Governor Phil Murphy launched the Community College Opportunity Grant (“CCOG”) program on Thursday, September 27, 2018.
New Jersey’s fiscal year 2019 budget appropriates $25 million to fund the first phase of the CCOG program. For the
Spring semester of 2019, the CCOG program will be piloted at all 19 county colleges across New Jersey.
The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) will provide CCOG grants to students enrolled in at least six (6) credits at pilot colleges during the Spring semester of 2019. These CCOG awards will pay the costs of tuition and approved educational fees that are not already covered by other available grant funds applied to the student’s account. During this initial pilot phase of the program, CCOG awards are limited to students whose adjusted gross income is between $0 and $45,000.
For more details on student eligibility and program rules, please see the Policy and Procedures for the Spring 2019 pilot of the CCOG program.
Students who are enrolled in one of New Jersey’s county colleges should visit NJFAMS to access their student account and review their To Do List.
Current students who have already completed a financial aid application for the Spring 2019 semester will be
automatically considered for CCOG eligibility if they are enrolled at one of New Jersey’s community colleges for at
least six credits in the Spring 2019 semester.