Free College - Act Now!

Sussex will participate in the state’s tuition-free college, the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) for Spring 2021 semester. 

What you need to qualify: 

  • Must be a New Jersey resident
  • Your adjusted gross income is from $0 to $65,000
  • Students enrolled in at least 6 credits with a maximum of 18 credits
  • Must file a FAFSA by September 15, 2020**
  • Cannot already have an associate or bachelor's degree
  • Make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) while attending college
  • If selected for federal and/or state verification, you must submit all required documents by the published deadlines

Easy Steps to a Free College Education

✔  Apply to Sussex - Apply to Sussex and be sure to choose a degree program to qualify for the Community College Opportunity Grant. For questions, contact Admissions, 973-300-2223. 

✔  File your FAFSA - File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) prior to September 15, 2020. Visit with the Financial aid Office to see if you qualify and complete verification if selected.

✔  Meet with the Advising & Counseling Center - Discuss your academic options with an advisor, and you're on your way!

For more details, visit the HESAA website.

**PLEASE NOTE: Students who attended college in 2019/2020 and received Tuition Aid Grant and/or Educational Opportunity Grant were required to file their application by NJHESAA’s deadline of June 1st to qualify for all state aid, including CCOG for the 2020/2021 award year.