Who’s Eligible for New Jersey Resident Tuition Rates?
The Rutgers University state residency policy ( PDF ) is governed by New Jersey Administrative Code 9A:5 which requires that individuals be domiciled within the state of New Jersey for at least one year immediately anterior to enrollment. Persons who have been domiciled within the state of NJ for less than 12 months prior to initial registration are presumed to NOT be domiciled in NJ for tuition purposes. Domicile is defined as the place where a person has his or her true, fixed, permanent wave home and principle establishment, and to which, whenever he or she is absent, he or she has the purpose of returning. Residence established entirely for the aim of attending Rutgers University does not constitute domicile for tutelage purposes .
dependent students are presumed to be domiciled in the state in which their rear ( s ) or U.S. woo appointed legal defender ( randomness ) is domiciled. The New Jersey Administrative Code 9A:9-2.6 defines what qualifies a student as dependent versus independent for tutelage judgment and fiscal help .
residency for non-U.S. citizens is determined based on criteria established by federal immigration laws. Most visa holders who are in the United States on a irregular visa are considered out-of-state for purposes of tuition and fees careless of how long they have been residents of New Jersey .
What Is Required to Qualify?
documentation will be required to qualify for in-state tuition rates. such documentation will include :
- A completed Residency Analysis Form (PDF)
- A certified NJ resident income tax return from the year prior to the student’s enrollment
- A copy of a NJ driver license or non-driver ID, a NJ motor vehicle registration, and a copy of a lease or deed to a NJ home
Requests for a change in residency status must be submitted prior to the start of the semester for which the changed status is sought. A review of submitted residency documents can take 2-3 weeks to complete.
newly admitted or enrolled students who do not mechanically meet the qualifications for in-state tuition rates and wish to qualify for in-state tutelage rates must complete the residency analysis class and provide all supporting documents to the appropriate admissions agency. You may email residency @ admissions.rutgers.edu with any questions pertaining to your undergraduate residency inquiry .
If you are a current matriculate Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate student and have inquiries in regards to your residency status, you may contact the Office of the Registrar .
If you are a graduate student, you may contact grad_help @ gradadm.rutgers.edu with any inquiries.
residency Analysis Form ( PDF )
Non-Resident/Out-of-State Rutgers Tuition Exemption
For Eligible New Jersey High School Graduates and H-1B Visa Dependents
Students who declare that all of the following lend oneself to them may file an lotion and affidavit for exemption for Rutgers non-resident tutelage :
- Attended at least three years of high school in New Jersey; and
- Have or will graduate from a New Jersey high school or have attained the equivalent thereof, such as a High School Equivalency diploma, issued by the State of New Jersey Department of Education; and
- Are NOT a non-immigrant alien with a currently valid visa (Non-immigrants, as defined by federal law, have been admitted to the U.S. temporarily and may have been granted one of the following visas: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, TN, TD, V, TROV, and NATO or any other non-immigrant visa), or are a dependent of a parent or guardian who holds an H-1B visa.
Please download, complete, and submit the form below to the allow admissions position.
application and Affidavit ( PDF )
New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military (NJTEAM) Act
Students who are eligible for chapter 30 – montgomery GI Bill Active Duty ( MGIB-AD ) or Chapter 33 – post 9/11 GI Bill may qualify for New Jersey resident tutelage rates. Please download, complete, and submit the form below to the appropriate admissions office .
NJTEAM Act Form ( PDF )