The New Jersey Tuition Equity Act

The New Jersey Tuition Equity Act (NJ DREAM Act) allows undocumented college students to pay in-state tuition rates. To request exemption from Nonresident Tuition and Fees, charged to non-New Jersey residents, students must complete, sign and submit the Application for In-State Tuition form via mail or bring the completed form with your high school transcript to:

Registration and Records
Ocean County College
College Drive, PO Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001

The application for in-state tuition must be filed with the Registration and Records office before the start of the registered semester in order to be applied.

Additional Eligibility Criteria Includes:

  • Attended high school in New Jersey for three or more years; and
  • Graduated from a high school located in New Jersey or received a high school equivalency diploma in this State; and
  • Students without lawful immigration status must also submit an affidavit stating that the student has filed an application to legalize his immigration status or will file an application as soon as he or she is eligible.

If you are determined to be eligible, you will continue to receive the exemption as long as you fulfill the requirements or the College no longer offers this exemption, whichever occurs first.

Applying for the exemption does not in any way alter your responsibility to pay on time any nonresident tuition and fees that may be due before your eligibility is determined.