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March 22, 2016
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 admissionsFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE. Those who wish to attend the April 23 Open House are invited to RSVP at https://www.hccc.edu/admissions/admissions-events/open-house.html.
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 p.m.