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Hudson County Community College is honored to provide educational opportunities and services to the women and men who serve and have served in the United States armed forces. Assistance to service members is available through the college’s Veterans Certifying Official, who provides information about taking courses at the college, and who helps in applying for benefits, certifying enrollment, and maintaining accurate student-status records. The HCCC Veterans Certifying Official may also refer student service members to the College’s many counseling and advisement departments.
In order to receive benefits, veterans must supply the HCCC Veterans Certifying Official with proper documentation.
By following these steps, you’ll be on your way to achieving your goals as an HCCC Veteran Student.
You have several choices. The fastest way is to apply online. You can also download a form in Spanish. If you download a form, print it out, and send it to or drop it off to the Enrollment Services office.
We accept applications on a rolling basis, but you should apply as early as possible for the semester you wish to join.
If you have identified as a Veteran, Spouse/Dependent, or Active Duty Member you must provide valid identification to the Office of Enrollment Services or the Veterans Certifying Official. Valid identification includes DD-214, Military ID, or Eligibility Letter.
Veterans, Spouses/Dependents, and Active Duty Members must activate VA benefits via VONAPP or VA website. Please visit https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/apply and click on "Education and Training" to apply.
Veterans, Spouses/Dependents, and Active Duty Members must provide Eligibility Letter before VA benefits can be processed by the Veterans Certifying Official.
It is important to follow the steps listed above to ensure you receive any VA benefits you may be eligible for. If you have any questions, please contact veteransFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.
The state of New Jersey requires that we ask all students who are enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more) to provide proof of measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B immunizations. All new students, regardless if they are full-time or part-time, must provide proof of meningococcal meningitis immunization, unless they are exempt. Students can provide evidence that they are exempt because of the following reasons:
We accept the following as evidence of immunization:
Download and Fill Out Our Immunization Record Form.
You have many ways to pay for college. Some of them are based on your financial need, although others are based on your grades, interests or skills.
You could be eligible for grants or scholarships from the government or from HCCC. Financial aid is also available in the form of federal and state loans and grants, such as Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, state Tuition Aid Grants, Federal Work-Study and the Educational Opportunity Fund.
Note: National Guard members are required to apply for Financial Aid. If denied, National Guard members may use the Commander’s Certification Form and submit their high school diploma, transcript or official GED scores to the HCCC Veterans’ Affairs Advisor.
The financial aid application process is confidential and free. The first step in receiving a loan or grant is to apply and file a Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA).
Eligible students may qualify for a scholarship at HCCC or from an external source.
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