Important: COVID-19 Updates

Welcome to the Fall 2020 Semester from HCCC President Dr. Chris Reber (September 2, 2020)

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State of the College Address, Fall 2020 College Service Day (August 26, 2020)

Checking In, and an Update (August 14, 2020)

OSHE Restart Plan (July 22, 2020)


To get the latest updates, visit our Return to Campus Task Force page.


For a Healthcare Questionnaire (required before entering any HCCC facility), please click here.

    • There is a Wealth of Federal and State Financial Aid Programs to Assist HCCC Students

      The Financial Aid Office Is dedicated to helping students who, without financial aid, would not be able to attend college. There are several programs available through Federal government and the State of New Jersey. Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to be considered.

      Federal Pell Grant
      Students must be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens, and meet all other requirements. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or graduate degree. The maximum Federal Pell Grant for the 2020-2021 award year (July 1, 2020 through June 30,2021) will be $6,345.00. The amount an individual student may receive depends on a number of factors. Grants are renewable annually based on financial need, enrollment status, and satisfactory academic progress. Students selected for verification are required to submit to the Office of Student Financial Assistance all requested financial documentation from both the student and parent before any financial aid is awarded.

      Federal Student Loan
      (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) Students who are enrolled at least half-time may apply. Students must be citizens or eligible non-citizens of the U.S.

      Loan amounts are $3,500.00 for first-year undergraduate students and $4,500.00 for second-year undergraduate students, depending upon financial need. The current interest rate is 4.53% and will be paid by the federal government until six months after graduation, withdrawal from school, or a drop in credit load below six credit hours, at which time the student must begin to repay the loan with interest.

      Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans are available and students are responsible for payment of interest while in school and during grace periods. The current interest rate is 4.53%.

      Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans are available through the Federal Direct loans program. Students must submit, in addition to the FAFSA, a separate loan application. Loans are renewable annually based upon satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility. The Federal Perkins Loan is not available at HCCC.

      Federal PLUS Loan
      The PLUS Loan is for parents of undergraduate dependent students. The loan is made to the parent by the Federal Direct loan program. The parent may apply for the total cost of attendance minus any financial aid received. Repayment begins within 60 days of disbursement. The current interest rate is 6.08%.

      Tuition Aid Grant (TAG)
      Students are eligible if they are enrolled as undergraduates in a program that leads to a degree or certificate at HCCC and are enrolled for at least half-time. Applicants must demonstrate need for student aid and must have lived in New Jersey for 12 consecutive months prior to September 15 for fall awards or 12 consecutive months prior to February 15 for spring only awards before receiving the grant. Students must be citizens or eligible non-citizens of the U.S. All applicants must submit a FAFSA to determine eligibility by the specified deadlines. For additional requirements, please visit www.hesaa.org. The amount of the grant differs in value based on the students’ needs, the tuition cost, and the funds available for distribution to students. For the current academic year, grants range in value from $305 to $2,790 per year at HCCC. Grants are renewable annually based upon satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility. However, the maximum numbers of semester payments students may receive are defined by regulation and relate to students’ course of study as follows:

      Program Number of Tag Payments
      2-Year Program 5
      2-Year Program with Remedial/ESL 6
      2-Year EOF Program 6-8


      *Students in remedial/developmental or ESL curriculum must contact Financial Aid Office to determine if they are eligible for additional payment.

      NJ Dreamers Grant
      New Jersey’s state funded financial aid for higher education is now available to all qualifying students, regardless of their immigration status. Under the new policy, graduates of New Jersey high schools who do not have documented immigration status, but who meet other qualifying criteria, will be eligible to apply for state-funded financial aid for post-secondary education. Students must complete and submit the New Jersey Alternative Financial Aid Application at https://www.hesaa.org/Pages/NJAlternativeApplication.aspx. The New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) will determine the student’s eligibility for NJ State grants.

      Community College Opportunity Grant
      The Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) is a tuition-free program administered by the New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA). Students with adjusted gross incomes between 0 and $65,000, and enrolled for six or more credits will be eligible to receive CCOG awards to cover tuition and approved educational fees. CCOG is a last-dollar scholarship, therefore the full amount of all-state, federal, institutional and community aid received by the student shall be applied to the tuition and approved educational fee charges to reduce the amount of the CCOG award. Students must complete either the FAFSA or the New Jersey Alternative Aid Application by the state deadline.

      Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
      Undergraduate students with financial need who are enrolled in a participating educational institution such as HCCC may qualify. FSEOG requirements must be met. Students must be citizens or eligible non-citizens. Grants, which are at least $100.00 per year, vary according to the availability of funds and are renewable annually based upon satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility. FSEOG is awarded on a first-come, first-served funds available basis.

      Federal Work-Study Program (FWS)
      Undergraduate students with financial need may earn part of their educational expenses through the Federal Work-Study Program. Students must be citizens or eligible non-citizens of the United States. Employment on campus is arranged by HCCC. If eligible, students may be employed for as many as 20 hours per week. Students may only earn the amount of the award given under this program. Awards may vary according to the students’ financial needs. Federal Work-Study is renewable annually based upon satisfactory academic progress and continued eligibility. FWS is awarded on a first-come, first-served funds available basis.