A college education is a major investment. However, it is an investment of time, dedication, and money that will seem small when you realize the profits of such an education. Carteret Community College offers financial assistance on the basis of need and academic progress. The College believes that no student who is determined to gain a college education should be denied the opportunity because of financial need. There is, in most cases, financial aid available if the eligible student applies in time and completes all of the required forms properly.