Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver | Rutgers University

Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver

Current Rutgers or visiting students that have secured an Unemployed Person Job Training Form (Tuition Waiver Program) for a Winter Session course at Rutgers University-Newark from a NJ Department of Labor & Workforce Development One-Stop Career Center must visit the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions to initiate the certification process prior to registration. Certification is by appointment only, please email wintersession@newark.rutgers.edu or call 973-353-5112 to schedule an appointment. Students may not register if they did not complete the certification process. Registration takes place on the first day of the session in which the tuition waiver applies to only. The Employee Development Plan, Tuition Waiver Form, and all certifying documents must be original and presented in person to the Office of the Registrar, Blumenthal Hall 3rd Floor at time of registration.

If you are a visiting student, you must complete and submit a non-Rutgers Visiting Student Registration Form through the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions Application Portal, no later than five (5) business days prior to your certification appointment. For more information on the Visiting Student Registration Form visit Visiting Students.

Certification & Registration Period

Certification Period Registration
 Winter Session 2020 November 25 - December 13, 2019 December 23, 2019

Students must certify for courses prior to registration. Please contact the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions, wintersession@newark.rutgers.edu or 973-353-5112, to make an appointment during the certification period. 

Rutgers University Policy

View the full Rutgers University Tuition Waiver Policy for Qualified Unemployed Workers here


A checklist is available with step by step information on the Rutgers University certification and registration process. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all students must complete the RUHere process for Winter Session. To see the RUHere Winter Session deadlines, visit Session Deadlines.  Students not completing the RUHere process within the designated dates will be dropped from their Winter Session course(s).  For more information regarding the RUHere process, visit myrun.newark.rutgers.edu/ruhere to learn more.

Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver students may not use a special permission number (SPN) to register for a closed course. However, students may obtain a special permission number from the instructor or the department to register for a course that has a restriction code. 

All documents are required and must be presented at the time of certification. All documents must be original and contain the appropriate authorization from the One-Stop Career Center. 

Participants are responsible for a $20 registration fee each semester or session, as well as any non-mandatory student user fees or course-specific/program-specific charges (lab fees, textbooks, etc.). Students should visit the Student Accounting Services, Blumenthal Hall - 3rd Floor, at the time of registration for a full list of fees. 

Once registered, students may not add courses without approval from the Registrar's Office. Any participating student who adds a course without this approval will be deregistered from the unapproved course. Students may withdraw from a course after the session has started, with a "W" grade. Participants may not register as a tuition-paying student in any course during the same semester or session in which they are utilizing the waiver benefit for another course. 

Students must certify for a course prior to registration. To make an appointment to be certified during the dates listed above, please contact the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions, wintersession@newark.rutgers.edu or 973-353-5112. Students who have missed the certification dates for Winter Session are still eligible to certify and register for courses in the following semester or session.

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