Thanks to the newly authorized CARES act, Ocean County College is now authorized to
offer emergency financial relief to current students via emergency grants According to the Ocean
County College website. “The federal government has clarified that funds are intended for the
“exclusive purpose of providing emergency financial aid grants to students for their expenses related
to the disruption of campus operations: food, housing, course materials/technology, healthcare, and
childcare.” The application period runs from April 30 until June 30 th . Awards will be determined by
the college COVID-19 committee and availability of funding,

To be considered eligible, students must have completed a 2019-2020 FAFSA (Free
Application for Federal Student Aid). If a student has not yet completed a FAFSA, there is still time
for them to do so. The financial aid office can assist students in completing the application. They
office can be reached in two ways. Students can call the HUB at 732-255-0482, or they can be
reached via email at [email protected]. The financial aid office can be reached directly at 732-255-
0310 or via email at [email protected] The hours are as follows: Monday, Tuesday and
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. As a reminder the campus is currently closed, and employees are working remotely.

The application for this grant is available through the students Ocean Connect Portal located at
the Current students tab by clicking My Ocean on the college’s website ( The
goal of the funding being distributed is so that students can continue their education despite the
impact of the coronavirus.