Attend OCC Tuition-Free!
Are you in search of an affordable online degree? Half of all students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for Ocean County College attend school tuition-free. OCC offers many options to cover your college tuition — Pell grants, NJ STARS, and our many scholarships and financial aid programs. Prospective students who meet the financial requirements can realize their dream of an excellent online college education — without facing mountains of student loan debt.
Read on to learn more about our about free community college tuition opportunities and see if you qualify for a free college education.
How to get started:
Apply to Ocean County College
Even if you’ve previously attended, you’ll need a new application
File your FAFSA
File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov
Complete your New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) Profile
Answer the appropriate questions on the HESAA website
- Complete and file the FAFSA or New Jersey Alternative Application
- Complete and answer the New Jersey State Grants Questions in NJFAMS
- Complete state record and verification documents (if selected)
- Enroll for a minimum of 6 credits
Why pay more for an online degree?
OCC provides fully remote, high-quality, and affordable instruction in more than 150 courses that allow you to earn your associate degree from home.
We believe a college degree should be accessible and affordable for everyone, which is why OCC offers one of the lowest tuition rates in New Jersey.
We’ve also bundled tuition, books, and select fees together, so you pay one low price for everything you need to get started. Our team can connect you with grants and scholarships that make your education even more affordable.
OCC also offers remote assistance for everything you need to succeed, including academic advising, tutoring, counseling services, and more.
Stay home, stay safe, and stay on track for your college degree. Contact us today!
Ocean County students enrolled in six or more credits in a certificate or degree program.
All students must complete the FAFSA or the New Jersey Alternative Aid Application for consideration for the other following types of financial aid at Ocean County College:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)
- New Jersey State Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)
- New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJSTARS)
- New Jersey Dreamers