Can you afford to go to college? Do you know if you qualify for financial aid? Ocean County College is offering O.P.E.N. Workshops (Opening Pathways to Education Now)to help answer these questions.  Choose from these fall workshops: Saturday, October 21November 18, and December 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room 203 and Room 205, Technology Building (Bldg. #25), Main Campus, College Drive, Toms River.  Admission is free and open to the public.  Seating is limited.  Registration is required.

Ocean County College’s O.P.E.N. Workshops seek to increase awareness of the affordability of obtaining a post-secondary education. Sessions assist parents and students in completing the FAFSA application.

Attendees should bring:

  • 2015 Federal Tax Returns for the 2017-2018 school OR 2016 Federal Tax Returns for the 2018-2019 school year (call for alternate document options), AND
  • W-2s for student and parents (if applicable), AND
  • All accompanying schedules, AND
  • Questions about the Financial Aid application and awarding process.

RSVP online at  For information, call the Ocean County College Financial Aid Office at 732-255-0310, ext. 2405.  Visit us at