N.J. Codifies Community College Scholarship Program

March 1, 2021

New Jersey students coming from families earning less than $65,000 will continue to be eligible to get a tuition-free education at the state’s community colleges after Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation Friday making the Community College Opportunity Grant Program permanent, NJ.com reported. The program is a “last-dollar” program, meaning it covers tuition costs after a student uses all other grants and scholarships available. Murphy campaigned on establishing the program, which started in 2018, and included $27 million in funding for it in his most recent budget proposal.

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