New Jersey residents who live outside Hudson County and wish to attend Hudson County Community College may be eligible for CCOG.
* The award amount shall be computed as though the student were a resident of the county served by that college.
Reasons for a home county college to approve a student’s eligibility for CCOG at an out‐of‐county institution include:
1. The home county college does not offer the curriculum that the students chose to study;
2. The home county college cannot admit the students into the desired program of study due to lack of available space, which will exist for at least one year;
3. The proximity of the student’s residence or place of employment to the out‐of‐ county institution;
4. Or the home county college’s determination that it would be a hardship for the student to attend the home county college.
STEPS in completing the CCOG Out of County Form for non-Hudson County residents attending HCCC
1. Print and complete the Community College Opportunity Grant OUT-OF-COUNTY Hardship Form.
2. Take the completed form to the home-county community college for approval.
3. Bring the approved CCOG Out-of-County Hardship Form to HCCC Financial Aid Office.
Example 1: Student who is a CCOG award recipient attending HCCC receives a $1,000 Pell Grant, a $600 TAG award and $250 SEOG Grant. The calculation for the semester CCOG award will be as follows:
Example 2: Student who is a CCOG award recipient attending HCCC receives no grant or scholarship aid, but receives a $1,500.00 Federal Direct Student Loan The calculation for the semester CCOG award will be as follows:
Note: Student loans and Federal Work Study are NOT deducted from the Tuition and Fees.
Example 3: Student who is a CCOG award recipient attending HCCC receives $1,000 institutional scholarship, $500 in Federal Work Study and $1,000.00 Federal Plus Loan The calculation for the semester CCOG award will be as follows:
*Students receiving federal grants, state grants, institutional and community grants and scholarships which cover either their full tuition or full cost of attendance, are not eligible to receive the CCOG award.
For more information, please check the CCOG Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
Did you know that HCCC is one of the most affordable colleges in the state? Our Office of Student Financial Assistance staff will do everything we can to make sure you are able to comfortably afford your education at HCCC.
It’s important for you to know that, on average, most of HCCC tuition expenses are met through financial aid. And we’ll work with you to make sure you receive all the aid to which you are entitled so you can get started on your education as soon as possible.
For more information on financial aid through HCCC, contact the Financial Aid Department at 201.360.4200 or via email at Financial Aid