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Tuition and Fees(see chart w/cost calculations for Fall 2014 through Summer 2015)
 

Tuition

In-County (Hunterdon/Somerset) Tuition

$129 per credit beginning in Fall 2014 (includes hybrid courses).  Hybrid courses are charged as regular classes with lab fees.

Out-of-County Tuition $154 per credit beginning in Fall 2014 (includes hybrid courses).  Hybrid courses are charged as regular classes with lab fees. 
Out-of-County tuition also applies to out-of-state residents.

(Note: An Out-of-County resident who provides written verification from his/her employer of current employment in either Somerset or Hunterdon County will receive a $25 per credit hour reduction from the standard Out-of-County resident rate beginning in Fall 2014.) 
Download the required Employer Affidavit in PDF format. 
RVCC On-Line Courses and NJ Virtual Community College Course Tuition $166 per credit beginning in Fall 2014.  No fees charged.
Early College Program Tuition (High school students taking courses on the RVCC Main Campus or RVCC-Bridgewater location)

Beginning in Fall 2014, regular college tuition (In-County or Out-of-County, as applicable) and fees apply to all courses. 

Concurrent Enrollment Program Tuition (High school students taking courses at their High School) $175 for each course taken at the student's high school beginning in Fall 2013 without limit to the number of courses taken in a semester.  Participation in the Concurrent Enrollment Program will not preclude high school students from enrolling in the Early College Program.
 

Tuition Waivers  

To claim a waiver, a student must register in person and present all required waiver eligibility documentation at the time of registration. Waivers are not applied retroactively to existing registrations.
Students with tuition waivers are responsible for all fees and for the costs of all textbooks and other instructional materials associated with the courses for which they enroll.

Hunterdon / Somerset Gold Card Senior Citizens, Minimum Age 65

This waiver has been discontinued effective 8/29/12 for In-County and Out-of-County Gold Card seniors.  There is no registration waiting period.   
The In-County student will be charged at the regular rate of $129 per credit beginning in Fall 2014 plus fees. 
The Out-of-County student will be charged at the regular rate of $154 per credit beginning in Fall 2014 plus fees.  

Unemployment Tuition Waiver

For the Fall 2014 semesterCollege policy allows Somerset/Hunterdon county resident students who have received tuition waivers to register beginning on August 26, 2014, five (5) business days prior to the start of classes.  All students not residing in Somerset/Hunterdon county who have received tuition waivers may register beginning on September 2, 2014one (1) business day prior to the start of classes.  Out-of-County residents must first apply to their home county college.  Prior to registering, students must complete the FAFSA financial aid application and receive an approved waiver (Unemployment Certification) from the One-Stop office.  Both must be presented at the time of initial registration.  Students are responsible for paying all fees charged (Fees Apply).  The Late Registration fee is waived for Unemployment Waiver registrations.

If you register earlier than five (5) business days (for in-county residents) or one (1) day (for out-of-county residents) immediately prior to the start of classes, or have not presented both the completed FAFSA and the approved waiver from the One-Stop office at the time of initial registration: 
  ~  an in-county resident will be charged at the regular rate of $129 per credit beginning in Fall 2014 plus fees; 
  ~  an out-of-county resident will be charged at the rate of $154 per credit beginning in Fall 2014 plus fees. 
Chargebacks cannot be used for this waiver program.

National Guard & National Guard Reserves Tuition Waiver Tuition waiver for up to 16 credits per semester for members of the New Jersey National Guard or the New Jersey National Guard Reserves only. Students are responsible for paying all fees charged (Fees Apply).
Volunteer Firefighters & Volunteer Emergency Medical Personnel Tuition Waiver 
                               
Tuition waiver of up to $600 per year and $2,400 lifetime per family (volunteer, spouse and children) of volunteers in active service as a volunteer firefighter or volunteer emergency medical service worker. Students are responsible for paying all fees charged (Fees Apply). 
Download required volunteer tuition waiver form in PDF format.
September 11th Victims' Families Tuition Waiver Tuition waiver for victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 or for a member of the victim's immediate family. Students are responsible for paying all fees charged (Fees Apply).

