NJ Tuition Eligibility

In-State Tuition is determined according to a student's New Jersey residency status or eligibility for the New Jersey Dream Act.

A student petitioning for in-state residency status must provide proof of intent to establish residency in New Jersey along with the Residency Analysis Form (below) to the Office of the Registrar.

The Residency Analysis Form must be completely filled out, signed, notarized and submitted with required supporting documents to the appropriate office for proper consideration.

Click here for the Instructions to complete this application.

A list of Primary and Secondary Supporting Documents can be found here.

Students enrolled with F-1 or J-1 Visa, please read this.


Students petitioning while in your first term or prior to your first term at Rutgers, you must submit this request with supporting documents to the Admissions Office.

Read the NJ Tuition Eligibility webpage posted on the Rutgers Undergraduate Admissions website.


New Jersey Dream Act

Special categories of students under the Dream Act are Eligible New Jersey High School Graduates or H-1B Visa Dependents involve students whose federal residency status is in question. Students qualifying for the categories may qualify for in-state tuition upon filling out the Non-Resident Rutgers Tuition Exemption Form.

You may find more information regarding NJ Tuition Eligibility by clicking here.

The Non-Resident Rutgers Tuition Exemption Form, Application and Affidavit pursuant to S2479 (the New Jersey “Dream Act”) document is available for download at by clicking here. Then complete and submit with an official NJ high school transcript in order to be considered for nonresident tuition exemption. Please note that continuing Rutgers University-Newark students should return this form to the Office of the Registrar at the address on the bottom of this page.

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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 tuition rates. Please download and complete the New Jersey Tuition Equality for America's Military (NJTEAM) Act form here.


Rutgers University-Newark
The Office of the Registrar
249 University Avenue
(Suite 309)
Newark, NJ 07102