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Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver

Rutgers University Newark is a participating institution of the New Jersey Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver Program.  

About the New Jersey Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver Program
The tuition waiver program enables eligible unemployed persons to enroll (tuition free) in courses of instruction at public colleges and universities in New Jersey. These courses can only be attended if there are seats available; books, labs and other appropriate fees are the responsibility of the student. 

For more information visit the Department of Labor and Workforce Development website: https://nj.gov/labor/myunemployment/labor/myunemployment/
jobseekers/training/index.shtml
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Find Out if You Qualify
To make an appointment with an employment counselor and find out if you qualify for the New Jersey Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver Program, visit https://www.nj.gov/labor/career-services/job-search/get-support/onestoplocations.shtml.

Qualified individuals will receive the two documents below from their employment counselor to use at Rutgers University-Newark:

1.       Unemployed Person Job Training Form (Tuition Waiver Program)

2.       Individual Employability Development Plan (EDP)

Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver Individuals Interested in Attending Summer Session

Qualified waiver recipients must complete the RU-Newark summer session waiver process.  For more information select the category below that best describes you. 

Current Students Click Here

Visiting Students Click Here

Students must meet the health and immunization requirements mandated by New Jersey State law and university policies, for more information refer to the Immunization Packet.

Certification & Registration Period

Certification Period Registration
 Session I: May 1 - May 17 May 28
 Session II: June 14 - June 28 July 8
 12-week Session: May 1 - May 17 May 28

View the full Rutgers University Tuition Waiver Policy for Qualified Unemployed Workers here

Rutgers University Policy

View the full Rutgers University Tuition Waiver Policy for Qualified Unemployed Workers here

Frequently Asked Questions

For some FAQs about Qualified Workers Tuition Waiver, click here.

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