Ocean County College and the New Jersey Judiciary – Ocean County Probation Division, have partnered to help in finding long-term and sustainable pathways to employment. Clients of the New Jersey Judiciary should complete the digital form to connect with Enrollment Services and assist in guiding potential students through program selection and enrollment.
Funding Your Education
Half of all students who complete the FAFSA for Ocean County College are able to attend school tuition-free! OCC offers many options to cover your college tuition.
Federal and State Aid is available to those who qualify.
Veterans’ Educational Benefits
State and federal assistance programs 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.
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.
Other funding options include:
Services to Help You Succeed
Ocean County College offers a variety of services that are designed to help you succeed in your academic and career goals.
Career Services Include:
- One-on-one resume and cover letter writing.
- Career counseling.
- Industry insights.
- Internships and employment opportunities.
- Interviewing and networking strategies.
- LinkedIn and social media optimization.
- Online career assessments.
- Career database.
Tutoring Services Include:
- Free and friendly academic support in a variety of subjects to supplement your coursework.
- Professional, paraprofessional, and peer tutors who are well-trained and committed to helping you become independent, confident learners as you complete your degree and enter the workforce or continue in your profession.
- Referral to on- and off-campus resources.
- Peer-to-peer coaching and socializing.
- Veteran Affairs Transition Care Management.
- Distinct educational, recreational, and social events and opportunities were created for the Veteran and military services community.
- Military and veteran transition resumes, Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) translation resumes, military resume, and cover letter workshops.
Library Services Include:
- Online live reference help.
- Extensive reference databases.
- Films on demand.
- E-book collection.
- Free Adobe Autodesk software for use at home.
- Guided webinars, self-paced online courses, and tutorials.
- Adobe has made Creative Cloud Suite desktop app versions available for students learning at home.
Frequently Asked Questions
High school diplomas and/or GED are not required for admission to Ocean County College. However, a diploma/GED is required for financial aid eligibility and nursing students are required to provide official transcripts showing a diploma or GED to be admitted into the nursing program.
Most credits transfer but you’ll need to have your official transcripts sent to OCC for credit evaluation.
Please have transcripts sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, you can!
We offer classes on campus Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. We also offer a variety of degrees that can be earned entirely online that can work around any schedule.
Be sure to ask your employer if they offer any type of tuition or loan reimbursement!
Ocean County College’s tutoring center provides students with FREE math, general studies, and writing services.
Visit our Tutoring page to schedule an appointment with the Tutoring Center!
Students are not required to be full-time, however, some types of Financial Aid may require students to maintain a minimum credit load per term. We offer multiple terms that allow you to start whenever you are ready.
Students may earn credit for prior learning gained through non-traditional or non-college-credit educational experiences, employment, volunteer work, etc.
Those who have military, or police, training should submit their certifications, credits, transcripts, etc. to the registrar for an evaluation.