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Hudson County Community College Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Hudson County Community College promises to make education affordable to students by applying for financial aid packages and services through the FAFSA form. Apart from providing the undergraduates with quality education for a better leadership in future, they take care towards supporting them with hands-on-learning and experience to serve the community.

FAFSA form submission is necessary when first applying for financial aids so that you may be briefed on the eligibility terms and avail the aids for your benefit. The HCCC federal school code is 012954 and the federal ID number is 14-6009464. The College has assisted 63% of the students with $27,140,332 of financial aid.

To receive updates regarding the HCCC financial aid refunds check, take a look at Refund and Academic Calendar.


  • Hudson County Community College Scholarships: These are merit and need-based scholarships . They are of 2 types:

    • Hudson County Community College Foundation Scholarships: Students pursuing new and innovative degree programs may be applicable. In better terms, the continuing HCCC students are awarded and every year they must ensure to opt for reapplication.

    • Hudson County Community College Government Scholarships: This is intended to be applied against the tuition and fees of students pursuing a full-time HCCC degree. Students with a good academic record, may apply for renewing the aid upto 3 years.

  • Higher Education Student Assistance Authority: This includes a variety of scholarships as listed:

    • Hudson County Government Scholarship: This applies for full-time students pursuing a HCCC degree with eligibility criteria confined to a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. They must be residents of Hudson County.

    • Governors Urban Scholarship: A merit-based scholarship to support economically challenged students at certain institutes (you may check the list out here). The students must possess a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more and rank within the top 5% of their class.

    • Governors Industry Vocation Scholarship for Women and Minorities: For availing this scholarship, the students must have a household income less than $60,000 where they are paid with $2,000 scholarship every year.

  • Transfer Scholarships: Students having a GPA of 3.75 or more are offered with a $8,300 scholarship.

Please take a look at Other Scholarships if you want to learn more about scholarships offered by the college.


Federal Grants

  • Federal Pell Grant: Students pursuing undergraduate degrees will receive a maximum amount of $6,345 but it's necessary for them to be U.S. citizens or even eligible non-citizens.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program (FSEOG): The fund amount is limited and is awarded on a first-come/first-serve basis. Students are provided with $100 every year considering continued eligibility and satisfactory academic progress of students.

  • Federal Work Study Programs (FWS): The eligibility and offerings are quite similar to the above mentioned ones where the students are rewarded with 20 hours per week of employment by HCCC.

State Grants

  • NJ Dreamers Grant: Subject to certain qualifying criteria, students planning to pursue post-secondary education may apply for these state-funded grants. Students attending high-schools at New Jersey without any documented immigration status but certainly meeting other qualifications will receive assistance.

Institutional Grants

  • Tuition Aid Grant: Students must be enrolled for at-least half-time for degree programs at HCCC to receive these grants. Every year, the range varies from $305 - $2,790.


Federal Student loans are of the following types: 

  • Direct Subsidized Loans: Considering financial needs, first-year students may borrow up to $3,500 loan whereas second-year candidates have a loan limit  up to $4,500. The Federal Government pays interests.

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans: You are responsible for paying the interests charged against these aids and not the Federal Government. The interest rates are fixed to 4.53%.

  • Parent and Graduate PLUS Loans: Dependent graduate students’ parents may apply where the interest rates are fixed to 6.08%.

Financial Aid Breakdown

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HCCU undergraduate and graduate students are assisted with an assortment of grants programs as listed below:

  • Federal Grants: This caters to an approximate portion of 75% enrolled candidates with an average aid of $4,699.

  • Pell Grants: Around 75% of the students are offered with an average aid amounting to $4,679.

  • State Grants: This serves around 30% of the recipients with an average aid of $2,177.

  • Institutional Grants: This caters 2% of the students with an aid of $2,592 in average.

An average of $4,480 federal loans is offered by Hudson County Community College for supporting the students with extreme financial conditions.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


We’ve also provided some data on the amount of financial aid you may avail at Hudson County Community College according to your family income. A significant difference of $5,635 in financial aid is observed between the lower income groups to the higher income groups. Groups with income below $75,000 receive financial aid of $5,635, $5,571 and $3,205, which denotes income group ranges fluctuating from $0 to $30,000, $30,001 to $48,000 and $48,001 to $75,000 in order.

The median financial aid received by students is $3,205 along with an average amounting to $3,215.

The higher income groups of range $75,001 to $110,000 and above $110,000 receive aids of $1,396 and $270, respectively. This will help you to estimate the range of financial aid you may receive depending upon your family income.

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