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Tuition Free College Offered for Fall 2022

8/18/2022 10:29:29 AM

With the rising cost of education, there is an affordable option for many New Jersey students who may qualify for free college tuition. Students attending Sussex County Community College (SCCC) can earn their first two years of education under the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) Program. 

CCOG is a last-dollar grant that gives eligible county college students tuition costs and fees not already covered by any other State, federal, and institutional need-based grants and merit scholarships. Helping many students afford a two-year degree.

The FAFSA filing deadline for new student applicants is September 15, 2022**

New students must fill out the FAFSA (Federal Application for Federal Student Aid) for Sussex County Community College by NJHESAA’s deadline of September 15, 2022. Sussex offers several options to cover their college tuition. By completing the FAFSA, students may be considered for Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant, NJ Tuition Aid Grant, Educational Opportunity Grant, NJ STARS, scholarships, and Federal Direct Student loans, along with the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG).

NJ CCOG logo with Burst

“This is a huge step for education,” said SCCC President Jon Connolly. “This grant will give students who might not otherwise be able to attend college a chance to thrive in our community.”

The state said students will automatically be considered for the grant without further application. Current students who have already completed a financial aid application for the 2021-2022 school year will be automatically considered for grant eligibility if they enroll for at least six credits in the Fall 2022 semester. 

For more information on the Tuition-Free, CCOG program, contact the Financial Aid Office at 973.300.2225 or email finaid@sussex.edu.

**PLEASE NOTE: Students who attended college in 2021/2022 and received Tuition Aid Grant and/or Educational Opportunity Grant were required to file their application by NJHESAA’s deadline of April 15th to qualify for all state aid including CCOG for the 2022/2023 award year.