Tuition Waiver Program at Essex for Essential Workers

Essential Workers Tuition Waiver Program (EWTW)

What is the EWTW Program?

This grant will cover FULL TUITION and approved education fees for 6-18 college credits for eligible essential workers (Click to read Designations) after all other state, federal, institutional, and community aid have been applied.

You May Be Eligible for this waiver program If You: 

  • Have been a resident of Essex County for one year;
  • Have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of no more than $65,000;
  • Enroll in 6-18 college credits for the Summer or Fall 2020 term
  • Complete a FAFSA or NJ Alternative Application
  • Provide a letter from your employer that confirms your essential worker status


Application Process


New Student must:

Continuing Student must:





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