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05/07/2020

College Offering Essential Workers Tuition Waiver Program

With gratitude for all they have done, Essex County College has launched the Tuition Waiver Program for Essential Workers, effective with the Summer I term. Essential workers operating on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to take classes through an ECC tuition waiver.

“This is our way of saying thank you to all our brave neighbors who have been putting their lives on the line every day keeping us safe and healthy,” said Essex County College’s President, Dr. Anthony E. Munroe. “This is the least we can do for them,” he added of the initiative to provide tuition waivers to essential workers.

“Many people have been on the front lines fighting the Coronavirus, including our first responders, doctors, nurses, EMS personnel, law enforcement and corrections officers, teachers, government employees and retail workers. Offering summer classes at Essex County College at no charge is an opportunity for essential workers to advance professionally and enrich their lives and gives us a chance to say thank you for their hard work and sacrifice,” Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said.

The College’s Essential Worker program is for Essex County residents who must furnish an employer letter confirming their essential status.

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advisory deems essential workers as those employed in such fields as healthcare, law enforcement, first responders, transportation, food and agriculture, energy and public works.

The online process to register for Summer classes takes no more than 15 minutes. Registration information is available at https://essexedu2483.wpengine.com/registration/

When the prospective student gets to the Financial Aid portion of the application, the Essential Worker status letter from his or her employer should be attached.
The College’s Summer I term begins May 26 and Summer II classes start July 13. All Summer classes will be offered via remote instruction.

The College’s Essential Worker program is for Essex County residents who must furnish an employer letter confirming their essential status.

Registration information is available at https://essexedu2483.wpengine.com/registration/

Essex County College is fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College offers more than 50 Associate degrees and more than two dozen Academic Certificates in a wide range of disciplines. Essex graduates transfer with full junior status to many New Jersey colleges and universities, as well as schools from around the country.