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Third Time is a Charm: College Freezes Tuition for Third Consecutive Year

CRANFORD – At their February 22, 2022 meeting, the Union County College Board of Trustees adopted the College’s budget for the 2022-2023 academic year with no increase to student tuition and fees for the third year in a row.

With the cost of goods and services on the rise due to COVID-19, it is notable that student tuition will be staying the same at Union. The College also offers flat rate tuition for additional cost savings. Full-time students taking 12 to 18 credits and living in Union County will pay the same rate of $2,640.50.

Further tuition aid is available. Students that enroll in at least six credits and have an adjusted gross income of less than $65,000 may be eligible for New Jersey’s Community College Opportunity Grant. Students who complete the FAFSA or NJ Alternative Financial Aid application are automatically considered. No separate application is necessary. Additionally, the College’s Foundation annually provides more than one million dollars in scholarship support to students. There are several ways to save additional cost on tuition at Union.

“Providing an affordable education when people are struggling financially with rising costs is a priority at Union. We have been as lean as possible to avoid an increase on tuition for our students. At Union, students are number one and keeping our tuition and fees flat for three years, even during a pandemic, is one of the ways we exemplify that,” stated Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin.

Fall registration opens on March 21, 2022. The application to attend Union County College can be found online at www.ucc.edu. Students are encouraged to register now to craft their ideal schedule. The fall semester will begin on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

The College offers a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities. There are over sixty programs of study including business, graphic design, cyber forensics, and education. Students can participate in clubs, honor societies, and NJCAA athletics. The College offers many opportunities such as access to an Innovation Center, Bloomberg Terminals, and Student Research. Additionally, students at Union will be attending one of the top 150 community colleges in the country as designated by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program.