Application Deadlines

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The Ocean County College Financial Aid Department has it's own priority processing deadlines alongside the NJ State and Federal deadlines listed below. In order to guarantee your FAFSA is processed by the beginning of a semester so that you are able to register for classes with no out-of-pocket expenses (assuming you are eligible for aid), you must file your application and follow up with any required paperwork by the Priority Deadlines listed below.

What are the FAFSA Filing Deadlines?

There are different filing deadlines for the Federal Government, State of New Jersey and Ocean County College. Please see below:

          2014-2015                                      2015-2016
Federal Government    June 30th, 2015                                  June 30th, 2016
State of New Jersey   

2013-2014 TAG Recipients    June 1st, 2014

 All other Applicants October 1st, 2014                 (Fall & Spring)                   March 1st, 2015                      (Spring Only)


2014-2015 TAG Recipients         June 1st, 2015                    

All other Applicants           October 1st, 2015                   (Fall & Spring)                        March 1st, 2016                     (Spring Only)

Ocean County College 
(If selected for Federal Verification, all requested documentation must be received by these dates in order to enable your award letter to be processed prior to the first day of the term for which you are registered)
New Students Returning Students
June 5th, 2015 (Fall) May 8th, 2015 (Fall)
July 6th, 2015 (Fall Quick Term)
November 6th 2015 (Spring Term)
December 4th, 2015  (Spring Quick Term)

For more information regarding deadlines, you can visit FAFSA - Student Aid Deadlines.

Priority Deadlines

If you are selected for Verification by the Federal Government and want to be guaranteed to have your financial aid in place before the beginning of Fall 2015 classes, you MUST file your FAFSA and have all required documents to the financial aid office by the deadlines below. If we do not have a completed FAFSA and all required documents by the dates below, you will be required to set up a payment plan with our Cashiers office in order to guarantee your Fall 2015 classes.

New Jersey Stars Students April 15th, 2015
New Students June 5th, 2015
Returning Students May 8th, 2015

In order to be eligible to receive NJ grants and/or scholarships, you MUST file your FAFSA by the deadlines below.

New Students

October 1st, 2015 (Fall 2015)

March 1st, 2016 (Spring 2015)

Returning Students June 1st, 2015

OCC's FAFSA Filing Deadlines, Document Submission Deadlines, and Pay As You Go Policy