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Study Online at OCC Tuition Free!

Free College

Looking to get an affordable online degree?  Half of all students who fill out the FAFSA for Ocean County College are able to attend school tuition-free! OCC offers many options to cover your college tuition. Choose from 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.

Want to learn more about free community college tuition opportunities? Complete the form to learn more about our programs and see if you qualify for a free college education.

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How to get started:

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Even if you’ve previously attended, you’ll need a new application

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File your FAFSA

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid at

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Complete your HESAA Profile

Answer the necessary questions on the HESAA website

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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

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Why pay more for an online degree?

OCC provides fully remote, high quality, 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 all. That’s why OCC offers one of the lowest tuition rates in New Jersey. We’ve also bundled tuition, books, and select fees together to help 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!

Who’s eligible?

Ocean County students enrolled in at least 6 or more credits in a certificate or degree program.

All students should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 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

Need More Information?

Contact The HUB at or 732.255.0481

New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant
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