March 22, 2016, Jersey
City, NJ – Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will host an Open House on Saturday,
April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the College’s North Hudson Campus – 4800 Kennedy
Boulevard in Union City, NJ. The HCCC North Hudson Campus is adjacent to the NJ
Transit Bergenline Avenue Transit Center.
The Open House – one of
two scheduled for April – is available to all those interested in earning an
Associate degree or certificate at HCCC.
“This is a great
opportunity for those who are about to graduate high school, those who have
already graduated, and those attending other colleges who are interested in
transferring, to learn all about Hudson County Community College,” said HCCC
President Glen Gabert, Ph.D.
Dr. Gabert stated that
the Open House attendees will be able to learn how they can save thousands of
dollars on college tuition by earning an Associate degree at HCCC for a
fraction of the cost of four-year colleges and universities.
Members of the HCCC
faculty and staff will provide information to prospective students about the
College’s academic and career programs, including Culinary Arts and Hospitality
Management, Nursing, Business, Accounting, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering
and Mathematics), Criminal Justice, and other studies. There will also be
information about the HCCC Dual Admission programs with Saint Peter’s University
and New Jersey City University, which not only save money but also time.
Dr. Gabert noted that
HCCC has one of the most successful financial aid and scholarship programs in
New Jersey, with about 90% of HCCC students receiving assistance. “One easy and
important way to stretch one’s college money is to start here at Hudson County
Community College, earn an Associate degree, and then transfer to a four-year
school,” he stated. Those who attend the
April 23 Open House will be provided with information on scholarships and
financial aid, and the how-to’s of setting up a FAFSA (Free Application for
Federal Student Aid) account.
The College will also
have representatives from their award-winning students support services team at
the Open House with information on how the team assists HCCC students in
attaining academic success. In addition, HCCC Student Ambassadors will lead
tours of the HCCC North Hudson Campus and talk about the full roster of campus
events available at the College throughout the year, including the free HCCC
cultural events that are open to all the residents of Hudson County.
As a bonus, the $25
application fee will be waived for prospective students who attend the Open
House and apply to HCCC.
More information may be
obtained by emailing
. Those who wish to
attend the April 23 Open House are invited to RSVP at http://www.hccc.edu/openhouse.
The College has
scheduled an additional Open House at the Journal Square Campus in Jersey City
on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a “Culinary
Arts & Hospitality Management Open House & Marketplace” from 12 to 3