N.J. Governor Announces First Step Toward Free College

CRANFORD – Ocean County College was one of thirteen community colleges chosen for Gov. Phil Murphy’s “Community College Innovation Challenge,” which will provide the institutions $250,000 grants each for student outreach, recruitment and support at no cost to more than 13,000 eligible students statewide.

The pilot program will start for the Spring 2019 semester. It was announced last Thursday.

“Today we are putting the dream of higher education within reach of more students and more families,” Murphy said. “Making community college tuition free will help New Jersey’s young people and working adults earn post-secondary degrees to advance their careers – and it will help build the talented workforce that is the engine of our state’s economy.”

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