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Types of Financial Aid

Completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step for consideration for the following types of financial aid at Ocean County College.

Learn about the FAFSA process with Enrollment Services’ FAFSA Presentation (PPTX).

Types of Financial Aid at OCC

Federal Aid

State Aid

In order to be considered for the following State Aid programs, you MUST report additional information to the State of New Jersey.

Educational Benefits for Veterans and Military Affiliated Students

Education benefits may be available for veterans, active duty members, guard, reserve, and their dependents. Please visit to apply for education benefits. If you have questions, you can reach out to the school certifying official located in the Financial Aid Department or OCC’s Veteran and Military Resource Center.


The Ocean County College Foundation offers scholarships to students attending Ocean County College.

In addition, private scholarships/grants are available from local and national organizations and foundations. Students are encouraged to investigate their eligibility for these funds and required to report receipt of any awards to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office notifies students of any adjustments to a financial aid package based on receipt of private scholarships.

Private Loans

Private loans are available from national lenders to assist in meeting college costs. Students are encouraged to apply for federal and state aid, and seek private grants and scholarships, before using private loan funds. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

A FAFSA is not always required to receive private scholarships or loans. Please check with the provider for further information.

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