Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver Students | Rutgers University

Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver

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

Tuition waivers enable 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.  To find out if you qualify, please visit: https://www.state.nj.us/careerconnections/prepare/skills/financialaid/tuition_waivers.shtml

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY, as the Rutgers University Newark certification and registration process have been updated.  

Current Students Click Here

Visiting Students Click Here

Certification & Registration Period

Certification Period Registration
 Session I: May 4 - May 18 May 26
 Session II: June 8 - June 26 July 6
 12-week Session: May 4 - May 18 May 26

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

Due to the compressed summer session schedule, we strongly recommend that you certify in person to prevent any issues at time of registration, which may prevent you from successfully utilizing your waiver.  If an in-person meeting during the certification period window is not a viable option for you, please contact our office to discuss alternate arrangements.  Any alternative option to an in-person meeting must also occur within the applicable certification period.

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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