Fees 
Application Fee $25
General Registration Fee $22 per credit hour - charged to all students except for on-line or Concurrent Enrollment Program courses.
Beginning in Fall 2014, the General Registration Fee will be charged to all Early College Program students. 
Laboratory/Studio/Activity Fee                 Most fees can range from $60-$90 per course - charged to all students enrolled in classes identified as having this fee in the semester's Class Schedule; will be charged for hybrid courses.  The fee specific to individual courses are indicated in the semester's Schedule of Classes.
The College may change existing course/lab fees or add new fees with 30 days notice prior to the start of each semester.
Technology Fee $100 per semester beginning in Fall 2014 for a full-time student; $80 per semester beginning in Fall 2014 for a part-time student - charged to all students except for those enrolling exclusively in on-line courses or Concurrent Enrollment Program courses. 
Beginning in Fall 2014, the Technology Fee will be charged to all Early College Program students. 
Enrollment Service Fee $32 per semester beginning in Fall 2012 - charged to all students except for those enrolling exclusively in on-line courses or Concurrent Enrollment Program courses.
Beginning in Fall 2014, the Enrollment Services Fee will be charged to all Early College Program students. 
Developmental Course Fee $15 charged to students in one or more developmental courses per semester.
Official Transcript Fee $5
Returned Item Fee $25 for each returned Check, Credit Card charge and/or ACH transaction.
Late Registration Fee **

 $50 - for Fall 2014, assessed with registrations on or after:
 •  6/23/14 for Fall 2014 Career Program 1 (12 wk session); 
 •  8/20/14 for Fall 2014 Full Term & Fall First 7 Week session; 
 •  9/03/14 for Fall 2014 12 week session (late start); 
 
•  9/17/14 for Fall 2014 Career Program 2 (11 wk session); and
 •  10/08/14 for Fall 2014 Second 7 Week session.

 $50 - for Winter 2015, assessed with registrations on or after
 •  12/09/14 for Winter 2015 Full Term.

 $50 - for Spring 2015, assessed with registrations on or after
 •  12/09/14 for Spring 2015 Career Program 1 (12 wk session); 
 •  1/06/15 for Spring 2015 Full Term & Spring First 7 Week session; 
 •  1/20/15 for Spring 2015 12 week session (late start); 
 •  3/02/15 for Spring 2015 Second 7 Week session; and
 
 •  3/18/15 for Spring 2015 Career Program 2 (12 wk session).

 $50 - for Summer 2015, assessed with registrations on or after
 •  5/04/15 for Summer 2015 Full Term, ESL 9 Week, Summer I First 6 Week & First Half 3 Week sessions; 
 •  5/26/15 for Summer III 9 Week and Summer I Second Half 3 week sessions; 
 •  6/22/15 for Summer II Second 6 Week and Summer II First Half 3 Week sessions; and
 
 •  7/16/15 for Summer II Second Half 3 Week session.

International Student Processing Fee $200 per semester
Nursing Program Fee $400 per semester beginning in Fall 2013 - charged to students who have been accepted into, and are enrolling in, the College's Nursing program.
Honors College Fee   $125 per semester beginning in Fall 2014 - charged to students who have been accepted into, and are enrolling in, the Honors College program.  
Graduation Fee This fee was discontinued beginning in the Fall 2012 semester.  
Student Hospitalization *** Eliminated beginning in the Fall 2013 semester.

  NOTES:
*     Tuition and fees are subject to change.
**   The late registration fee will be assessed two weeks before the start of the registered class's part of term.  For example, the $50 late registration fee will be assessed with registrations on or after 8/20/14 for the Fall 2014 full term, or on or after 12/09/14 for the Winter 2015 full termor on or after 1/06/15 for the Spring 2015 full termor on or after 5/04/15 for the Summer 2015 full term.

*** Due to new state regulations,  full-time students are no longer required to maintain health insurance coverage while attending RVCC.  This is effective with the Fall 2013 semester. 

Questions regarding Tuition or Fees?  Call (908) 526-1200 ext. 8258

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