Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

Understanding Your Payments


As an RVCC student, it’s important to pay your tuition on time. If you don’t, you may be dropped from your classes.

Payment Options

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition

In-County (Hunterdon/Somerset Counties)

  • $180 per credit

Out-of-County or Out-of-State

Out-of-county tuition applies to out-of-state students. All out-of-county residents who provide proof of employment in either Somerset or Hunterdon counties at the time of registration will receive a $80 per credit hour reduction on their tuition. 

  • $260 per credit

Early Credits Program

  • Regular in-county or out-of-county tuition applies

Concurrent Enrollment Program

  • $240 per course taken at the student’s high school

RISE (incarcerated students)

  • $305 per credit

Tuition and fees are subject to change. In calculating the cost of your college education make sure to include fees.

Fee Schedule

Application Fee

  • Free

General Services Fee

This fee does not apply to Concurrent Enrollment Program courses. The general fee is charged per credit each semester to all students to cover the costs associated with a broad array of student success services. Included in these services are career and academic advising, counseling, tutoring, maintaining and updating technology, and student engagement activities. The general fee supports RVCC’s academic curricula, support services for students (both in-person and virtual), and program offerings. The fee is not earmarked for a particular program or student; rather, it facilitates programs and services that enhance course offerings and academic support for all students. 

  • $50 per credit hour

Applied Music Fee

  • $500 per semester, per instrument, to students officially enrolled in the Applied Music Program

Automotive Technology Program Fee

  • $155 per credit for students officially enrolling in the Automotive Technology program
  • $120 Uniform Fee (one time - at program start)
  • $248 Industry Certification Fee (one time - aggregate)

Commercial Energy Management Technology Program Fee

  • $250 per semester for students enrolled in CEMT classes

Environmental Control Technology Program Fee

  • $250 per semester for students enrolled in ECTC classes

Graduation Fee

  • $50

Honors College Fee

  • $150 per semester for students officially enrolling in the Honor’s College Program.

International Student Processing Fee

  • $200 per semester

Late Registration Fee

  • $50 effective the first day of the start of the term

Nursing Program Fee

  • $930 per semester for students officially enrolled in the College’s Nursing Program

Official Transcript Fee

  • $10 for each transcript

Quickbooks Certified User Exam Fee 

  • $103 for ACCT 225  Accounting Systems and Software

Returned Item Fee

  • Students will be charged $25 for each returned check, credit card charge, and/or ACH transaction

Replacement Diploma Fee

  • $15

 

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Costs

As required by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE), the specific cost of attendance for Occupational Therapy Assistant program students at RVCC is detailed here:

  • In-County
    • Tuition: $12,060 ($180 per credit)
    • General Fee: $3,350 ($50 per credit)
    • OTA Program Fee: $1,250 ($250 per semester)
    • OTAH 101 Course Fee (Typhon): $100
    • Total: $16,760
  • Out-of-County
    • Tuition: $17,420 ($260 per credit)
    • General Fee: $3,350 ($50 per credit)
    • OTA Program Fee: $1,250 ($250 per semester)
    • OTAH 101 Course Fee (Typhon): $100
    • Total: $22,120

Fees are subject to change. In calculating the cost of your college education make sure to include tuition.

Full tuition and fees are charged for auditing a class with the exception of individuals who qualify for the Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver.

Tuition Waivers

Chargeback (Non-Somerset or Hunterdon County Resident) to Attend RVCC

Out-of-County residents (not Somerset or Hunterdon) attending RVCC for a program, certificate, or classes that their home county community college does not offer may seek in-county charges.

Required Steps

  • Apply to RVCC and follow the 5-step process, and register for classes
  • Contact the home county community college for their chargeback process and information
  • Notify the home county community college that you applied to RVCC to pursue a program, certificate or class(es)
  • Provide RVCC with either:
    • The approved chargeback form, to confirm the registration to the RVCC admissions office, OR
    • Present the Certificate of Residency to the RVCC Finance Office

Tuition and fee waivers are subject to change.

Chargeback (Somerset or Hunterdon County Resident) for Programs Not offered at RVCC

Somerset and Hunterdon County residents registering for a program or classes that RVCC does not offer may seek in-county charges at another community college in New Jersey that offers those programs or classes.

Chargeback is a two (2) part process with both RVCC Admissions and the County Treasurers Office. Chargeback requests must be completed each semester that a student registers for a program or class(es). Prior semesters will not be approved.
 
