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Union County College Admissions

Tuition Waivers

WAIVERS AND EMPLOYER OR OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE PLANS

WAIVERS

New Jersey National Guard Waiver
The National Guard Waiver covers the cost of Tuition only up to a maximum of 16 credits/hours per semester. Students are responsible for the payment of all other applicable fees.

  • Students must  provide a Commanders Certificate of Eligibility from their unit’s authorized representative.
  • Students are required to complete the appropriate application for Financial Aid. (Contact the Financial Aid Department for additional details.) Students who are eligible for aid must exhaust all such aid prior to utilizing a National Guard Waiver.
  • All required forms must be submitted at the time of registration including verification of application for Financial Aid.

Senior Citizens Waiver
New Jersey residents 65 years of age or older, may enroll at Union County College without the payment of tuition and fee charges in regularly scheduled courses provided that classroom space is available.

  • At time of registration, senior citizens are responsible for paying a senior citizen processing fee, and an annual parking fee, if a parking permit is purchased.
  • Students may register on the first day of the session/semester. Students who register prior to the designated date CAN NOT apply the Senior Citizens Waiver towards the cost of such courses.

Unemployment Waivers
The Unemployment Waiver covers tuition. Students are responsible for payment of all other costs at time of registration.

  • Students are required to complete the appropriate application for Financial Aid. (Contact the Financial Aid Department for additional details.) Students who are eligible for aid must exhaust all such aid prior to utilizing an Unemployment Waiver.
  • All required forms must be submitted at the time of registration including verification of application for Financial Aid.
  • Financial aid will first be applied against tuition. Remaining aid, if any, will be applied against the fees that are the responsibility of the student.
  • Students may register on a space available basis on the first day of the session/semester. Students who register prior to the designated date CAN NOT APPLY the Unemployment Waiver towards the cost of such courses.
  • Waiver program is available to Union County residents.  NJ residents who live outside of Union County may use the waiver only if their home county community college does not offer the courses they are taking.  Documentation from the home college must be provided at time of registration

Volunteer Tuition Waiver Program (Chapter 145)
This program covers the cost of Tuition only and is available for active members of a volunteer Fire Company or Rescue Squad and their dependent children and spouse. Individuals will receive a tuition credit, not to exceed a maximum amount over 4-year period per family.

  • The student is responsible for the payment of all other costs at time of registration.
  • The Volunteer Tuition Waiver Program requires that the student provide verification of service performed such as a completed Municipal Certification for Active Members of volunteer Fire Company, First Aid or Rescue Squad.
  • Students desiring to utilize the Chapter 145 Waiver shall complete the appropriate application for Financial Aid and, if eligible, such aid must be exhausted before applying the Chapter 145 waiver.
  • Students will be allowed to register for classes on a space available basis on the first day of the session/semester.
  • Students who register for courses prior to the designated date CAN NOT APPLY the Chapter 145 waiver towards the cost of such courses.

 

EMPLOYER OR OUTSIDE AGENCY ASSISTANCE PLANS Prior to registration, students should have the specifics of their plan reviewed by the Office of Student Accounts to insure that it meets College guidelines.

  • Students are required to complete and sign a Statement of Responsibility for Financial Obligations at the Office of Student Accounts at time of registration.
  • All balances should be paid in full prior to registering for subsequent semesters.
  • Should the employer or other outside agency, organization or scholarship fail to pay in a timely fashion, the student will be responsible for the cost of attending Union County College.
Military Personnel
Union County College participates in a number of programs which provide benefits to veterans, active duty soldiers and reservists.  Contact the College Admissions Office for additional information.  (Also see New Jersey National Guard Waivers above)

Trade Act Program
Attendance at Union County College under the Trade Act Program requires that the student present at time of registration a Letter of Introduction and Enrollment Agreement from the State of New Jersey Department of Labor. In addition, a completed contract (NAFTA-7 (R-9-96)) must be on file in the Union County College Grants Department. Students participating in this program may register at any time. The program may cover tuition and selected fees.

Workforce NJ Development Program
Students utilizing this program should plan on registering well in advance of the start of the semester to insure that their contract is in place. Students must have the appropriate forms and a fully executed contract at time of registration. The program may cover Tuition and selected fees.  Note that the cost to complete the program of study may not be fully covered and students should be aware of program limitations.