Free Community College Continues for Low-Income Students in NJ

By Elizabeth Scalzo


Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law to make the wavered tuition costs permanent for low-income students who attend community colleges in New Jersey, according to

Murphy signed the law on Friday, Feb. 26, and it detailed that students that come from households that make less than $65,000 a year are eligible, continues.

This program is considered “last dollar”, meaning it will cover any fees after any scholarships and grants the students receive, continues. 

“From day one, our commitment as an administration has been to ensure no deserving student should be shut out of a future that a community college education can help because of a tuition bill,” Murphy said during a speech on Friday morning.

COVID-19 Numbers 

Sun. 2/28/2021Sat. 2/27/2021
New Jersey787,000783,000
Bergen County77,29076, 862

*Numbers according to Google Statistics. Stay tuned for more daily news updates tomorrow at 10 a.m. 

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New law enables low-income student’s to go to community college. Art by Elizabeth Scalzo.