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Making the Decision to Attend College

Can we afford it?

OCC offers one of the lowest tuition rates in New Jersey! We’ve bundled tuition, books and select fees together, so you pay one low price for everything needed to get started. Payment plans are available, and we can connect you with grants and scholarships to make getting an OCC education even more affordable.

Is this the right time to make this decision?

Choose from more than 150 fully remote courses that OCC now offers, and earn your associate degree from home. Everything you need to succeed, including academic advising and counseling services, are provided remotely. OCC credits are accepted at every public college and university in New Jersey and are transferrable to many out-of-state public and private schools.

Visit NJ Transfer to see how credits transfer from one school to another.

What is it like to take classes online?

The virtual education experience at OCC uses the most innovative and up-to-date technology available and provides rewarding results. Students should possess basic computer skills, motivation and strong time management. Other skills may be required for specialized programs; course descriptions list these details. If questions arise, experts are available to assist with online courses 24 hours a day.

Applying is easy and free! Click here to apply.

The OCC College Foundation, as well as local and national organizations and foundations, offers students scholarships based on various criteria and eligibility. The OCC Foundation Scholarship is awarded per semester to multiple recipients. Visit the Foundation Scholarship page to apply for the Foundation Scholarship and others.

Additional Scholarship Resources:

Students enrolled in 3 or more credits a term can enroll in a Tuition Payment Plan that divides the tuition and fee payments into equal installments, after pending financial aid and scholarships are considered and the initial deposit. All students (3 credits or more) will have a $30.00 enrollment fee plus the calculated deposit. Enrollment fees are non-refundable. However, the earlier a student registers and enrolls in the payment plan, the higher the number of payment due dates will be available.

Enroll in an affordable Payment Plan today!

Payment Methods:

  • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
  • Credit card/debit card (additional fee)

Enrollment Services can help you select your courses and register for the Spring, Spring Quick Term, and Spring Accelerated Terms.

The Spring Semester and Spring Accelerated 1 start on January 25, Spring Quick Term starts March 2, and Spring Accelerated 2 starts March 29.

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