Berkeley College Announces Opportunity Grant for Qualified New Jersey Residents to Earn a Degree Debt-Free

Qualified New Jersey residents can enroll in a full-time Associate’s degree program without incurring any loans for tuition and fees, through the Berkeley College Opportunity Grant. Students who meet the requirements can enroll for the fall 2023 semester, which begins on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. 

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“Berkeley College is committed to developing affordable pathways to higher education that empower students to achieve personal growth and success,” said Diane Recinos, EdD, President of Berkeley College. “The Berkeley College Opportunity Grant, as well as the College’s Tuition Freeze Program for current students, prioritize affordability so students can reach their educational goals.” 

In addition to these efforts to make a Berkeley College education more affordable, there is not any increase in tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Earlier this year, Berkeley College introduced the Newark Promise Grant, an opportunity for qualified residents of Essex County, NJ, to pursue an Associate’s degree debt-free at the Berkeley College campus in Newark, NJ. The Berkeley College Opportunity Grant expands on this initiative, opening doors for students to pursue an Associate’s degree at any Berkeley College New Jersey campus or online. 

The Berkeley College Opportunity Grant applies to Associate’s degree programs in Accounting; Fashion Merchandising and Management; Health Sciences – Patient Care Technician; Health Sciences – Surgical Processing Technician; Health Services Administration; Health Services Administration – Medical Insurance, Billing, and Coding; Information Technology Management; Interior Design; International Business; Justice Studies – Criminal Justice; Legal Studies; Management; Marketing Communications; Medical Assistant; and Surgical Technology. 

Berkeley College students benefit from the College’s 92-year history of career-focused education and learn from faculty with real-world experience. Students pursuing degrees on-site or online receive support services including Academic Advisement, the Center for Academic Success, Career Services, and the Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. Campus life experiences include clubs, volunteerism, wellness and personal development programs, and workshops focusing on student success. 

Qualified students will receive the Berkeley College Opportunity Grant to cover tuition and fees after all federal and state grants have been applied. 

About Berkeley College

Berkeley College, founded in 1931, is a career-focused institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that offers students Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs in more than 20 career fields. The College also offers Continuing Education programs to enhance career credentials.

Berkeley College has campuses in New York City and in Newark, Woodbridge, and Woodland Park, NJ, with more than 3,600 students enrolled. In addition, Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans, for 10 consecutive years. U.S. News & World Report named Berkeley College (NJ) one of the Best Regional Colleges in the North in its 2023 edition of the Best Colleges Survey. Berkeley College (NJ) was recognized among the Best Colleges in the region for social mobility for three consecutive years. The website address is