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Old 06-16-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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On of my friends (and ex-employee) is about 1.5 months into collecting unemployment. After looking at the job market and realizing that in order for him to get similar work, he'd need to complete his degree.

What is involved in trying to get tuition waiver? Is it too late for him to apply since he has been collecting UI for 1.5 months already?

He is aware that he has to register the first day of class, and classes tend to close, etc. He just wants to get whatever he can done at lowest cost.. and then will finish anything he cannot get done via waiver with his own money.

TIA
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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On of my friends (and ex-employee) is about 1.5 months into collecting unemployment. After looking at the job market and realizing that in order for him to get similar work, he'd need to complete his degree.

What is involved in trying to get tuition waiver? Is it too late for him to apply since he has been collecting UI for 1.5 months already?

He is aware that he has to register the first day of class, and classes tend to close, etc. He just wants to get whatever he can done at lowest cost.. and then will finish anything he cannot get done via waiver with his own money.

TIA
I do believe first and foremost the school he is attending has to be on the list to be eligible for tuition waiver. State schools such as Rutgers and local community colleges are on the list, I think that it would be unlikely for private schools such as Kean or Centenary. I could be wrong, NJ Career Services normally gives you the list of eligible schools. Also tuition waiver paperwork must be completed 30 days before classes start or something to that effect.
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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Thank you. The school is a state school and is on the list.
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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I am finishing up a tuition waiver now. you have to take a class through unemployment first, then show proof of job search and that your field is in demand. There is a list of schools approved and you have to choose an appropriate program. you apply for classes on the last day of registration too. not the first. There is some paperwork but its a great opportunity. You do need to put in the effort and research to get approved.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:30 PM
 
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Default Tuition Waiver NJ

I have just gotten off unemployment, I knew nothing about the tuition waiver, Can I still take advantage of it? For example, Can I get it to take classes at night?
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I have just gotten off unemployment, I knew nothing about the tuition waiver, Can I still take advantage of it? For example, Can I get it to take classes at night?
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Tuition Waiver program is a joint effort with the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) and the Commission on Higher Education.

A Tuition Waiver enables eligible unemployed customers to enroll, tuition free, in an appropriate course of instruction at public colleges and universities in New Jersey. The course should provide you with identifiable skills that will lead to gainful employment. The tuition free courses can only be attended if such course has vacant seats.

Contact a One-Stop Career Center for information about any of the above programs.

Jobs4Jersey | Financial Aid/Training Grants
you do not need to be collecting benefits to qualify for a tuition waiver. Contact a NJ one-stop, as recommended.
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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What if you worked in NJ and will be collecting NJ UI benefits, but live in Pennsylvania?
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:21 PM
 
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What if you worked in NJ and will be collecting NJ UI benefits, but live in Pennsylvania?
I believe the current approval standards are you must reside in NJ. Additionally, the number of approved courses has been greatly reduced. They are also a lot stricter on "demand" and "prospect of employment".
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