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September 27, 2018

OCC Recipient Of The Community College Opportunity Grant

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Toms River, NJ — Ocean County College is pleased to announce it has been selected for Governor Murphy’s Community College Opportunity Grant and will receive funding for the Free Community College program.  The program will be jointly administered by the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education and the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA).  In addition, the College received a $250,000 grant to support the implementation of this program for the spring 2019 semester.

Ocean County College is one of a select number of institutions that will participate in the inaugural cohort to pilot New Jersey’s Free Community College initiative in the spring semester.  This program will provide financial assistance for tuition and educational fees to students who register for six credits or more and whose family incomes are within the program guidelines.

Ocean County College is absolutely delighted and enthusiastic to be a recipient of a Community College Opportunity Grant award.  The grant will provide eligible Ocean County citizens, who may not have the financial means to pay for college, the opportunity to attend Ocean County College for free.

For more information about OCC, call 732-255-0400 or visit

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