What is the Free Tuition Program?
RVCC is participating in the New Jersey Community College Opportunity Grant Program, which offers free community college to qualified students.
Eligible students will receive free tuition and most educational fees for up to 18 credits a semester. The Opportunity Grant will pay for all tuition and educational fee costs not covered by state, federal, institutional or community grants or scholarships.
The first step is to complete the FASFA or New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.
Have a total household adjusted income not exceeding $65,000.
Attend your home community college – RVCC for Somerset & Hunterdon county residents.
Apply to RVCC and complete all admissions requirements.
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), including the state questions.
Dreamers must complete the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application.
Enroll in at least 6 credits each semester for Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020.
Do not have a prior college degree.
Make satisfactory academic progress.
The Opportunity Grant covers all tuition and most educational fees including:
• General fees
• Lab fees
• Program fees
• Enrollments fees
• Technology fees.
It does not cover:
• Computers & other supplies
• Application fees
• Graduation fees
• Transcript fees and late fees.
RVCC's Info Sessions
Fill out FASFA or the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application and come to an Info Session to speak with advisors to see if you are eligible for free tuition or other state or federal grants or scholarships. Deadline for applying for the Fall Semester is September 15.