Tuition-Free College at Union: Community College Opportunity Grant

What is a Community College Opportunity Grant?


This grant will cover FULL TUITION and approved educational fees for 6-18 credits for eligible students (see criteria below) after all other state, federal, institutional, and community aid have been applied.

Key Dates


  • Late Start Registration is happening now!
  • Last day to register for Late Start Classes is February 4th.
  • Late Start Classes begin on February 5th.
  • Want to Register for Late Start?  Click HERE
  • Complete the FAFSA or NJ Alternative Application by clicking HERE before February 15th to find out if you qualify for a tuition free semester!
You may be eligible if you …


  • Are a resident of Union County for one year;
  • Have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of no more than $45,000;
  • Enroll in 6-18 credits in Spring 2019; and
  • Complete a FAFSA or New Jersey Alternative Application
  • Click here to view all ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Are you a New Student? Or have you not taken classes in a year or more?


Complete the FREE Application by clicking HERE!
Financial Aid



  • Or visit the Student Services Center on Cranford, Elizabeth or Plainfield for assistance.

Click here to read: Frequently Asked Questions about the Community College Opportunity Grant at Union County College!
Governor Murphy announces Union County College chosen for Community College Opportunity Grant!
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