Hudson County Community College Freezing Tuition Rates for Students Registered by June 30

Posted: 4/19/2017
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@jonesandassociatescommunications.com

April 13, 2017, Jersey City, NJ – Students who are interested in applying and registering for 2017 Summer II and Fall classes at Hudson County Community College (HCCC) are urged to do so by June 30, 2017 so they may take advantage of a special tuition-savings offer.

Students who register for the Summer II or Fall 2017 terms by June 30, 2017, will have their cost per credit frozen at the 2016-2017 tuition rate and not be subject to a tuition increase.

In order to take advantage of the frozen tuition rate, students must:

  • Be registered for 3 or more credits for the Summer II 2017 session, which begins July 10;
  • Be registered for 12 or more credits for the Fall 2017 semester, which begins September 5;
  • Have completed the FAFSA – if seeking financial aid – at the time of registering for Summer II or Fall 2017 classes (2016-2017 FAFSA for Summer II; 2017-2018 FAFSA for Fall)
  • Pay 25% of the balance if paying out-of-pocket or awaiting confirmation of financial aid;
  • Tuition credit will be issued by July 15, 2017 for those students who meet the eligibility criteria
  • If a student falls out of eligibility, the College reserves the right to reverse the credit.

The tuition freeze cannot be applied to LEAP or Culinary LEAP programs.

Hudson County Community College is recognized as one of the best higher education options in New Jersey. HCCC students save $7,500 to $31,000 in average tuition/fees over what they would pay at a public or private New Jersey college/university, and 83% of HCCC students receive financial aid or scholarships.

This year’s “Equality of Opportunity Project” ranks HCCC in the top 120 of 2,200 colleges and universities in the U.S. for social mobility. The study reveals that HCCC works as an engine of social mobility, helping working class students achieve the American dream of a middle class lifestyle. It shows that while 36.3% of students from HCCC come from the lowest fifth of the economic spectrum, 11% of those students end up in the top fifth of the economic spectrum, and a very large percentage of students achieve incomes that place them in the top three-fifths of the economic distribution.

Hudson County Community College has earned several national and state honors and awards for excellence. The HCCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program was ranked sixth “Best Culinary School” in the U.S. by Best Choice Schools. The College’s Library is the only New Jersey institution to ever receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries. Additionally, the College has been honored by the American Association of Community Colleges, the Association of Community College Trustees, the National Tutoring Association, New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and other organizations for student success, tutoring, diversity/equity, administration, and design/construction.

This fall, the College will hold the grand opening of its $30 million STEM Building on the Journal Square Campus. The six-story, 70,070 square-foot structure, which is now under construction, will have the newest and best technologies and equipment of any school in the area. In addition to nursing, radiography, there will be a wide variety of STEM and STEM-related courses, including new Computer Science - Cybersecurity Option, Construction Management and Biotechnology degree courses.

Additional information on the College, its course offerings, and the tuition freeze, may be obtained at the Open House scheduled for Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. The College’s administrators, educators and key staff members will acquaint attendees about the College’s course offerings and student success programs; they will also conduct campus tours. The HCCC Admissions team will be on hand to assist in completing and submitting online applications, and the HCCC Financial Aid experts will help prepare and submit the FAFSA and scholarship applications.

All Open House attendees will have the $25 application fee waived and receive a coupon for 20% off one item of HCCC merchandise at the Campus Bookstore. 

Additional information about the HCCC Open House and the RSVP is available online at www.hccc.edu/openhouse .