CRANFORD, NJ – As inflation continues to climb and prices are on the rise, Union College of Union County, NJ Board of Trustees approved to not increase tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year. The decision was voted upon by the Board at their January 2023 meeting. This is fourth year in a row that Union’s Board has voted to freeze tuition.
When graduating high school students consider their college choices, tuition cost is a significant factor. Thanks to Union’s Board of Trustees, the College will continue to be an economically and academically strong contender for students. Students who live in Union County and are taking a full-time schedule of 12 to 18 credits will pay a flat rate of $2,640 per semester. The Board also elected to decrease the tuition for out of county students.
Students who are New Jersey residents may also be eligible for other aid to further offset the cost of tuition. Union students who enroll in at least six credits and have an adjusted gross income of less than $65,000 may be eligible to attend the College tuition free under New Jersey’s Community College Opportunity Grant; partial funding is available for those with an income of up to $80,000. Students who complete the FAFSA or NJ Alternative Financial Aid application are automatically considered. Additionally, the Union County College Foundation has awarded over one million dollars a year in scholarships to Union students for the past several years.
“At Union, we put our students and their needs first,” stated Union’s Board of Trustees Chairman Victor M. Richel. “Rising costs are impacting everyone, and we want to ensure that our current and new students receive an excellent education at the lowest cost possible. By being careful with our budget, I’m proud that we are keeping our tuition and fees flat for the fourth year in a row. While costs all around are rising, our students can rest assured that their tuition at Union is not one of them.”
Union College is a public, comprehensive community college that provides quality, affordable, accessible educational programs to the greater Union County region. It is the first of New Jersey’s 18 two-year colleges, serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College offers a wide variety of academic and extracurricular activities. There are over sixty programs of study including Communications, Engineering, Health Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, and more. Students can participate in clubs, honor societies, and NJCAA athletics. The College offers many experiential learning opportunities such as access to a Bloomberg Business Center, Innovation Center, and Student Research hub. Additionally, students at Union will be attending one of the top 25 community colleges in the country as designated by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. For more information about Union College of Union County, NJ, go to www.ucc.edu