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Free Tuition

Now at RVCC!

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What is the free

Tuition Program?

RVCC is participating in the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant Program (NJ CCOG), which offers free community college to qualified students.

Eligible students may receive free tuition and most educational fees for up to 18 credits a semester. The NJ CCOG may pay for tuition and most educational fee costs not covered by state, federal, institutional or community grants or scholarships.

The first step is to complete the FAFSA or New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.

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Requirements

Effective now, the state of NJ has expanded the Community College Grant to three tiers.

Tier 1 is for students whose Adjusted Gross Income is between $0-$65,000. Tier 2 will cover 50% of what Tier 1 covers for those whose Adjusted Gross Income falls between $65,001 and $80,000. Tier 3 will cover 33% of what Tier 1 covers for those whose Adjusted Gross Income falls between $80,001 and $100,000. Please contact the Financial Aid office to check your eligibility for these programs.

 Apply to RVCC for free and complete all admissions requirements.

Dreamers must complete the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.

Do not have a prior college degree.

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CCOG Covers in county tuition and most fees.

Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including the state questions.

Enroll in at least 6 credits for the Fall 2023 semester.

Make satisfactory academic progress.

Steps to get started

How do I get started? Take 3 simple steps.

01

Apply to RVCC for Free

and complete all admissions requirements.

02

Complete

the FAFSA form at fafsa.gov. (RVCC's school code is 007731)

03

If you do not meet

the citizenship requirements for FAFSA, visit www.njgrants.org to see if you are eligible to fill out the New Jersey Alternate Financial Aid Application.

Which expenses are covered by the Opportunity Grant?
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The Opportunity Grant covers all tuition and most educational fees including:

• General fees
• Lab fees
• Program fees

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It does not cover:

• Cover books
• Computers & other supplies
• Graduation fees
• Transcript fees and late fees

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Information Sessions

Learn about eligibility requirements and the steps to apply. See if you are eligible for free tuition or other state or federal grants or scholarships

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Apply for Free

and Sign Up for the Information Session

phone icon  908-526-1200, Select 2 opportunity@raritanval.edu

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