be eligible to receive NJ grants and/or scholarships, you MUST file your FAFSA by the deadlines below.

New Students

October 1st, 2013 (Fall 2013)

March 1st, 2014 (Spring 2014)

Returning Students June 1st, 2013


OCC's FAFSA Filing Deadlines, Document Submission Deadlines, and Pay As You Go Policy





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