NJ Tuition Eligibility

The Rutgers University policy on residency for tuition purposes is governed by New Jersey Administrative Code and can be found at the website of the University registrar. Qualified non-residents may be eligible for the in-state tuition rate. 

  • Non-residents may petition to be considered New Jersey residents:
Petition for New Jersey Residency

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  • Students who have attended at least three years of high school in a New Jersey high school and graduate(d) from a New Jersey high school may file an affidavit pursuant to S2479 (the New Jersey “Dream Act”). Download the form here:
Application and Affidavit for Nonresident Tuition Exemption for Eligible New Jersey High School Graduates

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