Residents may now take advantage of free college tuition

Residents may now take advantage of free college tuition

Salem County residents may now attend college tuition-free through the Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG).  

Through this new state grant, students with an adjusted gross income of $45,000 or less and who are enrolled for at least six credits at Salem Community College this spring may be eligible for the grant, which covers tuition and educational fees.

To take advantage of the grant, students must:

  • live in Salem County,
  • have completed the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at,
  • be enrolled in a program of study,
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress, and
  • not have previously earned a college degree.


First-time students of any age, as well as returning students who have not yet earned a degree, may be eligible.  

The College will offer information sessions to discuss grant eligibility, programs of study and admissions on:

  • Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 10 at 10 a.m.
  • Monday, November 12 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, November 13 at 11:30 a.m.


For additional details or register for an information session, visit

Salem Community College is one of 13 colleges in New Jersey selected to offer the grant, initially through a pilot program, this spring.  If all goes well with the pilot program, the goal is to expand it throughout the state in fall 2019.  The grant is administered and funded by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education in partnership with SCC.