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From August 18 through September 6, SCCC offers Extended Office Hours during Fall Registration

Funding Sources

Aid Source Eligibility Requirements Availability
1. Federal Pell Grant Must be enrolled in an eligible program of study and demonstrate financial need. Amounts vary with cost of education ($287 to $5,645.00 awarded annually).
No repayments required.
2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Must be Pell eligible and enrolled in at least 6 credits. Federal grants awarded to Pell recipients. Amounts vary from $100 to $500 annually based on federal funding.
3. New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) Must be enrolled full-time and a New Jersey resident. NJ HESAA determines grant value based on need. $910 to $2218 annually. Limit is 5 semesters.
4. New Jersey Part-Time Tuition Aid Grant NJ resident, enrolled in at least 6 credits. NJ HESAA determines grant value based on need. $416 to $1478 annually. Limit is 5 semesters.
5. New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship Program (NJSTARS) NJ residents only. Must graduate in top 15% beginning with 2009 high school graduates, and maintain a 3.0. All remedial requirements must be completed before receiving scholarship. Must file FAFSA form by deadlines each year.
Pays tuition up to 18 credits college level per semester for a total of 5 semesters.
6. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar Program (DSP) NJ residents only. Recipients selected by high school guidance counselors based on academic achievement. $465 per semester for up to 5 semesters.
7. NJ Veterans Tuition Credit Program (NJVTCP) Must have served in the armed forces at least one year between 12/31/60 and 5/7/75 and have been a resident of NJ at time of induction or discharge. $200 per semester for full-time. $100 per semester for half-time.
7a. NJ National Guard Tuition Program Must have completed Initial Active Duty Training and be able to present Commanders Certificate each semester. Full tuition up to 16 credits per semester.
8. NJ Public Tuition Benefit Program NJ residents only. Restricted to dependents of emergency personnel killed in the line of duty. Full tuition.
9. NJ Volunteer Firefighters Rescue Squad Members, Spouses & Dependent Children’s Benefit Program. Town/Township certification required noting 4 years of volunteer service commitment. Up to $600 per year with a cap of $2400.
10. Federal Work Study Program (FWSP) Full or half-time students working toward a degree or certificate that show financial need. Filing a FAFSA form is required. Students work on and/or off campus and are paid the 15th and last day of each month.
*11. Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan Students enrolled at least half-time in eligible program of study showing financial need (must file FAFSA). Up to $3500 for first year students and $4500 for second year students. Repayment in amounts of at least $50 per month. Interest rate is 3.4%
*12. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan Students enrolled at least half-time in eligible program of study. May be used if the student does not qualify for a subsidized loan (must file FAFSA). Up to $5500 for first year students, and $6500 for second year students. Interest rate is 6.8%. Repayment in amounts of at least $50 per month. Student may pay interest while in school or capitalize interest.
*13. Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) Parents and relatives may borrow for the student. Student must be enrolled at least half-time (must file a FAFSA). Amount borrowed may cover tuition, fees, books and related educational expenses. Repayment starts 60 days after disbursement. Interest rate capped at 7.9%.
** VETERANS SHOULD CONTACT THE COLLEGE’S VETERANS AFFAIRS COUNSELOR AT 973-300-2236
FOR ALL VETERAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS. *Loans are the least desirable means of meeting educational expenses and are to be used only after all other options are exhausted. Regulations and amounts are subject to change. Contact the Financial Aid Office for details.

Click  Scholarships  for more funding sources.