Board of Trustees Approves Tuition for Fall 2021 Semester with No Increase for in-County Students

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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At a time when so many Raritan Valley Community College students have experienced personal and financial hardships due to the pandemic, the RVCC Board of Trustees has decided not to raise tuition for Somerset and Hunterdon County students for the Fall 2021 Semester. Tuition will remain at $168 per credit for in-county students.

“With so much uncertainty due to the pandemic, and many of our students experiencing severe economic losses, we did not want to give them any added financial burdens that could impact continuing their studies,” said RVCC President Michael J. McDonough. “RVCC’s high quality, innovative education transforms the lives of our students, offering them a pathway to transfer to a four-year school or gain the necessary skills to succeed and thrive in the workforce of today and the future. We want to make sure our students can continue to move forward in reaching their educational goals.”

The College’s FY 2022 budget will be voted on at the April Board of Trustees meeting, which is scheduled for April 20.

Following is a list of tuition rates approved by the Board and effective for the Fall 2021 Semester:

Fall 2021 Tuition Schedule

Hunterdon/Somerset County Residents$168 per credit

Out-of-county residents

(Board grants a waiver of $70 per credit to students who provide verification of employment in Somerset or Hunterdon Counties)

$238 per credit
Out-of-state residents$238 per credit
Early College Program$210 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 enrollment service fee. Course books/materials extra cost. Audit status, no credit awarded.
NJ National Guard & ReservesFree tuition for up to 16 credits per term for individual only; fees apply.
Volunteer Emergency Medical Personnel and FirefightersFree tuition for up to $672 per year and $2,688 lifetime per family of volunteer; fees apply.

September 11 Victims’ Families

Free tuition for children and spouses of victims; fees apply.

RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



March 30, 2021

Media contact: Donna Stolzer, 908-526-1200, ext. 8383

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