WCCC offers the following financial aid programs to support students in credit (A.A., A.S., A.A.S or A.F.A. ) programs:
Federal PELL Grant – A federal grant program based on financial need and awarded based on the PELL Grant formula, cost of attendance and enrollment status.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - A supplemental federal grant program based on exceptional financial need.
New Jersey Tuition Aid Grant (TAG) - A grant program based on financial need for New Jersey residents attending a New Jersey college.
New Jersey STARS Program - A scholarship program that provides tuition to students attending their local community college who graduated in the top 15% of their high school class. WCCC contacts eligible students during their senior year regarding possible program eligibility. STARS who graduate from WCCC with at least a 3.25 GPA may receive a scholarship at a 4-year NJ public college.
Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Program – A grant program based on exceptional financial need and awarded to first-generation undergraduate students. Please contact Angelica Kelly at (908) 835-2300 for information regarding admission into this program.
Garden State Scholarship (GSS) – Scholarships provided to high achieving NJ High School students to attend NJ Colleges.
WCCC Foundation Scholarship – Special scholarships available each semester through a separate application process. Funds may be awarded on merit and/or financial need. See the Financial Aid Office for additional information.
Federal Work-Study – Part-time employment on-campus or in community service positions to help meet educational expenses. Students must meet specific guidelines for eligibility for work-study positions.
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan – This loan is based on financial need and the government pays the interest for the student during the following periods: while the student is enrolled at least half-time; during the six month grace period after the student stops attending; and during periods of authorized deferment. There is a limit to the total number of semesters that a student may receive a Federal Direct Subsidized Student Loan. Please click on Direct Subsidized Loan 150% Time Limit for additional information.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan – This loan is not based on financial need and is available to all students regardless of income. The student is responsible for the interest which accrues while in school, grace and deferment periods. Interest payments may be made while in school or can be deferred until repayment.
Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) – A grant program based on some financial need for Warren County residents attending Warren County Community College.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (908) 835-2396 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on these programs.
Other Possible Sources of Financial Support
Veterans’ Benefits-Funds are available to assist veteran students. Please visit the Veteran’s Benefits page or contact Sara McGuire, VA Certifying Official at (908) 835-2327 for additional information on veterans’ benefits.
Continuing Education (non-credit) Career Programs–Please contact the Office of Corporate and Continuing Education (908) 689-7613 for information about funds available to support non-credit education.