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Qualified Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver

Rutgers University Newark is a participating institution of the New Jersey Unemployed Workers Tuition Waiver Program.  

Tuition waivers enable eligible unemployed persons to enroll, tuition free, in courses of instruction at public colleges and universities in New Jersey. These courses can only be attended if there are seats available; books, labs and other appropriate fees are the responsibility of the student.  To find out if you qualify, please visit: https://www.state.nj.us/

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY, as the Rutgers University Newark certification and registration process has been updated.

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Certification & Registration Period

Certification Period Registration
 Winter Session 2022 November 23 - December 15, 2021 December 23, 2021

Students must certify for courses prior to registration. Please contact the Office of Summer & Winter Sessions, wintersession@newark.rutgers.edu, to make a virtual appointment during the certification period. 

Rutgers University Policy

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

Immunization Requirement

Students currently registered for or planning to register for Winter Session 2022 are required under Policy 10.3.14 to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have received a medical or religious exemption approved in writing by Rutgers' Waiver Review Committee or are exempt from the Policy for any of the other reasons listed in the Policy.  Students registered for Winter 2022 courses who are not compliant with the University Policy 10.3.14 are subject to being removed from those courses.

Proof of Vaccination Deadline is December 1, 2021. To submit your proof of vaccination or to request an exemption visit the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal.  A valid student NetID and password is required to access the portal.  

Exemption Request Deadline is December 1, 2021. To submit you exemption request, visit  the Rutgers Student Immunization Portal.  A valid student NetID and password is required to access the portal. 

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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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