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Raritan Valley Community College to raise tuition

BRANCHURG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – In an effort to strike a balance between providing students with the outstanding instruction and services to support their success, while keeping the cost of a college education within their reach, the Raritan Valley Community College Board of Trustees has approved a $6 per credit increase in tuition.

The new tuition of $180 per credit would take effect for the Fall 2023 Semester.

For the average full-time student taking 30 credits during the academic year, tuition would increase by $180 for the year. For the average part-time student taking 12 credits during the academic year, tuition would increase by $72.

“After the unrelenting challenges of the past few years, it’s even more critical that RVCC remains a viable educational option for the community. We have worked hard to keep tuition at a relatively low level, while still preserving our core mission of providing an innovative, affordable education for our students,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

The College’s FY 2024 budget will be voted on at the May 2 Board of Trustees meeting.

Following is a list of tuition rates approved by the Board and effective for the Fall 2023 Semester:

Fall 2023 Tuition Schedule

Hunterdon/Somerset County Residents $180 per credit
Out-of-county residents (Board grants a waiver of $80 per credit to students who provide verification of employment in Somerset or Hunterdon Counties) $260 per credit
Out-of-state residents $260 per credit
Early College Program $240 for all courses taken at participating high schools.
Hunterdon/Somerset Senior Citizens minimum age 65. One course per semester on a space available basis. May register during the 5 business days prior to course start. No tuition assessed; $50 per credit general services fee applies. Course books/materials extra cost. Audit status, no credit awarded.
NJ National Guard & Reserves Free tuition for up to 16 credits per term for individual only; fees apply.
Volunteer Emergency Medical Personnel and Firefighters Free tuition up to $600 per year and $2,400 lifetime per family of volunteer; fees apply.
September 11 Victims’ Families Free tuition for children and spouses of victims; fees apply.

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