State Flag for Universities in New Jersey New Jersey Residency Rules

Red Square Means In-State Tuition is Most Difficult Difficulty

How to get in-state at Universities in New Jersey:

It’s extremely difficult for a typically-aged college undergrad to qualify for in-state residency status in New Jersey because of the atypically strict definition of financial independence.  To prove financial independence here requires unusual circumstances.  Most students would be advised to pursue alternative paths to in-state such as qualifying through a parent or waiting until after you turn 22 to begin one year domicile period.

Perhaps more importantly, the exact do’s and don’ts and strategies vary because every college and university has its own policies, implementations, and interpretations of state law.

New Jersey Reciprocity Agreements:

New Jersey is one of the seven US states that does not participate in any regional reciprocity agreements for undergrads. That means if you’re coming to or leaving NJ for college, you won’t get any special tuition deals in nearby states.

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in New Jersey. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in New Jersey:

Rutgers University-New Brunswick


Other Universities in New Jersey:

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University-Camden
Kean University-Union
Montclair State University-Montclair
New Jersey City University-Jersey City
New Jersey Institute of Tech-Newark
Ramapo College of New Jersey-Mahwah
Richard Stockton College of NJ-Galloway Township
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-Piscataway
Rowan University-Glassboro
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine-Stratford
Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School-Newark
Rutgers University-Camden
Rutgers University-Newark
The College of New Jersey-Ewing
Thomas Edison State College-Trenton
William Patterson University of New Jersey-Wayne

Every College in New Jersey Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in New Jersey you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.