Other Types of Assistance

Federal College Work Study Program-FCWSP

FCWSP provides part-time jobs to students who have financial need. Their work schedule is built around their class schedule. An attempt is made to place students in jobs that relate to their course of study, interest and skills. Awards are based on limited federal appropriation.

Federal Tax Credits

There are two tax credits available to help you offset the costs of higher education by reducing the amount of your income tax. They are the American Opportunity Tax credit (modified Hope credit) and the Lifetime Learning credit.  If you are eligible to claim the lifetime learning credit and you are also eligible to claim the American opportunity tax credit for the same student in the same year, you can choose to claim either credit, but not both.

Please refer to IRS Publication 970 at www.irs.gov and, or consult with your tax accountant for more information.

New Jersey Army National Guard

College Educational Benefits

Guard members may take up to 15 credits per semester tuition-free. Students must apply for all available state and federal grants and/or scholarships for which they are eligible. Call (609)343-5082 for information.

NJ STARS – See the Admissions section of this catalog for information.

Scholarship and Award Program

Offered by Atlantic Cape Foundation

Atlantic Cape receives generous donations and raises funds through our Foundation so that a wide range of scholarships are available for both new students and current studentsEach applicant is a potential candidate for all of the scholarships; students only have to complete one application to determine eligibility.  Students must complete the current year's FAFSA application to qualify for any financial need-based awards.  We have awards available to students based off of GPA, county of residence, community service, personal interest and degree choice.  A listing of available scholarships and awards, their respective eligibility requirements, and applications forms are available online at www.atlantic.edu/finaid/scholarships.htm in early December. 

For information, contact the Financial Aid Off ice, (609) 343-5082, or (609) 463-4774 or (609) 625-1111, ext. 5082. www.atlantic.edu/finaid/scholarships.htm.  A ll scholarship and award monies are distributed to eligible applicants without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, pregnancy and related conditions, sex, sexual orientation, union membership or veteran’s status.


Senior Adults Program-SAGES

Atlantic and Cape May county residents, 60 years of age or older, are eligible to join Atlantic Cape’s SAGES (Senior Adults Gaining Education and Stimulation program).  Membership is free.

As a member of SAGES, a senior adult may enroll tuition-free in credit courses when space is available. Any senior adult taking a college-credit course will be assessed a general fee per credit hour, plus any special fees which apply to specific courses. Refer to the Tuition and Fees schedule for more information.

SAGES students must register for credit courses in person on the designated date. No mail registrations are accepted. Classes in Nursing, Culinary Arts, Baking Pastry, Food Service Management or class registrations submitted prior to the designated date are not eligible for tuition waivers. For information, call The Center for Student Success office at (609)343-5667.

Volunteer Fire Company, First Aid or Rescue Squad

An active member, in good standing, of a volunteer fire company, first aid or rescue squad, and the dependent children and spouse of a volunteer may enroll in courses at Atlantic Cape, on the designated date, on a tuition-free basis in credit courses when space is available. Classes in Nursing, Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry, Food Service Management or class registrations submitted prior to the designated date are not eligible for tuition waivers. To register, volunteers or dependent children and spouse must submit a letter of eligibility from their municipality. Contact the municipality for information.