FINANCIAL AID          State Programs

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  • Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)
    • The Tuition Aid Grant provides financial assistance to full-time/part-time community college students
    • Student / Student parents (if dependent) must have been residents of New Jersey for 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment.
    • Applicants must have graduated from high school.
    • Returning students must file by April 15. State funds are awarded on current credit load at the time of authorization.
    • Remember, State funds are awarded on current credit load at the time of authorization.
       
  • Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF).
    • The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), instituted and sponsored by the state of New Jersey, is an academic support program designed to provide equal opportunity for students who show potential but who need additional support services and financial aid.
    • Students are selected based on documented  financial need and potential for success.
    • Students who are accepted into the EOF Program are recommended to attend full-time, be pursuing a degree, and be residents of the state of New Jersey.
    • To be considered for funds, returning students must file by April 15.
    • Have been residents of New Jersey for at least one year, meet all program requirements, and be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
       
  • Garden State Scholars Program
    Based on academic achievement, this program provides assistance to full-time students.
    Applicants must be residents of New Jersey for 12 consecutive months prior to application.
     
  • NJ Stars
    Starting with the Class of 2004, New Jersey high school students who graduate in the top 15% of their class will be eligible to receive free tuition at  Passaic County Community College
     
  • Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG)
    • New state financial assistance award that enables qualifying Passaic County New Jersey residents to attend PCCC tuition-free.
    • The grant will cover any tuition costs that are not already covered by the student’s other 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
    • Have an annual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) between $0 and $65,000
    • Be enroll in six or more credits
    • Complete the financial aid application (FAFSA)