Rules and Procedures (by alphabetical order)
for Students Receiving Federal Title IV Funds
regulations require that a pro-rata portion of Title IV Funds
be refunded to the funding source if students withdraw from
The College. Students may, therefore, incur a liability to
The College of New Jersey and should consult with the Office
of Student Financial Assistance, Green Hall 101, prior
of Tuition and Fees
A student must withdraw from all courses for the semester
(or reduce their registered course load) by the last day of
Add/Drop in order to be eligible for a refund. The computing
of all refunds will be based upon the date of receipt shown
on the written notice or Intent to Withdraw Form. Refunds
are not based upon date of last class attendance. A student
who leaves school without officially withdrawing from The
College forfeits all rights to a refund or to a reduction
in his or her account. No refunds or reductions will be made
until the students ID is returned to the Office of Student
uses the following policy to determine the amount of refund:
student withdrawing from The College on or before the official
last day of Add/Drop shall receive a 100 percent refund
of applicable tuition and fees* paid.
student reducing his/her load in a manner that results in
a decrease in billable tuition and applicable fees* on or
before the last official day of Add/Drop shall receive a
100 percent refund of the reduced amount. Reductions in
load after the last official day of Add/Drop will not result
student withdrawing from The College after the official
end of Add/Drop but before the end of the fifth week of
classes in the fall and spring semesters shall receive a
50 percent refund of applicable tuition and fees* paid.
student withdrawing from The College after the fifth week
of class shall receive no refund.
withdrawal policies are different. Please consult the summer
receiving Federal Title IV financial aid funds must contact
the Office of Student Financial Assistance before withdrawing.
General Services, Computer Access, Student Activity, Student
Center and Student Services Fees.
for Tuition Purposes
Persons who have been residents within the state of New Jersey
for a period of 12 months prior to enrollment in a public
institution of higher education are presumed to be domiciled
in this state for tuition purposes. Persons who have been
residents within this state for less that 12 months prior
to enrollment are presumed to be nondomiciliaries for tuition
purposes. Persons whose residency status is challenged by
TCNJ may demonstrate residency status according to the rules
set forth by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
(N.J.A.C. 9A:5-1.1-1.2). These guidelines and the Residency
Analysis Form are available in the Office of Records and Registration,
Green Hall 112, and on the Records and Registration Web site.
Residence established solely for the purpose of attending
TCNJ is not domicile for the purpose of achieving in-state
military personnel and their dependents who are living in
New Jersey and are attending public institutions of higher
education in New Jersey shall be regarded as residents of
the state for the purpose of determining tuition.
Citizen Tuition Waiver
A New Jersey public college may enroll without payment of
tuition a number of senior citizens (age 65 or older) equaling
up to one percent of its total undergraduate enrollment. To
be eligible for this waiver, senior citizens must be enrolled
in credit-bearing courses and must be actively pursuing a
college degree. A senior citizen must be matriculated and
successfully complete six semester hours toward a program
each semester in order to be considered actively pursuing
Courses are designated by an alphabetical abbreviation of
the discipline which offers them. The three-digit number which
follows the alphabetical abbreviation is generally to be interpreted
to all students
to all students who have the prerequisite, are somewhat more
specialized or advanced
or advanced courses, normally not open to freshmen except
or advanced courses, normally not open to sophomores
which are numbered under 100 (e.g., MATH 090, 091) will not
be counted toward the credits needed for graduation.
titles include I and II, the first half of the course is prerequisite
to the second half.
To assist students in their planning, each course description
includes information on how often the course is offered. Most
commonly, courses are marked as being given every semester,
annually, or occasionally.
as being offered occasionally normally are given
at least once in a four-year period. Since the frequency of
course offering is subject to change, students also should
consult the schedule of classes available each semester from
the Office of Records and Registration or on TESS (The Electronic
Student Services) at http://tess.tcnj.edu.