New Jersey’s fiscal year 2020 budget appropriates $25 million to fund New Jersey’s Community College Opportunity Grant
program for student financial aid support for both the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 terms. Students at all of New Jersey’s
19 community colleges who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the New Jersey
Alternative Financial Aid Application will be automatically considered for eligibility for this last-dollar state grant
Specific rules and eligibility for Academic Year 2019-2020 are coming soon. Please check back here for more details.
Also, all students should check their NJFAMS account for potential eligibility beginning in August.
New college students (who are not renewing aid but rather just starting their college journey) have until September 15,
2019 to complete either the FAFSA or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application. For information or assistance
in completing either of these forms, please visit your college financial aid office or visit one of these links: FAFSA
or New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application