TCNJ: Tuition will remain flat for 20-21 academic year, fees will be eliminated to reduce costs

The board of trustees at the College of New Jersey has approved a budget that does not increase undergraduate tuition for the 2020-21 academic year. The board eliminated various fees associated with attending the college to reduce the overall cost of attending the state school because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Costs will be reduced by 3.5 percent for in-state undergraduates and 2.5 percent for out-of-state undergraduates. The college is eliminating the student activity and card service fees for the coming academic year and the Brower Student Center fee for the fall semester to generate the cost savings.

“Concern for our students and families, many of whom are directly impacted by the recession caused by the pandemic, was an important consideration in our budget process,” said TCNJ President Kathryn Foster said.

Some colleges and universities in the region have kept tuition and fees flat for the coming academic year, while others have reduced tuition or fees. Princeton University announced earlier this month that it will reduce tuition by 10 percent for the academic year.