Who is Eligible?     

FALL 2020 - SPRING 2021

The Community College Opportunity Grant is a new financial assistance award that enables qualifying Passaic County New Jersey residents to attend PCCC tuition-free  in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.

The grant will cover any tuition and for the Fall 2020 and Spring semesters that are not already covered by the student’s other financial aid.


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    How Do I Apply for Financial Aid  

    New, current, and returning PCCC students are eligible for the Community College Opportunity Grant awards if they DO NOT already have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree and if they:

    • Have an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) between $0 and $65,000
    • Live in Passaic County or currently attend PCCC under an already approved out-of-county program waiver
    • Enroll in six or more credits in the Spring 2020 and/or Fall 2020 semester
    • Complete the financial aid application (if they have not already done so)*

    * Current PCCC students who have not yet filed for financial aid for academic year 2019-2020 should do so as soon as possible to be eligible for a CCOG grant award in Spring 2020.
       NOTE:  Although completing the HESAA additional questions is not required for CCOG eligibility, we strongly encourage completion in order to be considered for other forms of state aid.

    We’re here to help you! Please contact us for this step and we will assist you with this process.
    PCCC Tuition-Free Hotline (973-684-8006 or tuitionfree@pccc.edu).

    We will work with you to complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Assistance) and the supplemental New Jersey State questions (www.fafsa.ed.gov).

    NJ Dreamers are welcome too! If you are not a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen, and meet other criteria, we will help you to complete and submit the Alternative Application at: https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJAlternativeApplication.aspx .

    How Do I Apply for the Community College Opportunity Grant at PCCC?  

    Frequently Asked Questions    

    Contact Information    

    Do you have questions and need more information?
    Call the PCCC Tuition-Free Hotline
    or Email: tuitionfree@pccc.edu