2016, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Office of
Student Financial Assistance has scheduled four, free workshops over the next
few months to assist prospective students in completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
sessions will take place: Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in
the Culinary Conference Center at 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City; Tuesday,
November 15, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the HCCC North Hudson Campus,
4800 Kennedy Blvd. in Union City; Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10 a.m. to
12 noon at the HCCC North Hudson Campus, 4800 Kennedy Blvd. in Union City; and
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Culinary Conference
Center at 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City.
workshops will begin with presentations and information on grants, scholarships,
and loans, and answers to questions about how HCCC will help students graduate
debt free. Then, the College’s Financial Aid experts will help future HCCC
students set up their Federal Student Aid ID and assist them with completing
the FAFSA on the computers at the College.
today’s world everyone needs a post-secondary education,” said HCCC President
Glen Gabert, Ph.D. “Hudson County Community College offers options that provide
big returns on investments in the form of bigger salaries and better careers for
those who earn associate degrees as well as those who are going to go on to
attain bachelor’s degrees or higher.”
to a 2015 report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 46%
of all students who completed a four-year degree had been enrolled at a
two-year college at some point in the past ten years.
makes sense. By beginning at HCCC and then going onto a four-year college or
university, our students save tens of thousands of dollars in tuition,” Dr.
Gabert stated, calling HCCC one of the best educational values anywhere.
attending the HCCC FAFSA completion workshops are reminded to bring basic
personal information with them, including: social security number, parents’
social security numbers (if a dependent); driver’s license; Alien Registration
number (if not a U.S. citizen); 2015 Federal tax information (IRS 1040, 1040A,
or 1040EZ) for oneself, spouse (if married) and parents (if dependent) – IRS
W-2 information, records of untaxed income (if applicable) such as child
support received, interest income, veterans’ non-education benefits for oneself
and one’s parents if a dependent; information on cash, savings and checking
account balances, investments (including stocks and bonds and real estate but
not the home in which one lives) business assets for one self and one’s parents
information on the FAFSA completion workshops at HCCC may be obtained by
or email at
note that the 2017 workshops dates and times are subject to change. Look for
updates at the HCCC website.