Unemployed Tuition Waiver FAQs | Rutgers University

Unemployed Tuition Waiver FAQs

Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver students may not use a special permission number (SPN) to register for a closed course. However, students may obtain a special permission number from the instructor or the department to register for a course that has a restriction code. 

All documents are required and must be presented at the time of certification. All documents must be original and contain the appropriate authorization from the One-Stop Career Center. 

Participants are responsible for a $20 registration fee each semester or session, as well as any non-mandatory student user fees or course-specific/program-specific charges (lab fees, textbooks, etc.). Students should visit the Student Accounting Services, Blumenthal Hall - 3rd Floor, at the time of registration for a full list of fees. 

Once registered, students may not add courses without approval from the Registrar's Office. Any participating student who adds a course without this approval will be deregistered from the unapproved course. Students may withdraw from a course after the session has started, with a "W" grade. Participants may not register as a tuition-paying student in any course during the same semester or session in which they are utilizing the waiver benefit for another course. 

Students must certify for a course prior to registration. To make an appointment to be certified during the dates listed above, please contact the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions, summersession@newark.rutgers.edu or 973-353-5112. Students who have missed the certification dates for Summer Session are still eligible to certify and register for courses in the following semester or session.

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