Types of Financial Aid
Completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to consideration for the following types of financial aid at Ocean County College:
- Federal Pell Grant (PELL)
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Work Study*
- William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loans (subsidized and unsubsidized)*
*Requires further application through the Ocean County College Financial Aid Office.
In order to be considered for the following State Aid programs, you MUST report additional information to the State of New Jersey.
- Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF)*
- New Jersey State Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)
- New Jersey Stars Scholarship (NJ Stars)*
- Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars Program
- Urban Scholars Award
- New Jersey Class Loan (NJ Class Loan)*
*Further application & counseling/advising required through the Ocean County College Financial Aid, EOF & Advising Offices.
Veterans' Educational Benefits
There are state and federal assistance programs that provide student aid for veterans and members of the Selected Reserves and National Guard, veterans with ratable disabilities, dependents of veterans who died or become disabled as a result of active duty, and dependents of military service personnel who are officially declared prisoners of war or missing in action.
Students wishing to take advantage of V.A benefits & programs at Ocean County College MUST meet with the Veterans Coordinator in the Ocean County College Advising Department to apply, register for classes and certify enrollment with the V.A.
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.
- FinAid, The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid: www.finaid.org/scholarships/
- FastWeb Scholarship Search: www.fastweb.com
- College Board Scholarship Search: www.collegeboard.com
- School Soup: www.schoolsoup.com
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.