Part 1: Information for RVCC

  • Fill out the RVCC Chargeback Request Form
  • Requirements for a Program Chargeback Request:
    • Acceptance letter from the New Jersey county college that they are accepted, specifying their program of study
    • Placement test results or test waiver letter
    • Program description
    • Schedule of classes
  • Requirements for Course-by-Course Chargeback request:
    • Course description (for each course)
    • Schedule of classes

Once submitted, the RVCC Chargeback Request Form will be evaluated. A decision will typically be made within 24 hours of receipt and will be sent via email.
 
Part 2: Information for Student's Home County Treasurer's Office

  • The student will email the approved chargeback request form to their home county treasurer’s office to obtain the Certificate of Residency
  • Once signed by the County Treasurer, the student then submit the Certificate of Residency to the community college where they will be taking classes
  • The community college where they will be taking classes will adjust their Out-of-County rates to In-County rates
  • The county office determines residency eligibility

County Treasurers' Contact Information:

  • Hunterdon County Residents:
    County Administrator's Office
    71 Main Street
    Building 1 - 1st Floor
    Flemington, NJ 08822
    rviersma@co.hunterdon.nj.us
     
  • Somerset County Residents:
    County Treasurer’s Office
    County Administration Building
    20 Grove Street, 3rd Floor
    Somerville, NJ 08876
    chargebacks@co.somerset.nj.us

Chargeback Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: October 1
  • Spring Semester: February 15
  • Summer Semester: July 15

Please note, if you register for programs or classes that are different from the ones for which Chargeback was granted, you will need to refund the money and will no longer be eligible to receive Chargeback for any program or classes taken in the future.    

For more information, contact:

Tuition and fee waivers are subject to change.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver

Somerset and Hunterdon county residents age 65 and older may audit one qualifying academic-credit course each semester if space is available. Seniors will be charged a $50 General Services fee per credit and must pay for their own books and materials. To qualify, you must register during the five business days prior to the start of the course. No credit will be earned for taking the course.

Tuition and fee waivers are subject to change.

Unemployment Tuition Waiver

Somerset and Hunterdon County residents who have received tuition waivers may register five business days prior to the start of the semester. Out-of-county residents must first apply to their home county college, and register one day prior to the start of the semester.

All students must complete and bring the FAFSA financial aid application and an approved Unemployment Certification Waiver at the time of registration. All fees except the Late Registration Fee apply. If you enroll earlier than this date or do not have the completed FAFSA and approved waiver with you at the time of registration, you will be charged the regular tuition rate plus fees.

Tuition and fee waivers are subject to change.

National Guard & National Guard Reserves Tuition Waiver

Members of the New Jersey National Guard or the New Jersey National Guard Reserves taking up to 16 credits per semester are eligible to receive a tuition waiver. All fees apply.

Tuition and fee waivers are subject to change.

Volunteer Firefighters & Emergency Medical Personnel Tuition Waiver

Volunteers in active service as firefighters or emergency medical service workers and their families receive free tuition up to $600 per year and $2,400 in their lifetime per family. Family includes the volunteer their spouse, and children. All fees apply. Click here for form.

Volunteer Tuition Credit Program Information

Tuition and fee waivers are subject to change.

September 11th Victims’ Family Tuition Waiver

Children and Spouses of a victim related to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack are eligible for a tuition waiver.  All fees apply.  A death certificate must be presented to receive the waiver.

Tuition and fee waivers are subject to change.

Calculate Costs

Tuition and Fees Cost

This chart provides the ability to view totals, which include tuition and the general services fee, at varying credit hour levels for students enrolled in classes offered at RVCC as Classroom, Online, Telecourses and Hybrid courses. It does not apply to Concurrent Enrollment classes held at the student's high school, or to the RISE program.

Please note: Special fees, such as the International Student Processing Fee, the Nursing Fee, the Honors College fee, the Occupational Therapy Assistant fee, the Applied Music fee and Automotive Program fees are not included and should be added to the amount derived from the table to determine your total cost, when applicable. If you register late, you should also add the $50 late registration fee to that total.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

2023-2024 Academic Year

TUITION AND FEE CHART

Credits HoursHunterdon/Somerset County CostOut-of-County or
Out-of-State Costs
1$230$310
2$460$620
3$690$930
4$920$1,240
5$1,150$1,550
6$1,380$1,860
7$1,610$2,170
8$1,840$2,480
9$2,070$2,790
10$2,300$3,100
11$2,530$3,410
12$2,760$3,720
13$2,990$4,030
14$3,220$4,340
15$3,450$4,650
16$3,680$4,960
17$3,910$5,270
18$4,140$5,580
19$4,370$5,890
20$4,600$6,200
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