Fourth Consecutive Year: No Tuition Increase

Essex County College will have no increase in tuition for the fourth consecutive year, following an action at the Board of Trustees meeting June 18. The freeze, based on Interim President Gale E. Gibson’s recommendation, holds tuition at the 2010-2011 rate.

“It is with our students’ success in mind that I recommended to our Board of Trustees a budget that held the line on tuition for the fourth straight year.  The tuition freeze will continue to offer a top-quality education at an extremely affordable price for our students and to the communities we serve,” said Dr. Gibson.

In-county tuition, exclusive of fees, is $108.50 per credit hour. The last increase was in 2010-2011. Essex is one of only two of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges that has held the line on tuition since 2011.

In addition, the Board approved a write-off on $874,487 in unpaid tuition and fees receivables for fiscal year 2011.

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