Applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming, but free advice and assistance is available to help you fulfill your goals in higher education.
This Saturday, Jan. 18, the Financial Aid Office at County College of Morris will hold workshops for students to assist them in submitting the 2020-21 or the 2019-20 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application or the New Jersey Alternative Application for New Jersey Dreamers. This special Saturday session will be held on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon on the CCM campus, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph, in Henderson Hall, Room 114. Registration is required and due to limited seating, only one guest, along with the applicant, may attend the workshop. The deadline to apply for the FAFSA is Feb. 15.
Sign Up for an Individual Appointment Through Jan. 31
CCM financial aid advisors also will be available to meet with individuals at the CCM Financial Aid Office located at the Student Community Center, Room 210 from Jan. 21, through Jan. 31. Hours are Monday and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Registration is required.
To attend the special Financial Aid Workshop on January 18 or to register for an individual appointment, visit http://bit.ly/CCMFAWorkshop. The sessions are focused on new and continuing CCM students, but as a community college, the office will assist anyone.
FAFSA or the New Jersey Alternative Application for New Jersey Dreamers is required of all students who plan to utilize financial aid to help them meet their educational expenses.
CCM is now offering the Community College Opportunity Grant, a tuition assistance program to students. The CCOG may cover the full cost of tuition and approved educational fees for 6-18 credits after all federal, state, institutional and community aid have been applied. CCOG is not just for traditional students. Those in the workforce who would like to earn or complete their college degree also may qualify.
To qualify for CCOG, students need to have a family adjusted gross income of no more than $65,000, not already have an associate or bachelor’s degree, be registered for 6–18 credits, and have completed the FAFSA; New Jersey Dreamers must complete the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.
The first step to qualify for tuition-free funding is to apply to CCM, which can be done online at www.ccm.edu/admissions. Then fill out the FAFSA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa or if a New Jersey Dreamer the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application at www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJAlternativeApplication.aspx.
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