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Students at Rowan College of Burlington County may now be able to go to college tuition-free thanks to an expansion of New Jersey’s Community College Opportunity Grant program.

RCBC joins other South Jersey two-year county colleges, including Gloucester and Camden, in offering the Opportunity Grant to qualified low-income students. Other area colleges got a jump start during the first phase of the plan, which rolled out $25 million across 13 county colleges in January.

“We know that if our students can obtain a higher education, our communities become more prosperous, their employers become more competitive, and the state economy becomes more innovative and attractive to businesses,” says NJ Governor Phil Murphy. “I look forward to providing this critical opportunity to students at all 19 community colleges for the upcoming fall and spring semester.”

To qualify, students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), be enrolled in at least 6 credits this spring, have a family adjusted gross income between $0 and $45,000, and have passing grades. For awarded students who are already receiving financial aid, the CCOG will cover any gaps not satisfied by other grants.

Learn more about the Community College Opportunity Grant here.

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