Information for Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

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If you are a veteran, dependent of a deceased or disabled veteran, or active duty military member, you may be eligible to receive monthly educational assistance from the Veterans Administration while enrolled at OCC.

  1. Apply for Veterans educational benefits
    All new students who expect to receive VA educational benefits should schedule an appointment with Veterans Services:

    732.255.0400, Ext. 2080

  2. Choose a degree program and apply to the college
    Our college catalog lists all of the majors available at Ocean County College.

    Note: Students are not eligible to receive aid for the following degree programs at Ocean County College:

    • Pre-Associate Certificates: Gerontology, Interpreter Training
    • Associate Degrees: AS Human Services Technician, AS Teaching Assistant/Child Care
    • Associate Joint Admissions to OCC/NJIT
    • AS Business Administration and On-Site online Nursing Program (4/21/2010)

    Be sure to answer all questions on your application for admission.  Receiving transfer credits from previously attended institutions will depend on what degree program you wish to attend while at Ocean County College. Please note Ocean County College will not award transfer credits for a student who is not enrolled in a degree seeking program.

    Complete an application online

  3. Submit Military Transcripts
    Many veterans or active duty military members may be eligible to receive transfer credits though their military experience and previously earned college credits. Submit your official AARTS (The Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System), SMART (Sailor/Marine/ACE Registry Transcript), CCAF (The Community College of the Air Force), Coast Guard Institute, and CLEP Examinations to the Registration and Records Office.

    Mailing Address:

    Ocean County College
    College Drive     
    PO Box 2001
    Toms River, NJ 08754-2001

    Additional information regarding transferring in and acceptance of transfer credit

  4. Consider contacting the Center of Student Success
    The Center of Student Success is an integral part of the OCC community, offering an array of services for students to achieve academic success.  These services include disability services (physical and learning), peer mentors, and peer tutors.

    Additional information regarding the Center of Student Success

  5. Register for classes