Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grants for Students

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OCC has received authorization and funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to disburse federal emergency grants to students. See Details.>>

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Grants for Students

Ocean County College has received authorization and funding through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) to disburse federal emergency grants to students. The link below will take you to an application form that is designed to help us understand your circumstances and needs. The federal government has clarified that funds must be reserved to provide students with financial aid grants, which may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

The CRRSAA requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell grants, in awarding financial aid grants to students. In an effort to make CRRSAA funding available to students whose academic pursuits are negatively impacted by COVID-19, Ocean County College has decided, in order to help as many students as possible, the amount of eligible expenses that an eligible student requests funding for can be funded up to maximum amounts of $2,000 to full time students (12 credit hours or more) or $1000 to part time students (11 credit hours or less).

Please follow the instructions on the application and submit it to be considered for an emergency grant.

Additional information is available on our Federal Emergency Grants for Students page.