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Study at OCC Tuition Free!

You May Qualify for a Free College Education!

Are you in search of an affordable 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 college education — without facing mountains of student loan debt.

How to get started:

check markApply to Ocean County College

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

check markFile your FAFSA

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid

check markComplete your New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) Profile

Answer the appropriate 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

Learn More About Our Programs


Talk to an enrollment specialist by calling: 

Why pay more for a college degree?

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 assistance for everything you need to succeed, including academic advising, tutoring, counseling services, and more.

Who’s eligible?

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

Need More Information?

Contact The HUB at or 732.255.0481

New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant
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