Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG)

What is the Community College Opportunity Grant?

The Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) is the first part of the College Promise and represents New Jersey’s commitment to tuition-free community college. Based on income, eligible New Jersey students, including NJ Dreamers, can pursue their first associate’s degree tuition-free or for an affordable, reduced tuition rate at their local community college. Upon graduation, eligible students can transfer to a public, four-year New Jersey institution and receive an additional tuition funding through the Garden State Guarantee.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for the Community College Opportunity Grant, students must:

  • Be a New Jersey resident with an adjusted gross income between $0 – $100,000 per year
  • Complete the FAFSA or NJ Alternative Financial Aid Application by applicable state deadlines
  • Enroll in at least six (6) credits per semester at one of New Jersey's community colleges
  • Have not yet earned a college degree
  • Make satisfactory academic progress

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For more information please visit: Higher Education Student Assistance Authority.