Board of School Estimate Passes RVCC Budget

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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The Board of School Estimate has passed Raritan Valley Community College’s $54 million operating budget for FY 2022.

The budget includes no increase in tuition for Somerset and Hunterdon County students for the Fall 2021 Semester. Tuition will remain at $168 per credit for in-county students.

“We are grateful to the Boards of County Commissioners from Somerset and Hunterdon County for their ongoing support of Raritan Valley Community College and the value it brings to our students and the community. Their continued investment in RVCC enables us to keep the cost of a college education within reach for our students, many of whom have experienced serious financial and personal hardships during the pandemic,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough.

The operating budget reflects less than 1 percent increase over the final FY 2021 budget.

The Board of School Estimate is a six-member board composed of County Commissioners from Somerset and Hunterdon counties, as well as RVCC trustees, and is responsible for approving the College’s budget. The Board is composed of Somerset County Commissioner Melonie Marano, Somerset County Commissioner Douglas Singleterry, Hunterdon County Commissioner Director Susan Soloway, Hunterdon County Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren, RVCC Board of Trustees Member Margaret M. Windrem, and RVCC Board of Trustees Chair Robert P. Wise.

Ranked by, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for over 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute, and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, and professional development courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



May 19, 2021

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